In lieu of our standing salon appointments, we are taking this time to brush up on some basic beauty skills that we can do at home. First up: re-touching our roots!
We tapped celebrity hair colorist and co-founder of Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles, Nikki Lee, for some simple pointers.
"Before attempting to dye your roots at home, it’s important that you understand what your starting hair color is. To help identify your shade, look at the side of the box to find your closest match. The biggest mistake many people make is they choose a color they want to have instead of what they actually have. This can create 'hot roots,' which is when your roots look orange or don't match the rest of your hair," warns Lee.
OK, now that you have your dye picked out, it's time to color. Note that "an at home root touch up will take at least an hour. Up to 30 minutes to apply the dye, then typically another 30 or so minutes for processing," advises Lee. Budget your time accordingly (especially if you're juggling a million other things at the same time).