HOW TO SPEAK HAIRDRESSER - HAIR COLOUR EDITION

So you want to book an appointment with your hairdresser but have no idea what you want or just don't know how to communicate it? Showing pictures is a great way to get the visuals right but it's also good to know hairdresser terms so you know how much you're paying + exactly what you're getting! We've put together a little guide to help you with your next experience...

HIGHLIGHTS

It's right there in the name, highlights are a way to highlight your hair to make it look more multi-dimentional with 1 or 2 different tones. 

BABYLIGHTS

Similar to highlights but a much more subtle way to mimic the natural highlights on children. A very fine hair colour technique.

BALAYAGE

The most popular and low maintenance style! A free hand paint technique to create a seamless blend a few inches away from the roots to the ends.

BALAYAGE OMBRE

Natural roots with a lighter colour blended in from the ear length down. Balayage ombre means no harsh lines so it looks more natural than ombre on its own! 

ECAILLE 

A mix of balayage and babylights together. A great way to colour your hair whilst still keeping dimension and roots.

COLOUR CHANGE

Going from blonde to pink or brown to grey? Depending on your hair colour this can often take more than one session in order to protect your hair from damage. 

COLOUR CORRECTION

Need to fix a bad colour job? Dodgy ombre or brassy orange hair? This one's for you.

OLAPLEX

Olaplex is the miracle revolution the hair industry has been waiting for.  A single ingredient chemistry that not only stops chemical damage happening to hair but actually repairs it! 

Olaplex is a whole new molecule that works inside the hair, strengthening and repairing the structure that has been compromised. It seeks out any broken disulphate bonds and links them back together making feel fuller, thicker, stronger and healthier!  

A three part system thats as magical as unicorn tears its that good! Olaplex No1 is a liquid form that goes into all colour mixtures or applied on its own as a stand alone treatment to start repairing and stoping chemical damage from the start of your service. Olaplex No2 is the liquid version in a creme form to be applied after your colour or stand alone service to make sure all your hair has a treatment. Olaplex No.3 is to take home! it resets the balance of weekly styling that we subjected it to at the hands of straighteners and hairdryers!

TONER

If you want to refresh your hair colour or change the tone of your balayage/highlights then just ask your hairdresser for a toner! It won't be a dramatic difference but it's a great way to add warmth or a cool ash tone to your locks.

Hope this helps! 

Samantha X