Balayage | Ombre | Highlights | Babylights | Color Correction | Creative Placement | Vivid | Single Process | Double Process
Balayage – is a hair color technique that creates a natural, subtle highlight effect. With this technique, the color is hand-painted onto the hair, creating a more graduated, natural effect with the same gorgeous dimension and color from traditional highlights. While highlights typically require foils, the painting technique allows the transitions between dark and light colors to be much longer and more natural looking than stripy highlights.
Ombre – is a dramatic color effect where hair is split into two contrasting color sections and gradually blended from one hue to the other. Typically the darker shade is at the top and the lighter shade on bottom, but some prefer the opposite effect (this is called reverse ombre!). This gradation of color primarily affects the ends of hair, with the transition from the roots to light ends being pretty short.
Highlights – Select strands are isolated and treated with hair color or lightener to make them lighter than the base/natural color. Highlights can add dimension by contrasting with the rest of the hair and are created with foils, a cap or special combs or brushes used for “painting on” the color.
Babylights – are a technique of highlights that are used to create soft changes in hair color. The key to babylights is placement and technique – this process involves the placement of very fine highlights to achieve a very natural look.
Color Correction – is the act of repairing areas of the hair that do not match. Essentially, making corrections to balance out and match the overall hair. Color correction can be a long process, but the end results are worth it.
Creative Placement – the act of placing color in pre-determined patches of the hair, creating a unique and creative look.
Vivid – Bringing to life bold, vivid, beautiful colors that will surly make you to stand out in a crowd.
Single Process – Single-process hair color is what you want to ask for at the salon if you want an all-over hue update. The hair is just one tone from scalp to ends. For covering gray hair, a single-process is all you need.
Double Process – A double process is a base color plus highlights. Make sure to book additional time at the salon if you want a two-step hair change, which looks more natural in the end.
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