Sally's Beauty Supply Informative - Not very knowledgeable

Review by GothicSmurf on 2007-08-27
I constantly change my hair color (I use VEGAN dyes to not ruin my hair). Friday I went into Sally's to see if they could advise me of any products to remove red from my hair, as I have naturally blonde hair.

I was looking to dye it purple again, and last time I did, the red stayed in my hair and caused the purple to fade to a very odd grayish blue.

I had an idea of what I was looking for but wanted to make sure I had the right products. I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to do a ton of damage to my hair, as well as to see which one worked best.

When I asked the first associate, she advised me of a couple of products, but then said, she wasn't very good at hair color. When I looked at the products she handed me, the tones she handed me were totally off. They were to remove green tints from hair. She then referred me to the other associate who she said had a better knowledge of hair colors.

The other associate came over and helped me a little bit, but she was still off as well.

So the gist of my story is this: Unless you know exactly what you are doing or trying to do. The employees at Sally's while, intelligent, don't have a good grasp on what their products do.

I had always assumed that the people working there were hair dressers, or would have more knowledge about their products than they actually did.

If anyone works at Sally's, I'd love to hear from you!

Regardless, Sally's is a great shop with great decent prices and the results on their hair care products are great.

I will give them credit/Kudos for trying to help me out.

I'm just sending out an FYI for those who may be novices at hair care... as the products they recommended for me, because they did have chemicals, could have really caused serious damage to my hair had I bought the wrong one- causing me to have to re-do it. (As I only chemically alter my hair once a year at most.)

(Picture of purple hair in my profile for those who are interested.)
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-08-27
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-27:
Bluish gray is very odd... but purple is not?
Posted by GothicSmurf on 2007-08-27:
LOL No purple IS odd too, but I was reffering to the shade that the purple faded to due to the red in my hair. THAT was an odd color... one that I didn't want.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-27:
GothicSmurf,great review.
I would use food coloring,back in the day.LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-27:
GothicSmurf -- My daughter colors her hair every color of the rainbow and she too is vegan. Now if you are gay it'd be the trifecta... Anyway, extremely well written review. I voted your contribution 'Very Helpful'.
Posted by D. on 2007-08-27:
I like to read a review like this. The concern is to the point without bashing everyone who works there or every location they may have. Gothic gives credit were credit is due and Kudos to her for that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-27:
Well I gotta admit... you make purple look good!
Posted by GothicSmurf on 2007-08-27:
Well thank you very much Ken and everyone else for understanding the point of my post and not bashing me for my hair color/ lifestyle choices. I gave Kudos all around.

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