Hair Advice

Hair Advice

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM YOUR HAIR?

WANT MORE VOLUME?

Opt for shampoos and conditioners that offer Volume. These tend to be lighter so will not flatten your hair. Always use a blow dry styling product before you start drying. Direct the airflow from the dryer in at the root and finish with a ‘cool shot’ from your dryer to set the root lift. Style wise, a blunt fringe or one length hair will add the illusion of volume or team short and choppy layers to build texture and create more body and fullness.

WANT TO PREVENT HAIR DAMAGE FROM HEAT?

Firstly, it’s essential to invest in a good professional heat protector. Try SATINWEAR BY REDKEN because it adds a LIGHT HOLD , while still offering thermal protection. Apply it to damp hair all over, paying special attention to the mid lengths and ends. Always blow dry in a forward and down motion, as this helps stop the cuticles from opening and keeps the hair soft and smooth. Start at the roots as the ends tend to be a bit more stressed and will dry quicker. Use with a high heat and medium speed at the roots and a lower heat, medium speed on the ends.

WANT SMOOTH, GLOSSY HAIR?

A keratiN Smoothing Treatment is perfect for you! This in salon treatment restores your hair to its optimum condition for 3 – 4 months. The patented formula of biomimetic technology and amino acids gets deep into the hair cuticle repairing damage and creating a protective shield. The result is smoother, shinier and healthier hair- with an added bonus of reduced styling time! Suitable on either virgin or chemically treated hair (coloured, bleached, highlighted, permed or relaxed), the treatment takes approximately two hours, with prices starting from £105.00.

WANT A CUT THAT LASTS?

Opt for a textured style. These tend to last longer as the layers give your hair great movement and fluidity, helping you get through the “in between” stage. Look after your hair with great quality professional products, including a weekly treatment mask to prevent damage and dryness that makes your hair look in dire need of a trim. PLEASE ASK YOUR STYLIST FOR ALL HAIR CARE ADVICE! Use products such as WAX BLAST, a light control SPRAY WAX which will give you a natural, wearable look with perfect texture and definition.

WANT SEXY, WAVY HAIR?

Thinking of going shorter? Visit the salon and discuss the options with your Stylist. They will take into account your lifestyle, hair texture and face shape. You can also experiment by pinning your hair up to give the illusion of a shorter style and take the hair off your face.

WANT BEAUTIFUL HAIR?

Always book in for a professional consultation before making a big change. Discussing this with your stylist/technician first will give you both the chance to discuss your options and find the perfect look for you. Invest in weekly conditioning treatments and eat a good diet to keep your hair in good condition.Invest in quality, professional care, condition and styling products they really do make a difference. Get your hair cut and coloured regularly and be open to moving your style on to stay on trend. Don’t overdo the heated appliances and always protect your hair before you style and don’t forget to shield hair from the sun during the summer months. Our Must Have Product? REDKEN ARGON OIL is ideal for taming frizz and nourishing hair. REDKEN CONTROL ADDICT  gives the ultimate hold to any look. REDKEN Shine spray for the ultimate gloss finish. Ultra bright blondes The blonde shades in the Giulietta range guarantee high lifting power and care, for maximum contrast and shine. Improved lifting power* Colors 20% more brilliant and shiny* Hair’s softness and cosmeticity increased by 25%* *compared to previous Sens.ùs permanent cosmetic coloring formulae.

High definition color

The fantasy shades deliver true-to-tuft results and maximum coverage, with amplified color intensity

  • Color lasts up to 35% longer
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  • By combining such a structured, high performance cosmetic base with a carefully selected collection of pigments, quality standards are taken to new heights in permanent cosmetic coloring

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  • Limnanthes Alba the incredible softening properties of the oil extracted from this plant, guarantee to restore brilliance and leave the hair soft
  • Coconut Oil a vegetable oil with an elevated affinity to keratin, which has an intensive softening and protecting action for healthy hair fibre maintenance
  • Silk Proteins restore essential elements to leave hair full of life, soft and beautiful
SHORT OR LONG? WHICH STYLES ARE BEST FOR ROUND FACES
We often come across the short or long hairstyle dilemma. We all want to make sure that our locks flatter our face shape. To overcome this problem, first things first, you’ll need to identify what your face shape is. A handy and slightly messy way of doing so is to draw around your reflection in the mirror using eyeliner. Note the shape and if it is not quite as wide as it is long but pretty close, you are in the round face shape gang. The good news is, it’s said that you’ll retain a fresh and youthful appearance for longer than the other face shapes. To ensure you get the best out of any hair cut, we have created a helpful guide to show you what fabulous short and long styles work best for rounder faces.

