Several online programs allow people to upload photographs of themselves and superimpose various hairstyles and colors onto the pictures. It is often a good idea to consult a professional hairstylist or to try coloring a small section of hair at home before making any drastic changes to hair color.
Good Housekeeping has a virtual hair-makeover program powered by ModiFace on its website. Users can either upload photos of themselves, on which they can try different hair colors and styles, or they can choose to try colors and styles on a photo of a model.
On the TAAZ website, users can upload a photo, change hairstyles and also apply samples of makeup. InStyle allows its website visitors to try out different celebrity hairstyles. Its Hollywood Makeover software filters possible style selections by color, trend, length and hair type. Celebrity hairstyles can also be sampled by uploading photos to the Ladies' Home Journal and Mare Claire websites.
Professional stylists can give advice on hair color choices that complement an individual's skin tone and can also assess the health and condition of the hair before any chemicals are applied. This consultation ensures that hair texture and type are matched to the appropriate hair-dye formula.