Coloring your hair at home vs. having a color done by a professional at a salon, which one is your choice and why? I used to color my hair at home and had a couple of color disasters only because I wanted to try a different shade. Just recently I started having my hair colored at a salon. I actually had a full weave done and I like the result because it looks pretty natural. I'm not fully convinced though that paying the money for having a professional do it is really worth it especially on a regular basis since a lot of the drugstore brands are pretty good these days.