Hair Dyeing

Common Hair Dyeing Techniques: Terms You Need to Know

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Allison

Wow your colorist with all that knowledge. 

Are you a dye hard fan of changing your hair color? We are too! But, as in anything with hair, hair dyeing techniques are always changing with new color combos constantly popping up on our Insta feeds. To help you to stay on top of what is going on in the world of hair color, we’ve complied a list of some hair dyeing techniques that are currently trending. Read on:

Hair Dyeing Techniques to Help You Through Your Next Salon Appointment

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Be sure to know about the common terms before you dye your hair.

1. Base Color

Most of us are familiar with base color hair dyeing techniques, even if you didn’t know the name! Base color is simply one solid color applied to all of your hair. So, if you’ve ever used a box dye at home, you’ve used a base color! Base color can be permanent or semi-permanent. When using an all over base color it is important to wash your hair with color-safe products, like the Suave Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo and Suave Keratin Infusion Color Care Conditioner. This duo will to keep your color vibrant for longer, which we all want, obviously.

2. Foils

Foils are used with traditional highlights to keep the bleach in one place. It helps your colorist apply the bleach to specific areas of your hair without transferring onto other parts of your hair. This makes classic highlights super precise and perfectly striped!

3. Balayage

Balayage is just another word for hair painting. Balayage hair dyeing techniques requires your colorist to, you guessed it, to paint the dye (or bleach) onto your hair. This is what creates the dreamy, sun kissed appearance. Balayage is less precise, on purpose to give that lived in hair look. Balayage is created with bleach, so make sure you have the Catwalk by TIGI Fashionista Violet Mask on hand to hydrate and tone your hair.

4. Ombre

By now we’re sure you’ve heard of or seen ombre hair dyeing techniques. Ombre hair is so hot because it gives your hair more tones and that beachy dip dyed look without having to focus on dyeing your roots. Ombre differs from balayage because it is applied to all of the ends of your hair. Balayage can incorporate an ombre, but a stand alone balayage would leave some ends un-lightened.

5. Peekaboo Highlights

The peekaboo highlights hair dyeing techniques uses foils just like regular highlights. But, unlike regular highlights, peekaboo highlights are placed much differently. Instead of having highlights all over your hair, you’ll get fewer peekaboo highlights placed under the top layer of your hair. This way they add subtle dimension without the peppermint striped part.

6. Lowlights

To add dimension and a slightly darker color, try getting lowlights. Lowlights hair dyeing techniques uses a darker dye (instead of bleach) in a similar pattern to getting highlights. This gives your hair more dimension without having the damage associated with bleach.

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Allison
Allison
22 January 2017

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