SHORT AND SIMPLE

Short hair can really suit any face shape including rounder faces, but getting the right style that flatters your features is important. Short hairstyles are fabulous for enhancing facial features especially your eyes and cheekbones. For instance, a bob length cuts that sits just above chin level draws the eye upwards and towards your beautiful hair. If you dare to go shorter than bob length, a cropped pixie style with slightly longer layers can be spiked at the crown, which adds extra height to your hair, elongating your face. Asymmetric cuts which sit longer at the front and shorter and cropped close to the back of the head, are a sneaky way of lengthening the neck and also maintaining a style that can be worn in a variety of ways. Keep the pieces at the front of hair longer. Cutting pieces of hair that fall forward around the ears open up the face which isn’t always something you will want with a rounder shape. Those with rounder faces tend to avoid haircuts that sit between the chin and shoulders as these cuts can sometimes shorten the neck. To tackle this, start the layers at the occipital bone (the bone you feel in the back of your head) to help keep the weight on ends and avoid wispy finer lengths.

LONGER LOCKS

Leaving hair long adds versatility, and allows you to go for mid-length or longer to flatter your face shape and enhance your features. Longer layers add volume on the bottom of the hair, rather than the sides and can compliment a rounder face shape. Be aware of blunt one length styles and go for softer ends to give a feathered finish. These barely there layers that start at the collar will balance features and look fantastic with balayage colouring. Wearing hair forward on your face will create more of an oval shape which will lessen your face width. Styling straight and sleek will help add length to the face, whereas voluminous curls can sometimes add width. If you want to try an updo with longer hair, go for a high ponytail, leaving a few natural pieces and longer layers to fall. The volume on top can trick the eye into seeing more of an oval face shape.

FLATTERING FRINGES

If you’re fancying a fringe this season, ensure to chat to your stylist about what bangs would work best for you and your overall chosen look. For those with longer foreheads, ask your stylist to taper the layers into the fringe to soften. This will compliment your face shape by directing attention towards the eyes. Longer side sweeping fringes also work particularly well on rounder face shapes by highlighting bone structure. Fringes that sit above your brows sometimes can be harsh on rounder faces as these can further shorten your face. Partings are often preferred kept to the side, as a centre parting may accentuate a rounder face shape and its circular symmetry. However, chat to your stylist if you’re leaning towards any of these styles as they can make the look work best for you.

HAIR TEXTURE AND TYPE

It’s important to take into consideration your hair texture and type as well as your face shape to find a cut that flatters your individual style. Those with tight curly hair may want to avoid any cut that sits on your cheeks as this will add width to the face, instead go for a style that sits lower, skimming the shoulders and lengthens the face. Framing the face with a few shorter ringlets can balance facial features. If you have a busy lifestyle with little time to style, it’s important to make your hair work for you. Of course, there isn’t a ‘one style fits all’ for your face shape. It’s all about finding something that suits you as an individual. Book a consultation with your stylist at The Chapel and discuss your personal style and find a hairstyle that can suit it. We can give advice on not only the cut but how to style and maintain great looking and healthy hair. Skin Testing Policy How important it is to have a skin test 48 hours before your next colour appointment with us.  If this is not possible, we can send you out a Colour Start Self Test Kit to do at home. WE CANNOT COLOUR YOUR HAIR IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PATCH TESTED WITH SENS.US HAIR COLOUR. A patch test takes 30 seconds to complete so simply pop into the salon when you’re passing.  Professional salons will NOT colour your hair without you first being patch tested.

Applying a Patch Test at Home

If you would like to apply a patch test at home please call us so we can arrange to send you the Colour Start Self Test Kit. It is very easy to do the patch test at home.  Simply press the patch with the logo face-down onto clean, healthy, grease-free skin Press firmly to the inner arm with the logo face-down on clean, healthy, grease free skin.  Thoroughly wet the backing card with a sponge or water spray and leave until it easily slides away from the Colour Start logo.  Pat dry and leave the test on your skin. The test will be removed in the salon at your appointment.

