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Beat the bad hair day blues by selecting from the best Wella Color Charm products. Choosing the right hair color can be quite daunting because you might not have the complete picture of your hair type and hair contour. Skin color, hair type, and hair length must be considered before you pick a hair color that suits you and does not damage your hair with regular use.
Rule of the thumb for choosing the right color for your hair is to choose a shade darker or lighter than your natural hair color. Get a haircut first, of your choice, before you choose a hair color. Ensure your hair does not have oil, styling products, and is dry before you apply any hair color. Wet hair is not suitable for all hair colors except for lighter color formulas.
A Wella Color Charm toner is always used with the developer. Are you vying for rose gold, brunette, or the perfect blonde hair color? Your hair looks natural with these tones that give you natural-looking colored hair of your choice. As long as you follow the instructions, you get the hair color result of your choice.
The Semi Vs Demi Vs Permanent Hair Color – Difference Between Them
Most of us choose the semi-permanent or the permanent hair color. But then, what is demi-permanent hair color? It is something in between semi and permanent. The common reason to choose a hair color is to cover grey hair. Permanent hair color is your option when you only intend to cover the coarser and stubborn grey hair which the regular hair dyes fail to cover.
The demi-permanent is ammonia-free and gives a glossy finish to the colored hair. Paint your hair with the colors and streaks of your choice with Wella Color Charm hair colors. A wide range of professional hair products used by hairdressers, makes you a stylist as you experiment with colors and others hair products.
The demi-permanent hair is a lesser lasting than the permanent and more lasting than the semi-permanent. With these basics in your mind, you can now get started with choosing the right hair color for your hair.
For maximum grey coverage, demi-permanent is good enough. For lesser grey coverage semi-permanent hair color is ideal. The permanent hair color does not fade away and is long-lasting. It covers the stubborn and coarsest grey hair near the temples and locks which are usually hard to cover with a regular hair color formula.
How To Choose A Hair Color
Wella Color Charm permanent hair colors have intensified dyes that easily cover the hardest grey areas giving them a natural look. They not only cover the grey hair but also nourish it to make it softer. Choosing the right hair color is essential depending on your hair type, skin tone, and age.
Hair dyes and colors have evolved too. There is nourishment in that area. A few products come with nourishing oils in their formula which pampers hair after giving it a wonderful color that looks natural and beautiful.
What’s the difference between hair dye and hair color? Are they the same? What most people use is hair dye. It is long-lasting as it colors the inside of the hair. The hair color only paints the surface of the hair and fades easily. But most of today’s products have hair color formulas that let them stay longer and nourish the hair.
For lighter and pale skin choose lighter shades and warmer undertones. Those with a neutral skin tone can choose the Ombre technique with highlights or not placed in color same as the skin tone or a shade darker.
Start with grey coverage first then work other sections of hair so the color developed better on the grey hair. The best way to cover grey hair is to part the hair from ear to ear section and color grey hair. This method covers every grey strand of hair without leaving out any grey area.
There are different methods of covering grey hair with the use of highlights, choosing the right base color, using Blondor powder, and the right formula that covers the maximum grey hair until regrowth.
Wella Color Charm Lookbook
The look book gives an idea about hair colors suitable for various hair lengths and skin tones. Choose highlights, undertones, double shades, or colors of your choice to experiment with.
Easy to apply, turn a hairdresser at home and paint your hair in vibrant shades that show off your vibrant individuality. Wella Color Charm color charts are your best reference to choose a color that suits your hair and skin tone.
Wella Color Charm Color Codes
You will find color codes on the box and might wonder how to read them and identify which tonality to choose. Reading the color code is simple. Say, it has a color code ‘9N’ where ‘N’ is natural, and 9 is the intensity of color, 1 being the darkest shade. Wella Color Charm comes in 5 tonalities; natural, ash, gold, warm, and red.
So now you know which color code to pick depending on the light, dark, blonde, or red colors for painting your hair. You can find the tones with the letters, N, A, G, W, R, C, and V where ‘C’ and ‘V’ stand for cool and violet, and the rest of the color tones are already mentioned above.
