Olaplex is a fantastic strengthening treatment that does all the work inside the actual hair, In scientific terms Olaplex is designed to reconnect the Disulphide Sulphur bonds broken by the process of hair colouring, bleaching, daily straightening and blow drying.
Since Olaplex was introduced to the salon in September, the demand has been very popular. Olaplex can be added to your colours or can be used as a stand alone treatment. The results are fantastic, allowing us hairdressers to produce unbelievable results in colour without compromising the condition of your luscious locks. I can't recommend this product enough.
Never have we had so much choice when it comes to colouring our hair, from Baby lights to Ombre how do we know which technique is the right choice for our hair.
A good starting point is to ask yourself how would you like your colour to represent you. Are you a whisper, shout or scream hair colour? By this I mean, would you like your colour to be natural and very subtle or would you like it to be noticed by friends but not to stand out too much, or do you like your colour to stand out from the crowd with high fashion colours.
Another honest question to ask yourself is how much commitment do you want to give to hair colour, do you have the time and money to commit to the colour that you want?
I have put together a list of colouring techniques that I use on a daily basis with a description of what they mean. I hope this helps.
T- section highlights / foils
This is a traditional method that is used in most hair salons, the technique is used to put partial highlights through the parting and down the sides of the hair. The hair is woven or sliced and placed in to a foil.
Half head highlights / foils
The technique is the same as above but the foils are placed down to the top of the ears at the back of the head.
Full head highlights / foils
Again this technique is the same as above but having a full head of foils covers the whole head.
Balayage highlights have become incredibly popular over the last few years, Balayge is a French word meaning to sweep or paint. The idea behind this technique is to create a sun kissed highlight whereby the ends of the hair get lighter in colour.
The technique can be used with an all over root touch up creating a multi- tonal effect. Balayage is a bespoke colour service, the highlights are painted on freehand, creating a very personal colour.
Ombre is a technique where by the hair goes from darker at the roots to lighter on the ends, this can be dome very subtle or can be more drastic, depending on the effect you are after.
Babylights are a very finely placed highlight running through out the hair, the result is very natural, this technique makes the hair look multi dimensional as the highlights are super fine.
Bronde Bronde is the new word on the street !!!
This is the perfect infusion of blonde and brunettes, perfect for those clients who want to lighten their hair slightly without it compromising their skin tone.
This is a sharp contrast with the ends of the hair looking very different to the roots, any colour can be applied to the ends but the high fashion colours tend look the most effective.