At Aveda salons, for instance, scent has long been a part of the process, says David Adams, technical artistic director. Aveda has steered toward natural ingredients, even in hair color, he explains, including using lavender, lemon and rose.
‘‘The scent is something you notice when you come in to the salon,’’ he says.
You’ll also get a smattering of other services, such as hand-massage or cosmetics help while your hair hue transforms.
But hair-color in a salon also comes with two other big difference: At-home color usually takes about a half-hour, while the process in a salon can approach two hours. And the Perfect 10 kit will retail for a suggested price of $13.99; a single-process coloring at Aveda starts at $90 in Manhattan.
Hair color is a commitment, Adams says with a laugh.