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im a school learner and i want to know what shade i should color my black hair black and how can i make it last long?

Hi Toria,

The best shade for you is determined by skin tone and how much maintenance you're willing to do. Without lightening, you aren't get get much of a noticeable change. Any time you lighten and put color over the top you're going to get fading and without being able to see you, I can't make any color suggestions. If you do a splash of color just under the surface, you'll have the least amount of retouching. Ombré for example doesn't shoe roots but the color will probably fade over time because black hair can be difficult to lift.

I'd recommend going in to a salon foe a free consultation so someone can look at your hair in person and make suggestions based on your hair tyoe, skin tone and lifestyle. I can't do anything without being able to see you.  


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Dana Sear


I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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