Taking the plunge into salon hair color is all about making choices. Should you ask for a few highlights throughout your dark brown hair, or try something entirely new? Should you remain neutral or go bold with a neon hair color? As much as we love switching up our hair color from time to time, deciding to make a change without knowing the end result can be a bit nerve-wracking.
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5 Free Apps That Let You Try A New Hair Color Without Commitment
22 March 2019
Luckily, smartphone technology has blessed us with tons of apps that allow you to transform your mane virtually before committing to the real thing.
Looking to get a complete hair makeover (without actually getting one)? Keep scrolling for five of our favorite change hair color apps you need to try ASAP.
L'Oréal Professionnel Style My Hair
Think of the L'Oréal Professionnel Style My Hair app as a personalized salon consultation in the palm of your hand. The app allows you to curate your own profile based on your hair color, hair type, and any concerns you’re currently dealing with. From there, it generates styles and hair colors that would be ideal for you.
The 3D hair color technology moves with the motion of your hair—meaning you can flip and twirl your hair as much as you want and your faux hair color will remain intact.
You can also create hair trend mood boards, share your photos, and find the nearest L’Oréal Professionnel salon to turn your virtual hair color into the real deal!
L'Oréal Professionnel Style My Hair, free to download
Bluebear Hair Color Booth
Have you ever wondered what you would look like with a fantasy hair color like coral or emerald? If you’ve never dared to test out a vibrant hue before, now’s your chance! With over one million downloads, Bluebear Hair Color Booth is one of the most-utilized color changing apps on the iTunes store.
The way it works is simple: First, take a photo or upload an older one from your camera roll. Then, scroll through the panel of hair colors at the bottom of the screen and choose one that you want to try. Finally, use the brush tool to apply the color to your mane. Like what you see? Save the image and bring it into your next color appointment.
Bluebear Hair Color Booth, free to download
Modiface Hair Color
This free app allows you to choose from over 50 hair colors including vibrant pinks, purples, and neutral tones. After you upload a selfie, scroll through the color panel at the bottom of the screen to choose the shade of your dreams! While many colors are available with your free download, additional neutral and vibrant hues are available for purchase within the app.
Modiface Hair Color, free to download
Along with a new hue, this app allows you to transform your entire look! Once you’ve found the right hair color, you can choose a virtual makeup look from some of the industry’s top brands including L'Oréal or customize your own.
YouCam Makeup, free to download
Matrix Professional Virtual Try-On App
Matrix is our tried-and-true brand for all things color—and the brand is taking its mane mastery up a notch with it’s new virtual hair color try-on feature. Partnering with beauty technology company ModiFace, the app allows stylists and clients to have in-salon consultations like never before. Whether you’re interested in a blonde balayage or a wild color, your stylist can help you “try on” any Matrix hair color imaginable using the app—no commitment necessary! You can even control the brightness and intensity of your chosen hue.
George Papanikolas, Matrix celebrity stylist, loves using the tool for his on-the-go, high profile clients.
It’s important that I utilize all the tools at my disposal to make sure their consultation is efficient and quick...With the help of the new Matrix Virtual Try-On app I can do just that. Within minutes I can share with my clients exactly what they’ll look like when they leave my chair.
If your hair color app inspires you to permanently change your hue, we'd love to see your final look! Use the hashtag #HairDotCom to share your photos with us.
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