FACE SHAPES

A BALANCING ACT: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CUT FOR SQUARE FACES

This is often an envied face shape, but like all face shapes, there are a few of factors to consider when choosing your next hair style. It is certainly true that a stylish cut can change the appearance and complement your face shape. So we’re here with some advice for those of you with square face shapes, whether you want to highlight your angles with some cheeky bangs, or round some of them off. Your face, your rules!

FINDING YOUR FACE SHAPE

Are you unsure what shape group you belong to? Your jaw shape is an overall indicator of face shape, so deciding whether your jaw is rounded, pointed or square is a great start. A common feature of the square shape is a fabulous striking or angular jaw. If you’re still unsure whether you’re in the square party or not, check out where your face is most wide; is it your forehead, cheekbones or jaw? If they’re all an equal width apart, you’re probably square or rectangular. The equal distance from the jaw to the cheekbones to the forehead is a trademark feature. You could also grab an eyeliner and a mirror (or a photograph) and trace the general outline of your face to give yourself a better idea.

ADDING HEIGHT OR LAYING LOW

If you’re wanting to change the balance of your square face shape, playing with height can have a dramatic impact. If you’re searching for a cut to flatter your bone structure, just add height! For example, adding volume and length with textured curls falling below the jawline will elongate your face and complement your structure whilst subtly diffusing the appearance of a square face. On the other hand, you can accentuate the angles of your faces with an ultra flat look. An asymmetrical cut such as an angled bob can also work a treat at elongating your face shape. This cut becomes shorter at the back with longer locks framing the face. Adding height or laying low are fun ways to change your look! Both styles allow you to show off your strong bone structure in whatever way you would prefer.

KEEPING IT BANGING

It’s often said that there is no other face shape that suits bangs quite as well as the square face. There tends to be a standard advice to keep your fringe soft to soothe the harshness of angles. Opting for softer tousled bangs, which fall more dishevelled than other straighter fringes, can divert attention away from an angular jaw. Also, it is often said that to round off your angles, cutting in some bangs is a quick and easy way to achieve the appearance of a rounder face shape. Side bangs and square faces are a dream combination, as their positioning almost works as contouring, adding curve break up those squarer lines.

PARTING WAYS

Those with squarer faces are often warned away from middle partings, as they are said to exaggerate the harshness of the angular dimensions. Even if you’re wanting to soften your angles, don’t rule out a middle parting completely! Adding a soft sweeping fringe (still parted in the middle) can provide the balance you’re seeking. Whether you have a fringe or not, an off-centre parting plays with the overall perception of your face shape, but don’t go too deep with your part, as this may add more angles. Unless you want them of course; as we said, your hair, your rules! Your face shape doesn’t have to rule any haircut out, but it will change your perception of it; you’ll prefer some haircuts on some face shapes more than others. This is why at The Chapel, we offer a creative workshop where we allow you to try on a variety of wigs to give you the chance to see how different haircuts look with your own face shape. We’ll be on hand with our expert advice and to help you decide what haircut will give you the look that works best for you. This is a unique experience that really helps you understand your face shape, hair type and what would work best for you moving forward. Do get in contact to find out more.

SO LONG, OMBRÉ: WHEN TO WEAR YOUR NATURAL GROWTH WITH PRIDE
Ombré generally refers to the gradual transition of a darker shade to a lighter shade, and has become one of the most asked for colouring techniques in salons globally. It’s been around for quite a while now and there’s no sign of it disappearing any time soon.  Many women are continuing to opt for ombré as it requires little maintenance, and looks effortless and chic when done right. Whilst in the past, regrowth was frowned upon, adopting this ombré look has helped it become socially acceptable to grow your bleached tresses out into your natural shade. Getting an ombré look doesn’t necessarily require a 4 hour hairdressing appointment, it can be as simple as letting your regrowth grow out, and your natural highlights and lowlights come through. Here are our pointers on when we think you should ditch the dye and embrace your natural regrowth:

YOUR HAIR IS OVER-PROCESSED

You’re not alone here. This happens to the best of us, even if we are really taking care of our hair. With regular bleaching, drying and straightening, our hair ends up more stressed than we get when we pay for something on card, and it takes a little longer than usual to approve. Over-processed hair can result in breakage, and as ombré generally requires bleach, and prior colouring may have put stress on your hair, every once in a while, it’s good to give your hair a break. While you may not be booking hair appointments to get your hair dyed, you should still be getting regular trims and treating yourself to protein and moisture rich treatments.

