#HairStrobing . #GlossSmudge . #FauxBalayage . #3DColour . If the global economy is pegged to the number of new (and sometimes confusing) hair terms and techniques invented each year, we will all be rich! #wishfulthinking. Feeling confused or curious about what's new? Read on.
Confusing Name #1:
Think of it as adding different shades of light (highlight) and dark (lowlight) colours to create a 3-dimensional effect.
It can encompass a broad range of techniques such as Balayage, Foil Highlights and Lowlights, Babylights etc. Basically, anything that's not one-tone colour is 3D Colouring. Makes a whole lot of sense if you think about it, yes?
Confusing Name #2:
Someone ought to be jailed for creating new names with almost similar meaning as the ones before. Lol! Hair Strobing is somewhat similar to Hair Contouring.
This is a technique whereby lighter and darker hair colours are strategically selected and placed in specific sections of the hair to accentuate and flatter your skin tone and facial features, usually using a combination of techniques (e.g. Babylights, Balayage, Roots Stretch etc.).
Confusing Name #3:
We all know what Balayage is - it's a handpainting highlight technique that rises to fame in the past 5 years. But what's a Faux Balayage then?
Unlike conventional Balayage that looks better on tousled curls, Faux Balayage is godsent for women with straight hair. This technique mimics a less textured Balayage effect by using Babylights and foil highlights, sombre and smudging.
Did we forget to mention that this technique fades beautifully to a beautiful blonde Beach-Goddess "Balayage" look?
Confusing Name #4:
What's that? It's more commonly known as Dark Roots or Shadow Roots hair trend - which effectively eliminates the "obvious" area between roots and colour. Smudging is done by applying a semi-permanent darker shade to the roots and then "smudge" it down the hair shaft to get a melted colour effect.
In Asia, we usually use your natural roots colour as a base to minimise harsh lines.
Say Yeah to lesser root retouch!
Confusing Name #5:
Sounds delicious? Colour Melt is a technique to create hair colour that seamlessly transits from one to the other with no visible demarcation lines. It might not necessarily be from a darker to lighter shade, unlike Ombre and Sombre. Think Blue > Violet > Magenta > Pink. Or Dark Warm Browns > Medium Warm Browns > Cool Browns. