What Every Man Needs to Know About Hair Color

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What Every Man Needs to Know About Hair Color

It’s no secret that the George Clooneys of the world can pull off the salt-and-pepper look. But it can also work for you, too! Going just a little gray can be distinguished, ruggedly handsome, and lends that certain air of mystery. On the flipside of the coin, letting your hair go full-on Santa Claus might not bode well around the holidays. Unfortunately, many men are hesitant to take that crucial step to balancing youth and aging: coloring their hair.

That’s why we’ve created an easy-to-follow guide to hair color for men.

By following these simple tips, you can achieve silver fox status in no time. And don’t worry, no one will know that you dye your hair (it’s our little secret).

Know Your Levels.

In order to pick the right tool for the job, it’s important to take note of the top three levels of hair color available to you. Most salons carry Levels 1-3.

Level 1 hair color is semi-permanent. This is probably your best bet, as it washes out more quickly and fades naturally (usually without that harsh line between colored and uncolored hair).

Level 2 hair color is demi-permanent, meaning that it lasts a bit longer than semi-permanent but still fades out after 25 shampoos. Demi-permanent color is great for covering up a full head of gray hair.

Level 3 hair color is permanent. If you’re looking to make a huge shift in your look, this color will add that extra punch. But, be careful if you intend to use a permanent color to cover up your grays; you may need to stop by your local salon for more frequent tune-ups.

Don’t Think In Black And White.

Learn to love your gray a little, guys. One of the most detrimental anti-aging myths floating around the world wide web is that you need to cover up your gray completely.

Take a cue from Hollywood and mix up the monotonous. Add a little spice: salt and pepper, to be specific.

Ask your favorite stylist to leave a little gray speckled in throughout your new hue. It may seem counterintuitive at first, but in the long run, it’ll serve you well.

Nothing ages a man faster than a solid, unnatural color.

Be Adventurous.

You’re not afraid to tackle the toughest challenges in the boardroom. You eat rigorous hiking trails for breakfast. There’s a pickle jar that needs opening? A spider that needs killing? You’re the man for the job.

So, why are you afraid of a little hair color?

The truth is: you shouldn’t be.

Go ahead; take the plunge, and become a silver fox today.

Not sure how to pepper your own hair? Never fear! Stop by any Fantastic Sams location and consult one of our hair color experts today.


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