YOU WANT A LOW MAINTENANCE STYLE

The best thing about letting your natural colour grow out into an ombré look is how easy it is to maintain. Whether you go into your hairdresser for a root stretch (dying the section of hair closest to your roots to blend your dyed hair with your regrowth), or you just let your regrowth grow out, you should still book yourself in for the occasional gloss or treatment and get regular trims to keep your hair in the best condition possible. An ombré beach-blonde (starting out as dark blonde, or a light brown) is the perfect colour for summer, as it works perfectly with salty beach waves, but can also look super polished slicked back into a bun.

YOU’RE PREPARING YOUR HAIR FOR A BIG CHANGE

A big change, whether that be of colour or style, will always look best when your hair is at its healthiest. Over-processed hair will leave a new colour or style looking inconsistent, and may cause breakage if you don’t transition to your new colour or style correctly. Any good hairdresser will tell you that a big change requires time, and sometimes, multiple appointments, but it will definitely be worth it in the long run. Your natural hair will take a lot better to hair dye and ensure the most consistent, and true to colour application. If you’re planning on making a big hair change, try growing out your regrowth and getting regular trims to ensure that your hair is in the best condition possible: that way you’ll most definitely get your money’s worth when you splash out for a new do.

TOP TIPS FOR EMBRACING YOUR NATURAL REGROWTH

And finally, some takeaway tips for getting your ombré on, to make sure you do it right: To avoid visible bands of hair dye, your lengths should be 2-3 shades lighter than your roots. If your roots are substantially darker than your lengths (go you for putting up with that maintenance), opt for a root stretch to ensure that your roots are blended into your lengths. This will help you avoid a visible start point for your regrowth. For those of us that have been dying our hair for years, this will definitely help with the transition. If letting your natural hair grow out is looking a little too much like harsh dip dye, get some highlights to help encourage a natural blend from your dyed hair to your natural regrowth. The thinner the highlights, the better, as it will look more natural and subtle. Use a toning shampoo to match the tone of your lengths to your roots. This will make your lightened ends look more natural and aid the blending process. Want to learn more about all things ombré? Check out what our experts had to say about balayage and dip dye, or come along to one of our salons and chat to us in person about the best ombré option for you.

LENGTH OR VOLUME? FLATTERING HAIRSTYLE FOR THE LONGER FACE
So how do you know whether you have a long face shape? If your forehead, cheeks and jawline are similar in width, you are typically classed as having a longer or oblong face shape. A longer face shape is incredibly common and means you will be able to suit a variety of styles as long as professionally cut to flatter. If you’ve searched for hairstyle guidance online, you will have probably been bombarded with a ridiculous amount of strict rules for what to do or not do with your hair. But, this advice can be based on certain hair types and textures so may not always be the best for you to follow. With a little adjustment, you can break the rules and look great, wearing any style to suit your face shape. It’s time to forget about restrictions and focus on the style you really want.

SAY GOODBYE TO THE RULES

Often those with longer face shapes are told not to wear their hair long as it will further elongate the face. However, this is not always the case. Long hair can flatter when styled to suit the individual face, for example, you might find that wearing long hair in waves and curls that start around cheek level will add width to your face. With some balayage colouring swept through the hair, this will further add to a flattering finish with bespoke highlights placed to accentuate certain features. If you want to wear your hair long and sleek, perhaps in a swept back style add some accessories such as dramatic earrings or some edgy hair accessories to break up the curtain of hair. Ultra straight hair works well in blunt styles that add texture. Wearing long hair with a deep side parting can also balance face shape, and soften the overall look, particularly when paired with a grown out sweeping fringe that falls on the cheekbone. If you’re feeling adventurous why not try out an above brow blunt fringe which will assist in disguising the appearance of a longer forehead as well as making a bold fashion statement. Blunt fringes flatter those with thicker hair best and it can also do wonders for emphasising your eyes. If you have fine hair go for a sexy ‘piecey’ fringe that mimicking a grown-out look and hangs over eyebrows as this will cut face length and shorten.

