Hair Salon Definitions
Have you ever felt like you need a special dictionary to understand hair salon definitions? Most of us know what a pixie or bob haircut is but the word texture gets used to describe both haircuts and color. Wait, what? Words like balayage and foilayage are hard enough to pronounce let alone understand. Well, let’s set the record straight and define these hair salon terms in a clear, easy to understand salon definitions list.
Color Hair Salon Definitions
All over color: #color Hair color, either permanent or Demi permanent that is applied to all of the hair. The color can either go darker or lighter depending on the volume of peroxide used.
Peroxide: #peroxide Peroxide activates the hair color. Peroxide also opens the cuticle of each hair follicle in order for the hair to accept the hair color.
Glaze: #glaze A glaze is a Demi permanent all over hair color that has no ammonia. The peroxide is very low and therefore can only deposit color or make your hair darker. It can also be used to tone hair. It also has a lot of conditioning qualities.
Foil #foil A foil is the sectioning and then weaving of small strands of hair to achieve a multi-dimensional look.
Highlight #highlight A highlight is basically the same as a foil where the stylist weaves sections of hair for a dimensional look.
Toner: #toner A toner is used after your hair has been lightened to refine the hair color and make it look amazing.
Foilayage #foilayage (foil- lee- ayge) A foilayage gives the same look as a balayage but is put into foil because the hair is either too dark or has previously been colored. The foils keep the lightner moist and hold in heat. Therefore the hair comes up lighter.
Balayage #balayage (ba.- lee –ayge) A balayage hair color is hand painted and blended by the stylist physically. Therefore the growout is natural because there is a less of a distinct line between the two colors.
Bleach and tone #bleachandtone Bleach is applied all over one’s head and then a toner is applied to refine the color.
Semi-permanent hair color/fashion hair color. #fashioncolors The hair must be pre lightened or bleached in order for the colors to take.
Oh, texture to describe both haircut and color? I won’t leave you hanging. When used to describe a haircut it’s the movement created by cutting shorter hairs throughout. With color, it’s the amount of dimensional different colors. Often they compliment each other. But wait, there’s one more definition. Texture also refers to the amount of curl or the weight in your hair. It’s where the strands of your hair create shape. This is why having the right stylist is so important. A seasoned stylist understands how to create balance and weight in both your color and haircut. This will help you maintain your hair and your hair will grow out nicer.
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The benefits balayage hair color go beyond any other type of hair color in history. Balayage hair color is painted onto the hair for a more natural and easier grow out. Balayage Hair Color is the only hair color that can be done every six months and still look great. This is why balayage color has become popular among every age group. Not only is balayage color low maintenance, it’s also beautiful. This is because balayage can add a ton of dimension. Balayage can also be customized to fit your lifestyle. As you can see, there are a ton of benefits to balayage color but let me explain in little detail because, there’s more!
I know that earlier I stated that balayage hair color can be done every six months and still look great. The truth is that some people even go a whole year. I recommend going as long as you feel comfortable. Also, to be honest, your hair will look better if you “refresh” it with a glaze. This is a non-amonia, gel-like hair color made by Redken. This will keep your color looking great. Perhaps do this about every 3 months. This is because when your hair is lightened it doesn’t come up to the beautiful color that it is when you leave the salon. It fades with time. Refreshing your hair color can make it seem new again. This process is a lot cheaper and faster than the whole balayage lightening process.
Benefit Balayage Hair Color: Dimensional Hair Color
Balayage hair color is traditionally darker at the root and lighter at the ends. There also traditionally tends to be some face framing lighter pieces. Although there are many different customizable types of balayage hair colors, painting lightener onto your hair is the name of the game. Lightening your natural color is easiest but you may have hair color on your hair. Balayage is still the perfect way to get dimension with your hair color. Your stylist may have to cover your hair with saran wrap or may choose to do a technique called foilyage if you want to go lighter. Either way the same look can be achieved. Here are some photos of grown out and new balayage hair colors.
More benefits balayage hair color:
These are just a couple, of many, customizable looks and benefits that can be achieved with balayage hair color. Literally any combination or hair color can be utilized to make the balayage service unique to you. A seasoned stylist would take into consideration the thickness of your hair, your natural hair color and texture, the condition of your hair, and of course, your desires and lifestyle (how much maintenance you are willing to do, and your job requirements).
Other customizable looks include less or more hair color. Your natural color can be totally changed. Here is an extreme example where we bleached a clients hair and then did a balayage hair color in pastels adding a couple of extensions.
Since the color above is such an extreme example, here is a subtle more highlighted look.
Highlights on Your Hair
Highlights on your hair are a great way to add some dimension. Even if you have a balayage right now, highlights create a little blending between your balayage and the root area. I love to put a couple of babylights around the face to refresh a balayage and then paint some lightener on the ends. This is a really quick way to refresh things and brighten a hair color that has gotten dull with time. Add a nice toner over the top and wala — perfection.
