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Hair Color Services

Single Process

Single processing is when a stylist uses only one hair color, and no bleach to create a desired look. This is best for those who are looking to cover up gray hairs, slightly lighten their hair, or go darker.

 

Double Process

This is a technique used by stylists to lighten and tone hair color. During this process a stylist will use bleach to lift the hair's natural pigment, and then use a separate color to tone the hair to the desired shade. 

 

Highlights

Highlighting is a hair color process that uses foils to brighten certain section of your hair. It's a way to create different hair colors that blend together naturally. The stylist uses foil during this technique as the materials works as a heat conductor to help quicken the coloring process without further damaging the hair. Lighter colors can be achieved by using foils vs cellophane. "Babylights" is a technique that uses very fine strokes of color usually around the hair line and top of the head to give your hair a bit more dimension. 

 

Balayage

 This is a technique a stylist uses to highlight your hair, and can be used to achieve many different looks. With balayage, also known as hair painting, the lightener or hair color is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect from end to root and is all about creating beautiful blends of multi-dimensional color. 

 

Ombré

Ombré is a popular look defined by hair that is dark at the root, and blends into a lighter shade as it gets to the ends. This look can be soft and natural, also called sombre, or bright and dramatic. No matter what color you choose this technique creates a seamless, blended "grown out" look. The stylist can use a backcombing and foil technique, balayage or hair painting technique to achieve this look.

 

Color Correction

If you have previously colored hair and would like to go dramatically lighter or dramatically different, this qualifies as a color correction and you will be charged by the hour.These appointments always require an in salon consultation.

What is a color correction, and why does it cost so much?

In the hair industry, there are many different kinds of color corrections, here are just two of them.

The first type of color correction is making your dark hair color much lighter.

Have you ever gone to the salon and asked to go blonde after you've colored your hair with box color more than 4 times? It is not as easy as it sounds. Your hair would need to be "color cleansed" more than once, and then after you get the desired level, we would need to put on another color for the desired tone.

The second would be making lighter hair darker.

If you have very light hair and your wanting to go darker, We would need to fill your hair since the blonde has no pigment, and then put the desired tone on top. Have you ever put a dark color on your hair and then a few days later you wash it and it falls right out? Its because your hair doesn't have any warm pigments to hold onto that darker color.

Some color corrections are much easier than others and may take a whole day or several weeks to accomplish. Typically a color correction can be very costly, time consuming, and can be very damaging to your hair.  

So why are you paying $100.00 an hour for a color correction? 

When doing a color correction, We are using ounces and ounces of color to get you to the look you want. I find that most people want to go from a dark color to a light color. This takes some time and most people think its just throwing bleach on your hair and calling it good. Well, its not.  When applying bleach to your hair, it produces pigments that are distributed throughout your hair follicle. Have you noticed that your hair has to pass colors such as red, orange, yellow, and then pale yellow? Not leaving the bleach on long enough can cause unwanted tones. Not to mention, having to tone with the right colors to get rid of brassy tones, green tones, red tones, etc. is a huge step in the color correction.

So before you decide to take matters into your own hands, you might make things even worse.  Let us help you get to your desired look the right way. Consultation is an essential part of the color process - you should have a consultation with your colorist at least 48 hours before your appointment so that they can talk you through the options.

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