CATCH THE COLOUR TREND
The most popular forms of colour can be outlined in order of simplicity of application and lasting capacity.
Colour shampoos are the mildest form of colouring. They are non-committal, and their simple application means they are easy to maintain at home. Their effects are subtle, enhancing your own shade and giving lots of shine. They can also be used in conjunction with permanent tints to maintain their vibrancy, and their effects last for two to three shampoos.
Vegetable colours are a mild and natural form of colour and again non-committal. They can add tone or depth, can take the edge off of white hairs, but do not have the strength to lighten hair. They add shine and condition making hair look youthful and vibrant, and last between six to eight shampoos.
Semi-permanent colours are a mild form of tinting. They can cover white hairs by up to fifty percent, give natural variation in tones and last between twelve and twenty shampoos.
Permanent colours can lighten and darken hair, and are very effective in covering white hair. The colour stays on the hair until it grows out, and the further from your own natural colour it is, the more noticeable the regrowth will be. Skilful application gives a very natural variation in depth and tone.
Highlights and lowlights can make hair lighter, darker, richer, warmer. Creating movement and texture as well as changing the colour. From ultra-subtle to dramatic and vibrant. This technique does not show an obvious regrowth, and needs to be maintained between three to six times a year depending on the haircut.
Balyage - From the French word meaning ‘to sweep’ this is a freehand technique with permanent colour where the tint is applied by hand to give a softer effect.Ombre - From the French word meaning ‘shadow’ the ombre look is about darker roots fading into lighter ends.