She still has her beautiful balayage but now she also has dimensional hair color all the way to the top. Her hair will grow out well and she can come in in 2-3 months if she would like and get her roots touched up with a partial highlight or she can bump her base a little and go for more of a balayage look. Either way the maintenance is minimal for someone who wears their hair this blonde.
Granted her natural color is pretty light. Consider staying a more caramel color if you are looking for low maintenance and you have dark hair. You can still get the same great look. It will probably look better on your skin tone too as people with dark hair tend to have a darker skin tone that looks better with keeping the hair a little bit warmer. Although I have seen all sorts of colors on all skin tones and am surprised at what people pull off. It’s all about your personal style.
For example this pretty lady had black hair color on her hair. She wanted to go ash blonde. After her second appointment we finally got her to an ash blonde and got most of the orange out of her ends. We did a balayage on her but put it in foils to keep the heat in and bring up the color. Of course we used the bond multiplyer, #Olaplex to keep her hair healthy. Although she is part Jamaican, so she has darker skin, this blonde hair looks very good on her.
I highly recommend it.
Seattle Best Balayage
Almost everyone in Seattle would love the “Best Balayage,” but what exactly is a great balayage? That depends. It depends on what you are looking for. It may be a simple lightening of 2-3 shades and a toner over the top or it could be a process that takes a couple of visits and must be put in foils in order to get enough lift if your hair is dark or has previous hair color on it. The good news is there are some new techniques out there that help you get the best balayage in Seattle. You can also get it done in record time thanks to these techniques that help apply the lightener easier, faster and with no weird lines or uneven color.
The stylists here at Studio 229 Hair Design have been using a balayage technique developed by the Italian company Alter Ego lately with special sponges and brushes. The sponges allow application of the lightner faster and the brushes are of a high quality. Blending the lightner is much easier than the old method of Balayaging the hair. Time wise the application is cut down from about an hour to 15 minutes. There is no mess like the old techniques so lightening and toning becomes the main focus. It is about time that techniques have been perfected, as the old ways of doing balayages were too time consuming and messy.
The Italians have also come up with a superior lightening agent that lifts with less damage. It lifts faster, and is perfect for a great hair color, mainly balayages.
These things are important because as you get your hair color touched up you don’t want to keep overlapping your lightener. Overlapping lightener will eventually cause damage which can lead to breakage. Also, the lightener has lots of conditioning properties and works as fast as possible. This ensures the least damage and best possible outcome. If you have fine hair or previously colored hair consider using the bond multiplier, Olaplex which will keep your hair healthy and shiny.
We are always here to answer more questions. Feel free to call the salon at 206*322*6325. If you would like to keep reading here is another blog about balayages
Trending Now: Haircuts
The Lob is going nowhere fast. Let’s face it, it is the perfect haircut when going shorter. Plus, it is so flattering of haircut length. The haircut looks great either with beachy waves or just blow dried straight.The lob haircut is here to stay. The lob is a long version of the bob.
Another classic haircut that has been updated is the pixie. Instead of the short pixie, it is now the long pixie haircut. Leaving some length on top allows for movement. Cutting the sides of the hair short really brings out bone structure and eyes. Hey, it’s hair, it grows back!
This is another haircut that is trending but a little shorter version of a pixie.
Trending Now: Color
It is true that it seems that every celebrity was shaving the sides of their head, chopping their luscious locs and bleaching their hair. Look at Katie Perry, Kim Kardashian or Katy Rose. Even Kim’s mom Kris Jenner, is blonde. Not just any blonde is trending right now, white bleach blonde is oh so hot….
Oh and by the way, before I get to far away from what is trending now in haircuts, let me say this. Curtain bangs are all the rage! Bangs have been so, so for a long time. Not any more. Pinterest will tell you that curtain bangs popularity has exploded 600% I’m not allowed to steal photos off the internet or I would show you and I have failed to take client photos so I apologize.
Adding bangs to bobs though is another way to switch things up for the spring and summer. It is nice to see that bangs are back. I have missed them.
Although I love the whole extreme balayage thing, those days are long gone. Trending is the subtle and natural look on dark hair of caramel highlights.
An easy transformation from caramel highlights is auburn tints. Any stylists can put a glaze over the caramel highlights and “poof” without damage you will have auburn tints. This is a great way to transition in fall. It is also trending right now. It will last about 5-6 weeks and then your hair will go back to the original caramel color. Here is a client of mine that we did just that to. Look at the drastic difference. She went a dark red, although it is possible to go more of an auburn red.
Keeping your haircut and your hair color up to date keeps you looking great. You deserve that. If you need any help, we are here for you. Thanks for reading!