Conquer the Mess
Goal: Avoid the mess of an at-home dye job.
Solution: Stock up on cheap, dark-colored towels (hair dye goes through newspaper) and lay them everywhere--the chair, the floor, the counter--before you get started. Be sure to wear something old that you don't particularly care about, a button-front shirt is easiest to take off before you rinse. Consider using a cream or foam formula as opposed to liquid ones since they won't run or drip as much.
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Alain Schroeder