Do you feel like it is time for a bit of a change? A permanent hair colour treatment could definitely give you a new lease on life! Not only that, you’ll enjoy the pampering that comes along with the trip to the permanent hair colour salon and the confidence and fun you’ll experience with your new look.

When it comes to choosing a new permanent hair colour, there are so many different factors to consider. Of course, you want a colour that is absolutely gorgeous and that suits you, but you also want to be practical. 

As hair colour specialists in Newcastle, here are some of our expert tips and factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing a new hair colour!

Your Current Hair Colour

Your current hair colour may limit the choices that you have when looking at which hair colour you want to try next. For example, if you have pitch-black hair, you aren’t going to be able to go platinum blonde overnight, unfortunately. If you have lighter hair, you may have more options available to you.

The Current Health Of Your Hair

If you have strong, healthy hair, you can probably go any colour without damaging it much. But if you have loads of split ends and your hair is dry and damaged, you may want to look into getting it healthier before you colour it. Colouring can take a bit of a toll on your hair, especially when going lighter.

Try On Wigs

If you are struggling to decide whether a colour may suit you or not, one of the best things that you can do is to try on wigs. This can also help you with deciding on a particular hairstyle, fringe, etc. Instead of trying on a physical wig, there are also many apps that you can download that allow you to try on virtual wigs.

Ask The Professionals At A Permanent Hair Colour Salon

If you are feeling uncertain about a certain permanent hair colour, you could always book a consultation with a professional hair colour specialist, and they will be able to tell you more about the options available to you and what choices may work best for you.


Certain colours require a lot more maintenance than others. For example, blonde hair is known to be extremely high maintenance and may require special shampoos and other products. Are you prepared for these maintenance costs and the time required?

Does Your Job Have Any Restrictions?

If you have a corporate job, there may be certain restrictions on crazy, funky colours and unnatural colours, or extreme looks may be out of the question for you. Ensure that the colour you choose is not going to affect your career.

Current Trends

While trends are not everything, it is always fun to look at trends and gain some sort of inspiration, especially if you are feeling stuck with what colour to go for. There are loads of places that you can look to for trends.

Consider Different Colour Techniques

Remember that you do not have to go with a solid colour. You could get highlights, lowlights, a balayage, ombre, or a variety of other hair colour techniques. 

Your Skin Tone, Eye Colour, Etc.

When looking at hair colours, you need to remember that just because it looks great on someone else does not necessarily mean that it will suit you. Be aware of your skin colour, eyebrow colour and eye colour when looking at potential hair colour options.

Your Personal Style

Everyone has their own unique personal style. Think about how your new hair colour is going to look with your favourite outfits and in photos, etc. Does it really match up to who you are and your personal style? Definitely something to think about!

Are you looking for a hair colour specialist in Newcastle? Here at Suki Hair, we are very passionate about creating beautiful hair transformations using permanent hair colour treatment. We would be more than happy to offer you advice when it comes to choosing the right shade for you. Feel free to browse our website or get in touch with us should you want to book an appointment!