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Color

Our color menu is all-inclusive and is designed to help you choose your service based on the result you want rather than the process it takes to achieve it. (For more information about what to expect at checkout, see our FAQ page.) You’ll have the best hair color in Brooklyn, and you’ll never need to know how we got you there. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and/or to schedule a free in-person consultation.

If you’re looking to get highlights along with your root touch up, please go to our Going Lighter section.

Root Touchup | 90-175

Book if you’ve already been coloring your hair or covering your grays and simply need a root touchup. Please note: this service does not include highlights.

All-Over Color | 115-200

Book this service if you’re covering roots and also need a gloss. Or, book if you are just looking for a rich, dimensional color to showcase the color you were born with and/or always wanted! If you have blonde hair and want to go much darker, book Going Darker: Dramatically Darker. Please note: this service does not include highlights.

Highlights to Mask & Blend Grays | 220-335

Book this service if you’d like to mask your grays using ONLY highlights/lowlights. Highlights can strategically be used to mask gray hair. This works particularly well if you are already a natural blonde or a light brunette. The process can work if your hair is darker as well, but note that the highlights will have an overall lightening effect on your hair color.

Gloss to Blend Grays | 105-190

Book this service if you’re looking for translucent coverage of your grays. They won’t be gone completely, but they’ll be seamlessly blended in. We use ammonia-free, semi-permanent color for this service, which means it will fade out after about 4-6 weeks, leaving an easy return to your original color without a root line.

 

A woman with brown hair color dyed subtly cover grays by a colorist at The Bird House Salon in Brooklyn, NY
A woman with blond hair shown with highlights done by a hair colorist at The Bird House Hair Salon in Brooklyn, NY

GOING LIGHTER FAQs

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Which techniques will my stylist use to lighten my hair?

Our highlighting services are tailored just for you. During your consult, you and your stylist will decide on a strategy and then your stylist will employ any number of techniques like balayage, babylights, foils, teasylights, foilyage, etc to make it happen.

Do I need a full highlight or a partial?

There’s often confusion over the difference between a full and a partial highlight, so let us clear it up for you! A partial will focus on lightening the hair from around your face to right behind your ears to the top of your head. A full will lighten all sections of your hair. This doesn’t mean that every single piece of hair will be lightened (that’s a bleach & tone!), but rather that your whole head of hair—from the front of your hairline to the back—will be brightened.

What methods do you use to protect the integrity of my hair during a lightening service?

All of our lightening services include a bond repair treatment to protect the integrity of your hair’s health. We also use high-quality color products and hair-care products to protect your hair. If your hair is already compromized, we’ll discuss strategies for bringing your hair back to a healthier state before we use bleach on your hair. We’ll never do a service if at the expense of your hair health.

Can I still lighten my hair if I’ve previously used box dye?

If you have box-dyed hair and want to go lighter at all, we recommend you book a consultation for a Color Correction. Box-dye can be incredibly challenging to break through and requires a lot of technique, toning, and time, so it may take more than one session to achieve your lightness goals.

Does my blonding service include a gloss?

Yes! Your stylist will almost always choose to give you a gloss after lightening your hair, so we include the price in the cost of your service. That said, if you’d like your finished result to be any shade of red, please book “Natural Red Gloss” as an add-on to your lightening service.

A Little Lighter | 205-325

Book if you’re looking for touches of sun-kissed brightness. Whether you’re a natural blonde or a light-to-medium brunette, book A Little Lighter if you want the effect to be subtle yet noticeable. You’re not going for a big change here; rather, what you want is to add a sense of brightness and dimension to your existing color. Don’t book this service if you have very dark hair—instead, book A Lot Lighter.

A Lot Lighter | 235-380

Book A Lot Lighter if you have blonde to medium brunette hair and want its shade to be much lighter than it currently is OR if you have naturally very dark hair and want to lighten your hair at all, even if you’re not trying to be blonde. Lightening dark hair is a more complicated and time-consuming process than it is for lighter to medium shades.

Super Light | 115-200 per hour

This service requires an in-person complimentary consultation—contact us to book!

