With all of the box color options on the shelves these days, it seems that coloring your hair yourself at home is a great option. However, when asked the best advice I can give someone about hair color, I always say, “Leave the hair color to the professionals!” Often, the worst color corrections we see at Barron’s London Salon come from the most innocent attempts at using box color at home! Many of you do not understand that hair can be porous all over, or in certain places, and will grab the hair color quicker and become darker faster. Others of you may feel confident because you are matching what your stylist did at your roots, but the color on the box isn’t the shade it promised to be once on your roots. Then there is the orange roots syndrome where the box color lifts your hair to a nice shade of orange and you don’t know why. All of these scenarios are things that a professional stylist with proper training can prevent when doing professional hair color services. Attempts to lighten hair at home can also be truly disastrous and actually damage and break hair, so no amateurs in this department either please! Professional hair color services, done at a professional hair salon by a trained professional hair stylists is the only option for healthy, accurate and beautiful hair color.