You might as well see color codes such as, ‘5WV’ where the first letter represents the primary tone and the second letter represents secondary tone. The primary color code is dominant and the secondary color tone is subtler which gives a finished undertone effect as a result of coloring.
Color codes with repeated letters such as, ‘AA’ which means the result of the color you choose with such double codes will be intense. There is another identifier of pigment that represents in the circle along with the color code. This color is that of the pigment color which gives that shade you choose a natural look as a result of the application.
When you are lightening your hair, choose the right color circle with the fundamental rules of color mixes in the mind, such as, red + yellow = orange, etc which applies in all kinds of artworks such as, painting, photography, etc.
Wella Color Charm Mixing Basics
It comes with a cream and liquid developer. You have the option to mix colors in a bowl, apply it with a brush, or use the bottle technique for application. The Cream developer comes in 20V and 40V. If you want the same color as the natural hair color, choose a volume of 10V of the developer.
To get a higher lift you can choose 20V, which is ideal for maximum grey coverage. For blonde hair 40V developer is suitable. If you want bright and warmer shades choose a developer with 40V.
The standard time for the developer to color the hair for application is 30 minutes. If you have a larger grey area to cover choose to leave it on for 45 minutes, and as a rule of thumb start with coloring the grey hair and then proceed with other hair strands.
The ratio to mix hair color and developer is 1:2; one part hair color and two parts developer. It needs professional expertise to develop formulae for custom hair color with two or three shades to get the hair color of your choice.
To get started with using the Wella Color Charm, these are the basics to know to choose the right hair color and application method. You can refer to the color chart to select light, dark, ash, red, cool, and warm tones when you want to create a formula or select a hair color that is suitable for your skin tone and natural hair color.
The quality of your hair also determines the hair color result. The level of penetration of hair color is different for individuals, hence the results vary. Do a 15-minute hair strand test before you start applying the entire shade. This will give you an idea about how light or dark you need the color to develop on your hair. You can also refer to the hair color chart to make the right choice for your hair color.
Wella Color Charm Blonding Basics
Get umpteen shades of blonde that are cool and warm in tonality with various formulae. Once you understand the basics of mixing blonde colors, the world is your oyster to play with different shades of blonde.
The use of the right percentage of lighteners, highlighters, and the percentage of color you use for hair as well as the roots gives you the results of your choice. This comes with some experimenting and practice if you are a DIY enthusiast and salons are a dream during the lockdown.
Do not use the blonder with darker shades of colors or 40 V of the developer. Use it with colors shades above 9. A blonder must always be used with color and never applied alone. If you want to lighten the darker color, use the tonality of violet to achieve a lighter shade.
If you need a blonde shade lighter than 6, you have to use the Wella Color Charm Blonding Plus Additive. To get a lighter tone, add 1 part of the color, 1 part blonding plus, and 4 parts of 20V developer; mix and apply as usual and leave it to develop for 45 minutes. It comes with various shades of additives such as violet, gold, and blonde.
Once you learn how to develop formulae, you can get creative with using different mixes and get the result of your choice. The challenge is to make the shades warmer or lighter and knowing the mix avoids tones that are too intense, warm, or tacky.
Paints are different from demi and semi-permanent hair colors. Paints are mixed with a Clear Pastelizer to get the desired results. With paints, you get to use your imagination to create custom colors of your choice.
Wella Color Charm – Styling Products
A wide range of hair colors, styling, coloring and grooming products give your hair the look of your choice and keep it nourished. Wella Color Charm colors have fragrance and hair conditioning features which make them a joy to use as you don’t have to deal with a strong smell of chemicals found in most of the hair color products.
