The following instructions and definitions will help you work with the hair analysis swatch kit and complete the Hair Colour To Go™ profile.
Question 1, Root Color – In front of a mirror, part your hair to get a good view of the roots. (You can also check the swatch against the hair at the nape of your neck.) Then use the swatches from the ‘N’ series and identify the swatch that most closely matches your root color. Be sure to fan the swatches out first to get a true representation of the color. If you don't, the color will appear darker that it really is. If your color falls between two swatches, choose the darker one.
Question 2, End Color – Looking at the ends of your hair (shorter hair may require a mirror) use the entire set of swatches to find the swatch that most closely matches the end color. If your color falls between two swatches, choose the lighter one. If you have highlights, streaked or spotted hair, identify the swatch that most closely matches your base color, and in question 4, let us know what swatch matches the highlights. For instance, you may have a base color of 7N with 8G highlights.
Question 3, Desired Color – Now, using all the swatches, identify your desired color. If your desired color is not accurately represented by the swatches, use the swatches as a guideline and then further describe your color request in the Additional Comments section at the bottom of the profile. For example, you might desire your hair to be 8G with a little more red in it, or 10GB with a little more blond shading. If your desired color is not accurately represented by the swatches and you have a photograph or even a picture from a magazine of your desired color, you can mail it to Hair Colour To Go and we will match that color exactly, guaranteed.
Question 4, Desired Highlights – Using all the swatches, identify the color of your highlights. If your color falls between two swatches, choose the lighter one.
Question 5, Hair Length – The length will help us determine the age and probable condition of your hair.
Short hair is considered
hair that is cut above the shoulders showing most or all of the neck.
Question 6, Hair Texture – The texture helps determine the appropriate mixture of European ingredients to help the color best adhere to your hair.
Hair Density – Knowing your hair density helps us understand how much hair is on
your head, and the quality and strength of that hair.
Question 8, Condition of Scalp – Knowing the condition of your scalp is important because it often helps us understand your hair type and the overall health of your hair. This information will enable us to formulate a mixture that not only matches your hair coloring needs, but is also gentle on your skin and scalp.
Question 9, Treatment – It helps to know if your hair has recently been treated so that we formulate your hair treatment product to get results you expect as well as help repair any damaged hair from previous applications. If a treatment was done in a salon, enter "salon" in the 'Which Brand' field. If you used an over-the-counter product, enter the brand used.
Question 10, Hair Characteristics – Knowing the unique characteristics of your hair helps us mix your formula with the appropriate percentages of ingredients so you get complete and consistent coverage. The fact is “one size” does not fit all.
Takes color unevenly (porous hair)
Question 11, Percentage of Gray – Knowing the percentage of gray enables our consultants to select the pigmentation and developers for your custom formula to yield the best results.
Pattern and Location of Gray – This information helps us provide
instructions for appropriate hair treatment application.
Question 13, Eye Color – Select the appropriate color.
Question 14, Skin Tone, Wrist – Select the appropriate tone.
Question 15, Skin Tone, Face – Select the appropriate tone.
Question 16, Skin Undertone, Wrist – Select the appropriate tone.
Question 17, Skin Undertone, Face – Select the appropriate tone.
Question 18, Ethnicity – Select the appropriate category.