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Frederic Fekkai Salon Color Review with Before and After Photo

Take a Look at Fekkai's At-Home Hair Color

At the posh Frédéric Fekkai salon in Henri Bendel, color treatments start at $135 and skyrocket from there. That's the price you pay for gorgeous, multitonal color. But for those of us who aren't within walking distance to Fifth Avenue, there's Fekkai Salon Color ($30). Created by the legendary stylist, the at-home color is more deluxe than your average drugstore product, but less expensive than heading to a salon.

But how well does it work? A friend of mine offered to try it out and share her findings, roping her fiancé into serving as her assistant. To see the before-and-after hair color,


My friend used shade 6N, a light brown color. Here's her before-and-after shot. Having seen the color up close, I can attest to its richness. The color is shiny and natural, and as you can see, it put a smile on my friend's face.

She liked . . .

  • "The color was great and covered my gray! (Yes, I have gray hairs.)"
  • "The smell was not as bad as normal box hair dye, and the formula did not seem as harsh."
  • "The weekly conditioner is superb. It left my hair very soft and shiny."

She wasn't crazy about . . .

  • "I have thick hair and there was barely enough to dye my whole head. I was scraping the sides to cover the ends!"
  • "This product would be very difficult to do on your own as you apply the dye with a brush. Luckily, my boyfriend played hairdresser and it worked fine — but it is definitely a two-person job."

Overall, she gives this color a great review — so great, in fact, that I'm tempted to pick up a box myself.

Join The Conversation
infraredflower infraredflower 8 years
Her hair looks beautiful!!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
All haircolor can be applied with a brush but it's not necessary. Her hair looks fabulous and I love that there are still highlights in there.
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
I'm pretty happy with Perfect10. I have really dark hair anyway so I don't think this brand would make a big difference to me. The only reason I even have to color my hair twice a year is because I used to have highlights and I want to grow them out. Plus it makes hair shiny.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
I went and bought 5W Medium Golden Brown based on this article, Thank You,, Bella! I've been looking professional color at home. All I know is ever since I spurlged for my Phytospecific relaxer, I can't go back to the drugstore brands. There is a difference.
bananapancake84 bananapancake84 8 years
I'm too scared to color at home. Even with nice looking expensive boxes like this.
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
Hmm still not convinced. The results still look drugstore to me.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I'm looking for a dark copper color, that doesn't seem to exist in LoReal. I'm wondering if I can achieve it with this kit.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Wow, it looks great!
emalove emalove 8 years
I bet it works great...Fekkai products are always so nice. But I'm very loyal to L'Oreal ColorSpa Moisture Actif, as far as hair-dyes go. It's non-permanent and doesn't contain ammonia. I hate putting harsh chemicals in my hair, so this is as far as I go.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Looks great. Although I don't color my hair much at home so I opt for something cheaper.
lindac lindac 8 years
Given that I love all the other Fekkai products I've tried, I just might spring for the $30 and give this a try.
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
Pretty results. I can't really see how this is better than normal drugstore brands, other than the fact that it's a more "luxury" brand, therefore, more expensive.
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