Vidal Sassoon Pro Series


36 reviews

52% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$


on 8/16/2015 11:18:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I just used the runway red over pink hair. I've used every red on the market. This one gave me a surprisingly even color and it's acurate to the box swatch. The mixed dye is a creamsicle color, which was odd considering the end result. I did enjoy the fact that it doesn't have a stong chemical odor and it is virtually dripless. However, i have fine, thin hair that is just past my shoulders and I used the entire bottle. I never use an entire bottle. So, for thick hair, you're gonna need 2. I rinsed with my wen 6-13 and then used the supplied conditioner as a leave in. I applied some 6-13 styling creme and did a blow dry. My hair is like straw and looks damaged. Usually i find fresh color to camouflage damage for a bit. So, while I like the color, it's mostly unlikely I'd buy it again...unless it turns out to have super anti-fade properties.

on 5/11/2015 10:20:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I cannot provide a complete review because I couldn't even keep it in my hair long enough to process. I've never purchased this before but I was in a pinch and this was decently priced with a relatively wide color selection. As soon as I started the application, it felt a little tingly but I figured it would subside. After about 5 minutes my scalp was ON FIRE - I rinsed it out immediately.

Never. Again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/13/2014 5:29:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been using the Deep Velvet Violet shades for two years now. It is such a beautiful violet! It isn't a "stand out" purple. It's dark, but in the light you can see just how violet it really is. It lasts for about 45 washes and if you don't wash your hair often you will not have to redye for about a year. :) this is my favorite hair color and one of the few permanent purple hair colors out there!

on 10/14/2014 6:58:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Hmm.. So far so good!

Color: London Lilac (Pretty eggplant color on the box)

I have very brassy hair leftover from a bad dye job some time ago, and decided that I am going to go purple, because that will help cover up brassiness. I did bleach my hair first, making sure that my hair was basically blonde before using this dye.

It was really easy to use, and the color developed quite quickly and nicely, only thing I would change is how much product is in it. A bit too less for me, so for people with long hair, go for 2 boxes. I covered my hair with a plastic bag, and waited about 1 hour and 15 minutes, which was probably double time, but didn't seem to fry my hair, which is always a bonus.

Really liked the results, been getting loads of complements! Really nice color, and the payoff is exactly like the box shows!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 10/13/2014 12:33:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

*This particular review is for the shade Deep Velvet Violet. I have not tried any other shades.*

I was really excited to use this hair dye because I've never really ventured into "weird" hair color territory before, and Deep Velvet Violet was just weird enough for me without being ridiculous or obnoxious. I have natural golden/dirty blonde hair, but I had been dyeing my hair black and dark brown for a while, so I had to go through a long and drawn out process to get my hair back to its natural color (which involved using a semi-permanent dark ash blonde dye on it after toning/bleaching). Idk if any of that influenced the results I got with this dye or not, but I figure it's worth mentioning in case it actually did.

I was in-freaking-love with the results that I got with Deep Velvet Violet. It was definitely purple over my blonde hair, but it was subtle. A really warm, flattering tone. I left the dye in for the recommended time and followed the rinsing and conditioning suggestions in the instructions that came with the dye. I went three days without washing my hair at all since I know from experience that reddish tinted dyes fade like crazy and are impossible to keep looking vibrant. When I finally did decide to wash my hair, I skipped over the shampoo and went with a paraben and sulfate free cleansing conditioner by Herbal Essences, which I've been using for a while. I noticed that when I got out of the shower and my hair had air dried, streaks of my blonde were showing through the purple. I thought maybe it just my crappy bathroom lighting, so I shrugged it off and went to straighten my hair. Once it was straight, I really noticed the fading that had happened. Only the roots of my hair were still a rich, vibrant purple shade. The rest of my hair was dull and faded, and there were blonde patches peeking out everywhere.

I've been dyeing my hair at home for years and I've never had this result from a permanent hair dye before. I've never even had this drastic of a result with a semi-permanent hair color! I was appalled and really, really disappointed. Like I said at the beginning of my review, I've never tried any other VS shades, so I can't say this is what happens with all of them. But due to my experience with Deep Velvet Violet, I'll be steering clear of this brand of dye in the drugstore from now on. Proceed with caution!

on 9/30/2014 5:19:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This color is very beautiful! Don't be fooled by the box that color is very purple too purple for me. I was a little nervous it would look unprofessional. This is a great color for fall. It doesn't look black at all. My hair was dark brown to begin with now it has hints of purple and red. GORGE go get it!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 8/27/2014 1:32:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

5 Medium Brown
I have been colouring my light brown hair with Garnier Nutrisse 61 Light Ash Brown for the past few months, but wanted to go a little darker and richer for fall. I picked up Vidal Sassoon 5 Medium Brown thinking it would do the trick. After rinsing and drying, I would describe the resulting colour as a level 3 flat brown/black. I have since washed several times with Head & Shoulders in the hopes that the colour would fade, but to no avail. This product has also left my hair feeling very dry and damaged. Not impressed.

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 7/25/2014 9:20:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I bought this dye in Runway Red and it definitely met my expectations.

A little background: I've been dying my hair red for the last two years (as well as alternating back to brown, although I'm naturally blonde) and since dying it back red, I've found a lot of issues finding a color that matches the box/swatch! I've dyed my hair every color of the sun and I've dyed my hair all shades of red from Sally's professional colors and Walgreens box dyes. I've been really enjoying a natural copper red color by Loreal lately but disliked the color it would later fade to (a coppery auburn). So i thought I'd try a slightly darker yet bolder red, and I felt this would perfect.

The results: this color matched the box exactly! It came out a beautiful bold red and I've washed it three times since and the color hasn't budged. (I will update after 8 weeks as this is what the box claims it will last until) And it didn't seem to do much damage to my hair like some dyes can do. Overall I think it's a good dye, true to color, and non damaging.

UPDATE: literally the best red hair dye I've ever used. It's a box dye that just doesn't fade, who even knew that existed! Only problem is that I went to 4 different drugstores, walmart, and publix, and they don't have 6RR only 5RR. So i'll have to buy it online, but it's worth it, because it's amazing.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/25/2014 7:28:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I bought Vidal Sassoon pro series in runway red. I was extremely disapointed. The color was not right and my hair was a bright red. The dye was coming off in my hands even when I had washed and dried my hair! I don't recommend it.

on 7/18/2014 9:32:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I bought 8 G Vidal Sassoon Pro series hair dye. The colour is called medium golden blonde, but I would rather call it medium orange blonde. I don't like the orange touch, too orangey especially at the roots. I expected to get dark blonde or light brown, but never orange! I needed 2 boxes for shoulder length hair, in fact 1,5 boxes would have been perfect.
What I really liked is that there was little ammonia smell.
Three hours later, I can say that the colour is exactly like the one promised on the package.
Next time I will try medium blond 8.

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