3. If you’re a little nervous about dyeing your hair, go for a shade that’s about three shades away from your natural color.
This makes it easy to transition back to your natural hair color (if you’ve had enough) and also allows for a stylist to build on that color if you want to take it to the next level.
4. Consider whether or not you have commitment issues when you’re picking a shade.
“Bright colors require the most bleach and the colors wash out quickly, which means you have to be committed to the upkeep,” AJ Lordet of Pierre Michel Salon in New York City told Buzzfeed. If you don’t want to visit a colorist every 3 weeks, figure out a look that you’ll still feel good about if it’s grown out a little or the color has faded.