Nowadays, hair dying or coloring is not bound to models and celebrities. It has become so popular among the youth, be it girls or boys. Since everyone wants to experiment with hairstyles and looks, we search for different salons and hairstyle points to have a new look. 

Meanwhile, many questions come to our minds regarding hair dye, such as cost, side effects, how long it will remain, etc.

But today, we will discuss ‘How much does it cost to dye your hair?' The answer to this question can differ according to different factors, products, types of hair coloring, length of hair, and hair type. 

You may want to have highlights or full hair colors; you may want to color your hair at home or in the salon. You may have short hair or long hair. You may wish to complex colors like Balayage or Ombre. So the cost of dye depends on such different factors. 

Hair coloring can start from $10 to $60 to around $150 for complex hair coloring, but it can even be higher up to $500 if you want hair color with techniques. Today we will try to explain the cost of hair coloring based on various factors! So let's get started!

How much does it cost to dye your hair at home?

Due to lack of time and money, many people prefer to do such dyes at home by themselves. This is not a bad idea, but they have to do mathematics first. Moreover, they should know if it is safe to do dye at home and what challenges it can bring to them. 

The cost of coloring hair at home is much more affordable than getting it colored in salons. But it is only beneficial for you if you don't want any professional coloring techniques like Highlights, Ombre, etc. 

Here are factors that affect the cost of coloring hair at home!

1) Availability Of Equipment

If you're coloring your hair at home, then you may need different equipment like a hair coloring brush, hair cap, hair dye enhancer shampoo, gloves, and other equipment. So if you already have these, your hair coloring cost will be much lower. But if you can't afford such essentials or consider it a time and money-wasting activity, maybe a salon is a good fit.

2) Natural Color of Hair

Hair's natural color also affects the cost of coloring hair at home. For example, if you have dark hair color, then to get any opposite hair color, you need to dye your hair 2-3 times to get desired results. 

However, if you want the same hair color, you will need less dye in dark hair color. 

Light hair color people always need less hair dye to color as their hair absorbs color quickly.

3) Long or Short Hair

Length is one of the major factors in deciding your hair dye cost. If your hair is short, you will need to put less dye than coloring long hair. Long hairs also require more effort to color.

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4) Bleach

Most times, to get a better hair color in brown shades, hair bleaching is necessary. So you need to bleach your hair to get the desired result. However, it will cost more to bleach the hair. Bleach can cost around $20-30.

5) Living Condition

The environment you live in plays an essential role in hair coloring. Because if you're living in humid conditions, you may need to get rid of frizz. And if there is too much pollution, then you may need to clean your hair before dying them. Polluted and sweaty hair can bring the worst result to you. So make sure your hair is clean and dry at the time of dye.

6) Cost & Type of Dye

The cost and type of dye are the main factors that affect the cost of hair coloring at home. If you choose the cheapest option, you may get hair color dye from $7 to $30. For good choices, the cost can go from $50 to $100.

Another factor that matters is the type of hair dye. Premium dye colors like ash blonde, Honey Blonde, and cherry brown are more expensive than Jet Black or Brown dye colors.

Note: After keeping all these factors in mind, the average cost of hair coloring at home can cost $30 to-100.

The table shows how much it will cost to get your hair colored at home according to different factors!

Hair Dye Items and Factors(Home)Cost
Hair Dye Cost$7-$30
Bleach$20-60
Hair coloring equipment(if not available)$20-$50
Shampoo or Conditioning $5-$20
Rare oR Better quality Dye$50-$100
Toner Kit $5-$15

How much does it cost to bleach and dye your hair at a Salon/Professionals?

The cost of getting your hair colored with technique or without technique can be much more than coloring at home. But the service you will get is far better than doing it at home. 

You can get your hair colored with different techniques like Ombre, Highlights, and Balayage. Also, the efforts and results you will get will be much better than at home. 

The average cost of getting hair colored at a standard salon stands at $50 to $120. But just like we mentioned factors that affect hair coloring at home, different factors also affect the cost of hair coloring from the salon! So let's have a look at these factors!

1) Kind of Hair

Hair Type includes the length, color, and health of your hair. For example, if you have dark natural hair color, then your hair will need more dye and treatments to get a suitable hair color. 

In the same way, if you have long-length hair, then your hair will need more hair dye, and if you have short hair, then less hair dye. 

Also, if your hair's condition and health are good, you may not need additional treatment like shampoo or Conditioning. 

So, in this way, the condition, hair type, and color affect the cost of getting your hair colored at a salon. 

2) Type and location of Salon

If you're getting your hair treatment from a professional and recognized hair salon/professional, then the cost will be high by $20-30. 

if the location of your salon is in a prime location, then obviously, you will have to pay some extra pennies. You can compare the cost at your nearby hair salon to save you some money, but it does not mean compromising quality.

3) Type of Hair Dye

The cost and type of dye are the main factors that affect the price of hair coloring. If you choose the cheapest option, you may get hair color dye from $50 to $150. 

Also, if you want to have your hair color with techniques including highlights, Babylights, or Ombre, then the cost will be different than simple hair coloring because these techniques need more skill, more dye, and more time. 

4) Technique of Hair Coloring

As already mentioned, the techniques like highlights, Babylights, and other methods require skills, more time, and obviously different rounds and types of dye. So getting them done at the salon is the best option, but they can range from $150 to $500. 

5) Bleach

Most times, to get a better hair color in brown shades, hair bleaching is necessary. So you may need to get your hair bleached to see better results. But you should know how much does it cost to dye your hair brown. However, it will cost more to bleach the hair. Bleach can cost around $30-40 if done in a Salon.

6) Stylist’s Perfection

Yes if you want to book a highly-skilled stylist expert to dye your hair, he or she may charge more than a general hairstylist. So, ensure the stylist who is doing your hair dye has the proper training and experience in this field.

The table shows how much it will cost to get your hair colored at home according to different factors!

Hair Dye Items and Factors(Salon)Cost
Hair Dye Normal$50-$150
With Bleaching$80- $170
Bold Hair Color$150-$300
Bold Hair Color(With Bleach)$300-$500
Simple Highlights$50-$150
Simple Highlights with bleach $150-$300
Pastel Colors$200-$400
Ombre, Balayage or Babylights(Medium or long hair)$255-$300
Colour Preserver$30-$80

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What if you get your hair dyed too dark?

It could be possible that either you or a professional will get your hair colored too dark. Then it can cause serious problems and a bad look eventually. But don't worry it can happen and fortunately different methods to lighten that dark dyed hair are available.

We've already mentioned those different techniques in our article below. You can try either home techniques or professional techniques. To know more about this click the below link.

Read: How to lighten dyed hair that is too dark

Bottom Line

So we've mentioned different costs of getting your hair colored either at home or at the salon. Of course, you can give a try any method according to your choice. But in case you want to dye your hair with techniques, then we will advise you to get them done by a professional. 

They will surely do better than doing it yourself at home. 

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