Everything you need to know about coloring your hair!


So, you want to have some color in your hair but you find it difficult to explain your needs to your hairstylist? This guide is for you!


They can be narrow, medium or wide, made with the use of foils or a hood. They always start from the root of your hair having a different color than your hair base. They provide a nice brightness effect to your face!


Lowlights seem to be less popular, mostly due to the lack of knowledge for this particular technique. But they can do "magic" on your hair! If you love brightly toned glance but do not want a dramatic change in your appearance, then lowlights is the technique you should choose. Narrow or wide spaced tufts, separated from the remaining hair and painted two tones darker than the rest of your hair. I recommend adding lowlights every third time you do highlights. This will help you interlock your highlights to your natural color and have a more natural overall look.


Also made with the use of aluminum foil or free hand. They look like the effect that summer has on our hair. Small thin tufts brightened up, no more than two tones of your natural color. Babylights remind us of our childhood when our hair was softly brightened because of the sun light!


Ombre trend made its dynamic entrance in hairdressing just a few years ago and most of the women with long hair would try this technique at least once in their lives! Dark base with gradual lightening towards the tips, is what ombre is all about. The procedure is done with either aluminum foil or free hand. Your hairstylist should know this technique well enough and avoid creating color "bars" and abrupt transitions in color.


The substitute for ombre has a name: sombre! It is almost the same technique with the only difference that in sombre we have smoother color gradations. The difference in root and the tips are no more than 2 tones and the colors are more sweet and warm.


Having a French origin, this technique developed in the 1970s and is a free hand method where the color is applied by hand instead of using the traditional techniques of foil or hood. It is a "low cost" option because it does not start from the root of your hair and thus you don't have to repeat it regularly. It can be done in short hair as well, but the best results are achieved when the hair is below your shoulders. Balayage can be combined with ombre and give some amazing results to your hair!

Stencil Box:

Stencil box is to color specific sections of hair and add light, movement and volume to the hair. The result? A unique, almost-pixelated effect, that was first introduced by Terrence Michael Renk, Global Artistic Director for ProRituals by Jingles and Marilyn Brush.

Smoky Blonde:

2015 will be the Year of the bobs! Low bobs, assymetrical bobs, short bobs are already dominating hair fashion. The need to differentiate a bob haircut is also here. A contrast, strong color, which would make it stand out from the ordinary. This technique is dedicated to all of us who have shorter hair and can not follow the trends of ombre, sombre etc.

Of course there are plenty of other hair coloring techniques. But most of them only differ in color. You can convert an ombre from brown-to-strawberry-blonde to brown-to-blue or change the contrast of a smoky blonde to pink shades. If you fully understand the above techniques you can "play" and create by combining colors and techniques!

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