The 7 Rules of Getting Your Hair Coloured

A fresh hair colour doesn’t only elevate your look, but also boosts your mood, confidence, and, hell, even the ferocity of your head toss. And then there’s the lacklustre dye job, which can make you feel like crawling under the covers and never emerging (“But it’s not just hair!” you wail as you curse Pinterest for not reminding you that strawberry-red only works on a select few—and by a select few, we mean Emma Stone).

Because no one wants to leave the hair salon filled with regret or, worse yet, horror, we’ve put together a little guide to help ensure that your colour appointments always go according to plan. And who better to consult than Lorri Goddard of Goddard + Bragg salon, the colourist who took Kim K from raven to platinum in just one sitting? Keep scrolling to read the seven rules of getting your hair coloured, and never regret a colouring appointment again!