- Permanent, semi demi-permanent hair colors
- Paints to get creative with hair color mixes
- Cream or liquid-based colors
- No foil painting balayage system
- Liquid toners to balance warm tones
- Blondor in powder, liquid, and cream base to create full blonde in natural tones
- Bond Stabilizers to create a pH balance for colored hair when lightening hair (for salon use only)
Wella Color Charm – Hair Color For Short Hair
Highlights in colors or paints of your choice are the best styling technique for short hair. For a young and vibrant look, you can pick these styles for your hair. The Balayage technique adds a dimension to short hair. Choose colors for highlights based on your skin tone. Copper, gold, purple, red, and umpteen colors can be chosen when you know the color and tonality right for your skin.
Wella Color Charm – Hair Color For Long Hair
Various styling elements can be used for long hair. The sun-kissed, auburn, reddish-brown, mocha, caramel, high contrast, or anything that adds a dimension to your hair to make it look thicker. The color choice can also be used to make your skin look lighter and give it a vibrant look.
Choose a combination that suits your style and individuality. Are you a minimalist, adventurous, creative, straight-laced? There is a styling option for every skin tone and personality that boosts your self-esteem and style quotient.
Wella Color Charm – Hair Color For Medium Length
Blonde, brunette, butterfly hue, and more is your choice with this hair length. The color you choose also depends on your profession and the dress code at work. Blonde and brown shades are the safest and chicest for workplace style. When you choose a lighter tone in a dark shade, it creates a voluminous effect.
If you are low maintenance workaholic, try the balayage shades with tones and hues lighter or darker than your hair color. You could also use an entirely different full color and give it the balayage effect to create a light and dark chiaroscuro effect that looks minimalistic and trendy.
Wella Color Charm – Hair Color For Blonde Hair
Choose the hair color based on your skin tone and color. Avoid caramel, golden, and butterfly hue colors if you have very fair, winter skin. If you have a warmer skin tone, avoid honey and golden hues and shades. You could use icy, ash, caramel, and any color other than golden shades. You need an experienced colorist to try shades of strawberry blonde.
Choose cool colors if you have a summer skin tone or lighter than brown. Avoid using darker or funky shades if you have a summer skin tone. If you want to experiment with colors and paint, choose pastel or lighter colors that compliment your skin tone.
Wella Color Charm – Hair Color For Grey Coverage
Silver is not the only option for grey hair. You can choose lighter shades of lavender, blonde white, and an interesting mix of neon with the ombre styling. There is a silver lining in this grey area with umpteen styling options with the use of colors other than silver, blonde, and ash.
Do you want to take a road not taken? Try the multi-dimensional highlights and low light, but you need a stylist to do this to perfection. This is not your DIY project, but definitely gives you an insight into the options you have to give a chic twist to the grey hirsute.
Wella Color Charm – Hair Color Shades For Red Hair
Copper, chestnut, and auburn hues with a tinge of blonde or caramel give a chic look to the natural red hair. Copper shades create more drama and bring back the 80’s look without looking démodé. With happy curls, fringes, layered, textured, hair, these are the hair colors to choose from for redheads.
Get a warm, summery look with glossy apricot, cinnamon, or the pinkish copper tinge. Know your colors before you get an appointment with the colorist so you get to choose the best hair color and style for your red hair.
Wella Color Charm – Highlights And Lowlights
What are highlights and lowlights? In vernacular terms, highlights are colored lighter than the natural color of your hair and low lights are darker than the natural hair color. If you have a bright or an intense natural hair color such as blonde or chestnut hair, low lights are the best way to tone done the intensity with different colors.
Streaky highlights are tacky, period! Even if you get one done with the silver for the salt and pepper look? Maybe you want to look someplace else for options that give a dimensional and chic look to your hair. A colorist could suggest you better, but know your basics before you make an appointment with the salons.
Do not attempt to do lowlights at home, it’s a bad idea. It must only be done by a professional to get the result of your choice. Choose lowlights because they look great on all hair types and are low maintenance.
If you want something trendy, in your budget, and low maintenance, your prayers are answered with styling options in low lights. They are easy to care for when you use the right shampoo (sulfate-free) and styling products.
Types Of Highlights And Lowlights
Highlights add texture and lowlights add dimension and depth to the hair color. Choose from the styles and techniques before you choose which color and double shades to choose to get the look you love.