GO SHORT

If you fancy going for a short style, you could go for a look which keeps the face framing pieces longer to pull the style down and avoid too much height at the crown. Asymmetrical styles with precision cut angles ensure facial features are highlighted and the face shape is effortlessly complimented. Wear your hair to sit longer on the back of the neck, with perhaps some textured pieces around the ear and hairline. If you have very curly springy hair and want to go for a jaw length bob, discuss thoroughly the length would work best for you with your stylist Your cut will need to be a couple of inches longer to allow hair to spring up naturally. Unless you are willing to keep up a strong blowdry routine! Bobs look great on longer face shapes especially when the parting is experimented with. Mix it up and flip the front half of hair over to create volume and bounce or wear it slick with a deep parting for a dramatic evening look. If your hair naturally falls into a centre parting try and adjust so it sits just slightly off centre if your aim is to soften your face shape. If you do decide to go for a shorter bob style, get your stylist to cut it to chin length to add width and flatter your face.

LAYERS ARE YOUR FRIEND

One trick that never gets old when attempting to adapt any haircut to suit a face shape is adding layers. Avoid going too short when layering your hair as this can add volume at the top of the head which could elongate your face further. Where possible stick to jaw and chin length to start. Layers are a great adding volume and breaking up long style so it doesn’t hang heavily. If you find you wear your hair up often and don’t want to struggle with layers throughout, some face framing feathering can lift features. Also, look for creative ways to colour your hair to further enhance your features when combined with a clever cut. Balayage and clever colour panels hidden underneath layers can add dimension and the illusion of thickness to hair. If you’ve been inspired to take the next step in your hair journey, get in touch with one of expert stylists to book your Chapel experience today.

EMBRACING YOUR NATURAL HAIR COLOUR AGAIN? HOW COLOUR CAN HELP GROW OUT YOUR ROOTS
Getting back to your natural tone isn’t always the easiest transition after years of colouring your hair. Of course, returning to your natural shade is not as simple as simply leaving colour to grow out, it is a process. Throughout your transition, it’s important to make sure you don’t damage your locks through over processing, keeping a close eye on your hair’s condition. Whatever tone you’re looking to restore, there is no reason to look lack lustre during the process. Clever colouring techniques are key to making your hair colour journey as smooth as possible, helping to blend and mask the changes. With that in mind, here is RE:TREAT’s guide to using colour to return to your roots.

BACKING AWAY FROM BLONDE

Sick of constant root touch ups to keep your blonde looking fresh? Once you’ve grown out your roots a little longer than you usual, we’d recommend a conversation with a professional hairstylist – most salons will nearly always be complimentary and glad to be of assistance. We would usually recommend adding some low-lights to break up your blend or maybe add a ‘root-stretch’; adding more of your natural colour to create an ombre-like look.

RECOVERING FROM RED

Red hair colourants are thought to be one of the most challenging tones to get rid of. However, whether you are naturally blonde or brunette, it is achievable. For those wanting to get back to a lighter shade ask your stylist to add highlights and panels of colour with varying shades of blonde. This can help hide regrowth whilst the red fades and grows out, evening out the overall tone and avoiding a ‘patchy’ look. If you are planning to revert back to brunette, choose cool toned brown dyes. This will balance the warmth in the red colourants, helping the hair ease back to a darker tone without brassiness. Ash tones are perfect for those at the final stages of their transition, as these contain green pigments which will work to counter red colourants.

PAINTING OVER PASTELS

Perhaps the novelty of your experimental candy or pastel shade has worn off? Attempting to dye over the existing the pastel or candy colour can lead to a patchy and green tinged finish, so it’s best to remove as much of the colour as possible. This, however, should be kept in the hands of a professional. You must beware of over-processing your hair, as stripping and recolouring can cause excessive damage if not performed correctly. Visit your trusted stylist and discuss the shade you are trying to work your way back to. From there, they will be able to best advise how to ‘strip’ the hair of the bright colour, and the best tone to use for an even finish.

