If you will be applying for a new job soon after dying your hair then you should look at the company’s dress code before you make the decision. Some firms have a policy against unnatural shades of hair color and it would be a shame for this to compromise the chances of you being chosen for a job you really want.
At the end of the day, if you really hate your new hair color then there is nothing to stop you from dying it a different color almost immediately. If you have to make the decision again in the future then you will have one less option to choose from.
You should consider your own coloring and complexion when you decide which color to dye your hair. If you want it to look natural then you should stick to something which is an exaggeration of your natural hair color. Chances are that if you pick something wildly different to your natural coloring, it will be easy to tell that you have dyed your hair. If this doesn’t matter to you, then you can be as bold and as different as you like. You should also consider whether you also want to dye your eyebrows to match your new hair color as this can be quite a time-consuming commitment.
If one of your friends or a favorite celebrity has a new hairdo and has dyed their hair a color which you love, why not take a leaf out of their book and try it for yourself. They say that imitation is the best form of flattery so your friends shouldn’t be offended if you copy their good looks.
If you want to dye your hair a different color permanently then you should know that you will have to keep dying it to cover up the roots, and this could damage your hair in the long run. If you decide to let the color grow out then you could end up with a strange stripe as your natural color grows from the roots. If you go for a semi-permanent color then you have the advantage of being able to change the color more often. When using semi-permanent dyes you will only be able to choose a color darker than your natural hair color or use it to cover up any grey hairs you may have.
When you make the decision to change your hair color then you will also need to consider whether you want one block color or whether you would like to put in highlights and lowlights. A dark color is easy to apply yourself from a box bought in a supermarket or drugstore, but highlights are much trickier and it is a good idea to have a professional put them in for you. This is obviously much more expensive than doing it yourself, so is worth bearing in mind when you make the decision about which color to dye your hair.