- Thin highlights for a natural and subtle effect
- Chunky highlights for texturing and customizing as per the hair type
- Babylights for subtle tonality with different colors
- Peek-a-boo highlights for creative colors hues and also subtle tones
- Ombre to get a gradient effect that fades towards the end and is darker at the top
- Textured highlights to create a voluminous effect
- Balayage for the beachy and natural look
- Foil highlights for multi-tonal results
Low Lights Variations
- Dip coloring for a vibrant look suitable for all hair lengths
- Panel blocking to get creative with colors
Both the techniques can be used to create a dramatic or a customized style when you choose highlights or lowlights. These techniques can be used in combination for creating a specific look you want to achieve.
Wella Color Charm – Balayage Styling
The trendiest and the most venerated hair color styling technique is the balayage. This technique gives you the freedom to choose from huge color options regardless of your hair color, skin tone, and hair length. If you have nothing else on your mind, tell your colorist you need a hair color in this styling technique and let them create magic for you.
Cool tones such as mushroom blonde, warmer tones like strawberry blonde, ash tones, or get creative with painting colors of a metallic or vibrant palette of psychedelic colors. Add shimmer or balance the matte with an iridescent color palette, and explore the world of hair colors with this technique and you can never go wrong in picking any style and look like a DIVA!!
The balayage is so 2020! hot look, you need to look for the number of a skilled colorist as this cannot be done at home. But, knowing the basics only gives you an edge in making the right choice before getting what looks best on you. The good news is balayage goes beyond the blonde and can be used with umpteen color and paint options.
Care Tips: The balayage style is achieved starting with the process of bleaching hair which means you need pre and post hair care. Even if you have to visit a salon fewer times because there’s hardly a need for a touch-up when the hair grows and the color fades, maintenance is a must!
Wella Color Charm – Ombre And Sombre Shades
Ombre is a gradient look you can achieve using any color of your choice. Sombre is similar to Ombre but is softer and is not as intense as Ombre. Women with blonde hair used the dip-dye technique before Ombre evolved into a stunning hair coloring technique with the use of blending options that give it a color balance without making it look harsh.
The Sombre technique gives your hair a natural look without the roots been touched with hair color unless you decide to get a full color of your choice.
DIY Ombre And Sombre Hair Color Basics
If you want to get a hair color style at home, by yourself, then Ombre is the best choice. You can play with colors ranging from neon, caramel, blonde, or any color of your choice. Understand how the fading effect works and you could get the right look doing it yourself. Ombre is trending in 2021, know how to get one for yourself, quick, quick!!
As long as you know the basic technique, you can experiment with different colors without having to hit the salon every time with an idea in your mind. If you are a radical, a punk, you must have already binged on this style to perfection. The best thing about Ombre technique is that the roots are left untouched working on the base.
Either you do it with a bleach application on the Ombre area you choose or use a product that lets you have the direct application without the use of bleach. You can use the free-hand or foil technique depending on the Ombre style you want to achieve. Use a good conditioner and shampoo for hair color to keep your hair nourished and from drying.
Wella Color Charm – Frosting
The Frosting is a highlighting technique that creates a stronger contrast between the natural hair color and the shades used. You could use different colors with this technique for a dramatic look with pop colors. It can cause damage to your hair and is not recommended to try at home. This is ideally suited for a short or choppy haircuts as it gives it the extra drama it needs.
You can make a style statement with the textured look that is achieved with the frosting technique. It looks good on all hair lengths. If you have thicker hair, try this look as it scatters the contrasts between lightning colors and gives a good dimension to the overall look for any hairstyle you choose.
With this information about how to read color codes, techniques, and hair color products you can use, you know the look you need. It is easier to communicate with your colorist when you know what these jargons mean.
Happy you can read colorist and hairstylist lingo? Get that look Diva, what are you waiting for?! Wella Color Charms hair color options and products for those who want to try a few of these techniques at home and create an individual style; pick a style, color, and grooming options.