The Do's and Don'ts of Dyeing Your Hair At Home

Anyone who’s ever coloured her hair can attest that the even smallest bottle of dye wields enormous power. Case in point: a vibrant, multi-dimensional new hair colour can soothe all wounds, while a botched dye job…well, we don’t even want to go there.

If you’re ready for a colour change and the salon isn’t an option, there is another way to go: DIY-ing your colour at home. We spoke with celebrity colourist Ramsay McLean from Kim Vo Salon (a favourite spot for celebs like Kate Hudson and Dakota Fanning) and asked him for his advice for anyone who’s considering an at-home dye adventure. Turns out, there are some steadfast rules that you should follow—click through the slideshow above to see what they are!


Photo courtesy of Jamie Nelson/ELLE Mexico