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Understanding Common Boise Hair Salon Color Techniques

Boise Hair Salon Color Techniques

Are you stuck in a hair rut? A great way to breath new life into your hair is by changing up your color. Need some inspiration or just want to understand some basic hair color techniques? The Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE have got you covered with the following roundup of fun ideas. Who knows? You might just find the technique that works best for you. Just remember to send a picture of the hair color you’re dreaming to your stylist before making an appointment.

BALAYAGE

Balayage is a pretty sounding French word that means to sweep or paint color onto hair. This hair color service is actually a specific highlighting technique. During a balayage treatment, your Boise hair salon stylist paints or lightens hair on the surface freehand instead of saturating entire sections of your hair with dye. The end result is softer, more natural looking highlights that easily blend in as your hair grows longer.

OMBRE

Ombre is a hair color treatment that allows your darker roots to fade into a much lighter color at the ends, such as blonde. If your hair isn’t naturally dark, you may want to ask your Boise hair salon stylist to deepen the natural shade at your roots for a more dramatic ombre. Keep in mind that balayage is a hair color technique while ombre is an end look. Your Boise hair salon stylist will use the balayage (highlighting) technique to achieve an ombre outcome.

SOMEBRE

Sombre is often considered the softer sister of ombre. With this method, there is a lower contrast between your hair at the roots than your hair at the ends. Furthermore, the dark shade at your roots will subtly graduate into the color at the ends for a seamless blend.

HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights are the sections of your hair that are dyed lighter than your natural shade. This technique can be used to give your hair more dimension, accentuate your facial features, or slim the look of your face altogether. Keep in mind that highlights are the opposite of lowlights which are strands of your hair that are dyed darker than your natural shade. To add highlights to your hair, your Boise hair salon stylist may use one of two techniques, foil highlights or balayage.

BABY HIGHLIGHTS

Baby highlights consist of tiny, subtle highlights that resemble the same sun-kissed highlights you had as a child. They get their delicate appearance from the very small amounts of hair color that are separated and placed in foil.

HAIR GLOSS

A hair gloss treatment consists of closing the cuticles of your hair, providing a smoother, shinier, and less frizzy look. In a tinted form, it’s a wonderful ammonia-free, semi-permanent alternative to hair dye. If you’ve already colored your hair, getting a hair gloss treatment can help you maintain your color longer while correcting brassiness and deepening or toning down your color. Furthermore, if you don’t want to change your hair color but want to reap all the shiny benefits, you can opt for a clear gloss, instead.

unDONE Salon

There you have it – the six most commonly used hair color techniques! At unDONE, we know hair salon jargon can get confusing. That’s why we wanted to provide you with the above cheat sheet to provide you with a basic understanding of all the techniques you’ve heard floating around online. More importantly, however, is to speak up and ask your Boise hair salon stylist questions when you don’t understand something. We promise to keep you informed in order to provide you with bright, vibrant, multi-dimensional hair color that looks amazing.

Visit us near the Boise Towne Square Mall, contact us at (208) 287-2010, or schedule your next hair color appointment online today!