When it comes to the latest and greatest in hair color, we leave no
salon unturned. We've reported on everything from niche color trends
made for the brave to universally-flattering tones
on the verge of becoming huge. But for every enviable, can't-look-away, after-
hair-color shot, it's easy to forget what existed before
that big appointment. And it's not always pretty.
Last week, we talked a lot about color correction
, a term that might send shivers down your spin if you've ever had a botched color job. (Or, let's be honest, if you've ever given yourself
a botched color job.) Suffice to say, color correction is expensive, sometimes very time-consuming, and even a bit scary — but what the best colorists can do to transform hair from eeek
is also downright amazing.
Naturally, the most jaw-dropping looks can be found on Instagram — the app that's proven to be the hairstylist's most important portfolio — and the place to show off before-and-after split screens of their most advanced work. To prove that no job is too large, no regrowth too long, no blond too brassy, we've rounded up a few of the most noteworthy transformations coming from L.A.'s top colorists.
Ahead, 25 before-and-afters that will blow your mind — and the must-follow accounts for continued inspiration.