OVERCOMING OMBRE

Completely over ombre? Don’t reach for those scissors just yet. By cleverly using highlights and lowlights you can your blend the base colour with the lighter ends, darkening the tone closer to your natural root colour. This allows a subtle grow out of ombre colour to a more natural even shade. Babylights are great for a low maintenance finish, as they are delicate and subtle with no defining lines of regrowth appearing. Babylights are finely placed through the hair to give a multi dimensional effect, perfect for hiding significant changes as your ombred tips slowly grow out. The great news is babylights can be adapted to suit any hair palette, so it’s worth asking your stylist to find out how you could use them to help get back to your natural shade.

CLEVER CURLS

Growing out colour is often easier for those with very curly hair, as twists and waves hide the lines of colour. Adding colour to the tips of your curly ringlets can distract from root regrowth, and help blend into a natural looking ombre, fading from natural base colour through the colour being grown out through to the lighter ends. Soft curls benefit from a freehand colour technique, such as balayage where colour is swept through the hair. Pieces of hair are uniquely painted to create a flattering bespoke layering of colour, which can be tailored to blend with your regrowth.

WORK WITH YOUR HAIR

The porosity of hair may affect how quickly your colour fades and the condition of hair when coloured. An easy way to check your hair condition is to run a finger from the ends of a strand of hair towards your scalp. If it feels rough and bumpy your hair may be overly porous affecting the process time when colouring. Make sure you keep hair in good condition by regularly using deep conditioning masks and always use heat protection spray when styling. Regular trims will help rid your hair of any damage, perfectly preparing it for any further treatment. Patience is key when getting back to your natural hair colour. Whether you are growing out your dye using subtle highlights, or it takes three to four visits to your salon to help get you back to your natural tone, always keep the end result in mind. For expert advice on how to restore your natural colour, contact one of our expert stylists for a full consultation.ow to ‘strip’ the hair of the bright colour, and the best tone to use for an even finish.

HAIR COLOURING TECHNIQUES
To help you figure out which hair coloring technique is best for you, let’s explain the common terminologies used by hair stylists, as well as tips on how to extend the life of your hair color.

ALL OVER COLOURING TECHNIQUES:

Perhaps the most basic coloring technique is the all-over color. Essentially, this means that all of your hair is dyed the same shade. This is a straightforward technique that can completely revolutionize your look in a single afternoon, especially if you choose the right color. an all over Hair color  is usually used to cover grey hairs. Permanent hair colour usually last 4-8 weeks and is true to tone,If you opt for this approach, be aware that you’ll have to visit the salon regularly to keep your look fresh. This means but it’s important to keep in mind that sunlight and salt water promote fading quicker. When you’re out in the sun always wear a hat to prevent fading your of your hair color.

REGROWTH APPLICATION:

This is the follow up technique to cover the natural colour as it grows through. This is where we do the regrowth to match the natural colour to the all over colour and then add ten meche of a contrasting or hilighted colour to add texture and interest.

PARTIAL COLOURING OPTIONS: HIGHLIGHTING

Technique:Highlights are a more basic version of bleaching the hair and involves foils or meche. Pieces of hair are woven to create soft effect using the foil as a heat catalyst to lighten pieces of hair. Usually highlights done with foil can last 6-8 weeks.Highlights are sections of hair dyed lighter than your natural shade. They can be used to give hair dimension, accentuate facial features or slim down your face. They’re the opposite of lowlights, which are strands of hair that are coloured darkeror warmer with contrasting tones of varyin vibrancy than your natural shade. To add highlights to your hair, your colourist may use one of several techniques In some cases, hair is highlighted and low-lighted at the same time we call it naturalising or multi dimensional colour! For example, a blonde with a natural dark sandy base might be highlighted with light buttery blonde highlights, low-lighted with complementary caramels and punched up with a few strands of cherry or ruby red.  This would be defined as multi-dimensional color. A great tip is to never re-bleach already bleached hair, as a way to avoid dryness.

ALSO COLOR DOESN’T LIGHTEN WITH COLOR, SO KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BLEACH HAIR TO LIGHTEN HAIR COLOR.

