COLORING TECHNIQUES

 

FOILING: a process of weaving strands out from each other,  so hair can be isolated in a foil for color application. Foiling is a controlled lightening process usually achieving a desired lightness in a single visit. Foils allow a wider use of colors to be applied in a controlled environment; examples - highlift blonding series and red pigment tones.

    -BABYLIGHTS:  a subtle micro-weaving process that creates a lighter effect overall. Gives a very natural, delicate look due to small strands of hair being colored.

    -LOWLIGHTS: a process that restores previously lightened hair to a natural shade. Used to restore dimension back to overly lightened processed hair.

    -AIRTOUCH HIGHLIGHTS:   a process of using a hair dryer to separate shorter strands from the longer strands, then hair can be isolated in a foil for color application.  This has an appearance of gradient color, similar to using the balayage and teasy technique.

    -TEASY LIGHTS: a process of teasing hair to separate shorter strands from longer strands, then hair can be isolated in a foil for color application.  This has an appearance of gradient color, similar to using the balayage or airtouch technique.

 

BALAYAGE (HAIR PAINTING): a french term meaning to sweep or paint. This is a technique where highlights are painted on the surface of the hair with lightener and allowed to dried out. Great for creating a darker to lighter look, aka ombre/sombre looks. This technique uses a high volume lightener, sometimes requiring extra haircare maintenance and glossing.  FOILIAGE is a similar technique but foil are placed to protect the hair from drying out so the lightener can penetrate deeper. This technique helps to avoid a multi-pass application of balayage.

 

COLOR BALANCE/GLAZE/GLOSS/TONER: a gentle, acidic, demi-permanent, and sheer hair color that impart tone or color on the hair. It is an ammonia-free treatment that closes the hair cuticle leading to smoother, shinier hair. Glossing can be used after a lightener has been applied to the hair to tone the hair to a more desired shade. Glossing changes unwanted tones in the hair to a more desirable effect, such as neutralizing brassy blondes. Glossing will fade gradually over time. Glossing can be used to smudge, tap or shadow roots as well to blend away gray, etc.

 

PERMANENT HAIRCOLOR: an alkaline based permanent hair color used to change natural color to a new desired shade or match a your natural color. 

 

We do not provide all over bleaching services or vivid colors.