Hair Color Psychology

For most of us, a trip to the hair salon begins with a fabulous consultation where you and your stylist determine what style will enhance your natural effervescing features. You discuss a variety of haircutting and color options in an effort to make that magical connection between that perfect haircut and that stunning new hair color.

While it’s true, a fabulous haircut can make you look better, that perfect hair color can make you feel better. From ordinary or rich, to vibrant or vivid, your hair color choices are truly endless. It’s this infinite number of color choices that makes deciding on that perfect hair color such an emotional decision. And depending on your season of life and the hair color you choose, your reasons are almost certainly shared by others. So explore the following three groups of people and see if you share some common hair color psychology.

First Time

Coloring your hair for the very first time can make you feel a little anxious. Peer pressure, your favorite celebrity, or perhaps a new direction in life, are all reasons why one may consider changing hair color for the very first time. If this sounds like you, go slow and don’t opt for a complete makeover. Consider changing just the tone of your hair, or opt for a semi or demi permanent hair color. Remember if you like what you see, you can always exercise your bravado next time by going for something a little bolder.

All the Time

Simply put, we enjoy change. While changing our job or where we live is not always an option, we know and understand the benefits of changing our hair color. A different hair color is a great way to spice up life and enjoy something new. In a study by experts at Nottingham Trent University, they found that women who colored their hair were significantly more confident, creative, and attractive and gained more impetus with their romantic partners. If you consider yourself fashion conscious and delight in self-expression, you are likely coloring your hair and experiencing these emotional benefits.

Creative Time

If rainbow shades and galaxy hair describe your style, then you may be a risk taker. You might also be considered creative, free spirited and artistic, and find the latest styles of Katy Perry and Kesha appealing. Now more than ever, it’s not uncommon to see someone ambling through the mall rocking the latest trend in bright blue or pastel pink. Artistic independence is you and what a better way to express yourself than with an explosion of hair color.

The desire to enhance your look is natural. And changing your hair color is one simple way to accomplish just that. But while beauty doesn’t come in a bottle, it’s nice to enjoy the freedom of changing things up once in a while. Regardless of what stage in life you are, hair color is one of the easiest things to change without any major commitment. In our Canton hair salon, changing hair color regardless of the occasion is something we do every day So next time you visit the salon and consider hair color, it’s possible you’ve first thought of hair color psychology.

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.