Select Super Light if you’re looking to go significantly lighter than your current color. We’re talking A Whole New You. If you are not a blonde but want to pass as one, this service is for you. Please know that we may not be always be able to achieve your desired results in one session and that going Super Light often requires multiple appointments.

Bleach & Tone | 115-200 per hour

This service requires an in-person complimentary consultation—contact us to book!

A bleach & tone is for you if you’re looking to lighten every strand of your hair from root to tip. There are tons of factors for your stylist to consider when doing this service, including whether your hair has been previously color treated, whether you hair is long or short, light or dark, etc. Because of that, we charge based on the amount of time/amount of sessions the effect you’re going for will require.

A woman with long hair shown with a gentle highlights done by a hair colorist at The Bird House Hair Salon in Brooklyn, NY

Root Touchup | 90-175

Book if you’ve already been coloring your hair or covering your grays and simply need a root touchup. Please note: this service does not include highlights.

All-Over Color | 115-200

Book if you want to go a little bit darker and/or enrich your current color from root to tip. If you have blonde hair and want to go much darker, book Dramatically Darker. If you only need your roots covered, book “Root Touchup.”

Dim the Lights | 205-290

Book this service, which is also known as “reverse balayage,” if you currently have highlights and want to keep that sun-kissed effect but also deepen the color. Your stylist will apply a combination of carefully applied highlights and lowlights to give your hair an overall darker appearance while maintaining your dimension.

Dramatically Darker | 180-260

Traditionally called a “double process” or “tint back,” book this service if you have light hair and want to go much darker. If you’re a natural blonde or if your hair has been bleached, darkening it requires multiple steps to achieving an even, rich tone. Dramatic darkening is the service to book if your best friend convinced you blondes had more fun, but your social media posts from when you were a brunette prove otherwise.

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A woman with long hair shown with a gloss treatment and refreshed and toned hair by The Bird House Hair Salon in Brooklyn, NY

Gloss | 90-175

Glosses are truly your secret weapon. With a gloss, your color is refreshed and toned and its shine comes roaring back to life. Glosses are THE answer for keeping your color that perfect just-out-of-the-salon tone between highlight appointments, after sun exposure, or during dry winter months.

Gloss w/ Bonder | 130-215

Adding bonder to your gloss makes your hair not only perfectly toned, but also unbreakably strong and obsessively touchable, and it will extends the life of your color too. They may call you greedy for wanting to have it all, but we’ll never judge. (See our Bond Repair Treatment in our Treatments & Styling section for more info!)

Gloss to Blend Grays | 90-175

Book this service if you’re looking for translucent coverage of your grays. They won’t be gone completely, but they’ll be seamlessly blended in. We use ammonia-free, semi-permanent color for this service, which means it will fade out after about 4-6 weeks, leaving an easy return to your original color without a root line.

Natural Red | 115-200

Book if you want to achieve a natural-looking red tone, such as strawberry blonde, copper, ginger, or auburn. This applies whether or not you’re a natural red head, but if your desired shade of red is lighter than your existing color, you’ll need to book a lightening service (see “Going Lighter”) and select “Natural Red Gloss” in the “You May Also Need” section.

Creative Red | 115-200 per hour

Maybe humans aren’t naturally born with these reds (yet…), but who cares when being a siren is the goal? This service will most likely include a lightening service as well. Contact us to book your in-person complimentary consultation!

Note: We don’t offer a root touchup option here, because reds always require a gloss.

A woman with long natural red hair colored & enhanced by a hair colorist at The Bird House Hair Salon in Brooklyn, NY
A multicolor creative color treatment by a hair colorist at The Bird House Hair Salon in Brooklyn, NY

Creative Color | 115-200 per hour

Contact us to book your in-person complimentary consultation!

Creative color is a fun, varied, and often fussy treatment. There are tons of factors to consider when getting creative hair colors, including whether your hair has been previously color treated or not, whether your hair is long or short, light or dark, etc. Do you want opal hair or simply a bit of face-framing purple balayage?

Because of the wonderful diversity of creative color treatments, we need to consult with you to determine price, the amount of appointments it may require (often, achieving the fashion color look you want requires multiple appointments), and the amount of time you’ll need to be in the chair for each service.

We use Pravana & Pulp Riot for our creative colors.