Oh, the inner struggle. You get your professional haircut from a great salon, but looking to save a few bucks, toy with the idea of coloring from a box. And? Is it worth it? Well, most of us have done it, and why not? The girls on the box look great and the process is fast and cheap, but what about the long term? If you’re brunette, chances are your boxed color looks okay initially, but what about when it fades? Ever experienced the few-weeks-in orange tint when you intended to color cool? And blondes, ever feel a bit too…yellow? Sure, box color can work for awhile, but even when choosing permanent it tends to fade fast. And what about when it doesn’t look right the first time? You usually end up either buying another box to correct, or making an appointment to fix it professionally and your money saving intentions fly out the window. At De Riah, we never want to talk you out of something you really want to try, and we understand upkeep can seem expensive. But what we want you to remember is that with professional hair color like Goldwell, we’re able to choose your color based specifically on your hair’s makeup and hue, giving you an end result that will fit you better and last longer than any box. So, even if you are considering saving your cash this time, think about the long term effects of layering boxed color and the alternative results you’ll get working with a professional whose job it is to think about the health (and look) of your locks. Have more color questions? Our stylists will be happy to answer!