Salon Etiquette 101: What to Do if You Hate Your New Hair Colour

There’s nothing better than the joy and excitement you feel leaving the salon with freshly coloured tresses, knowing the hours (and dollars) you spent in the process were all worth it. But not every colour appointment has a happy ending. Sometimes, as your hair’s being dried, you catch a glimpse of your new colour in the mirror, and (gasp!) what you feel is the opposite of joy. Then the panic sets in—you’ve got a good 15 to 20 minutes until the blow-dryer stops, and you’ll forced to speak. You know your colourist will be expecting gratitude and enthusiasm, but you hate what you’re looking at. What do you do? Celebrity colourist Rita Hazan has the answer.

Keep reading for the best course of action when your dye job turns out all wrong!