For some parents, your child’s first change to their natural hair is a big step for many reasons. Parents may wonder about maintaining the look, scalp sensitivities, damage to the hair, and age appropriateness. The style being presented may be too shocking for the parent, so it may also cause disagreements. It can be a tough road to navigate, or it can be fun and exciting.
Teens are most often trying very hard to both forge a new identity and find some independence. Bringing your teen or tween in for a summer highlight can end up being the perfect way to satisfy their need for change while providing a great bonding activity for you and your child. You can also take this opportunity to talk with your teen about their identity and self-confidence.
You should also ask your teen additional questions that will help them really think through their decision. What color have they selected? What will they do if they do not like how their hair looks? This can also give them an opportunity to communicate with their service provider to build self-confidence and independence. Our service providers are always happy to consult with you ahead of time to answer any questions or concerns you have for your child’s first color service if needed.
A great first-time color will accent their features and look sun kissed. Having some basic highlights done—not too many, maybe a few around the face or on either side of the part line or even little flicks through the ends, is a perfect easy summer change. The trend right now is all about grown-out color, so these highlights can be done lower on the and allowed to grow out and still look trendy. It’s a look that is usually considered more age-appropriate as well as more accepted in cases of school dress codes. There is less upkeep involved, and they will be happy about having a very current look.
Are highlights and coloring safe? If done professionally, highlights and coloring can be safe for a 12-year-old. Off the scalp color and highlights with Aveda color is a super safe option. Also, be sure to schedule a patch test prior to your child’s appointment to test for any allergic reactions. It only takes a few minutes and is no charge. Scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation with your stylist is also the perfect way to make sure that you and your teen are on the same page.
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We would love to be a part of such a special day!