Hair Stylist Warns At-Home Treatments Could Lead to More Expensive Fix Later

(OnFocus) Hair salons continue to be closed as part of Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order. As research firm Nielsen records a spike in hair dye sales, stylists caution that trying to fix hair at home could have less-than-ideal results.

“I would never condone at-home hair coloring. I know it’s hard to let those roots show, but ladies need to remember that a ‘quick fix’ now is going to lead to a long (expensive) fix later when we’re back in business,” said Kristen Niehaus, owner of Split Ends Hair Salon in Marshfield.

Instead, to keep color in check, Niehaus suggests talking with a stylist about a root touch-up spray.

“They come in many colors and wash out with shampoo so they don’t hurt or change your hair color,” she said. “I would suggest contacting their stylist to see what brand/color would work best for them. Some are powders that you brush on like eye shadow, some spray on like hair spray. But check with your stylist to get some help before wasting money or time on a product that might not work for you.”

Wisconsin residents should also get comfortable with longer hair for now and leave the haircuts to the professionals once salons are back in business.

“As far as cuts — just don’t! Give us a few more weeks and we’ll take care of it,” Niehaus said.

Kaylin S
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