WHICH IS BEST FOR MY HAIR COLOR AND SKIN? Many women I see over-highlight their hair. Highlights should complement your natural color ,so it is a great idea use lowlights to tone them down and temper the frosted look. Lowlights help create a vibrant hair color that brings out your skin tone and eye color. Your hair color should never detract from your complexion, and too many highlights can make your skin look faded. I recommend adding lowlights every third time you get your hair highlighted. They will help blend your highlights with your natural color, and you won’t have to run to the salon with dark roots every six weeks.Which is right for you?Women with dark hair should not go more than three shades lighter than their natural color with highlights. In terms of lowlights, tones of red and tortoise (a blend of copper and gold) colors work best. When brown hair lightens naturally, it has to go through shades of red first. Thus red lowlights make highlights look much more natural on brunette. Natural blondes have more range in terms of highlights and don’t have to adhere firmly to the three-shade rule. Gold and copper lowlights are best, especially for blondes with very fair skin. They prevent the color from becoming brassy and won’t wash out a pale complexion. When mixing highlights and lowlights, the colors should be well blended and natural. Also, don’t have the back of your head highlighted too heavily, The sun naturally lightens the front of your hair, so highlighting too much in the back will detract from the natural feel of your color. Generally, going a little darker in winter is best. Darker lights are better for skin that is often paler in winter and won’t drain the color from the face. In summer, try a lighter color of highlights. It’s best not to attempt highlights and lowlights at home. Unlike single-process color, it’s a customized process. Each shade must be carefully blended to enhance your hair color and complement your skin tone.

HAIR COLORING TECHNIQUE:

The ombre coloring technique is being seen more frequently in magazines and on runways. With this style, the hair starts out darker at the root, then gets lighter and lighter with the tips being blonde or nearly blonde. This is a dramatic look that’s favored by many actresses and models.Ombré is a hair coloring technique that mostly focuses lighter color at the ends of the hair shaft. This effect is most helpful if you’re trying to maintain a relaxed, grown-out look. Usually, when ombré hair coloring is done properly, it can last longer than normal highlights. Due to the nature of this hair coloring technique, you can draw-out the time between salon visits. From the simple application of a single color to the complicated painting of several hues onto various sections of hair, almost anything is possible with today’s sophisticated techniques. Ask Marie or one of her team to help you create a one-of-a-kind look that is uniquely you.

BALAYAGE:

Balayage is actually just a name for a particularly stylish highlighting technique. some people get a little confused with this dip dye and ombre. we use this technique to actually create all of these fabulous soft natural looks!The word “balayage” translates to “paint” or “sweep” from French, and it’s the perfect name for this approach. A stylist lightly brushes or paints a lighter hair color or bleach onto the outermost layer of the hair. This gives a natural, sun-kissed look , a colorist paints bleach or haircolor just on the surface of your hair freehand; he or she doesn’t saturate the entire section so The result is soft, natural-looking, sun-kissed highlights that really makes the hair glow and easily blend in as hair grows long.

TORTOISESHELL EFFECT

Also known as Ecaille (French for tortoiseshell) Balayage, this is a multi-dimensional haircolor that combines Sombre and Balayage techniques and uses a color palette of caramels, golden blondes, chestnuts and chocolates. Just like with Ombre haircolor, hair at the roots is colored slightly darker than your natural color, while hair at the ends is lighter. Then hair painting is used to create different tones in the hair.

ROOT SMUDGE / SHADOW ROOTS  / ROOT STRETCHINGROOTS

this have long been accepted into hair dye trends. Celebrities have been sporting dark roots against platinum blonde hair for years and years. Katy Perry usually seems to be rocking dark roots with her bright fashion color hair for a stunning contrast. Color melting also helps the hair grow out without making roots too obvious, but rather accepted and integrated into the look.So it was only a matter of time until shadow roots blew up on Pinterest. This stunning look means that roots are just a different color from the rest of the hair. Hair is dyed so the color starts in a tapered manner a couple inches down from the scalp. Those roots can then be a natural dark hair color, green, red, blue or any color you want. Typically fashion color roots are paired with silvery hair for a stunning look

HAIR PAINTING FLUID

Hair painting is an excellent choice for people who want a more adventurous look. Your stylist will “paint” color onto your hair. This technique makes it possible for the colorist to get really creative. Some of the latest trends like opal hair, which captures the multi-faceted colors of the opal gem, are created using this technique.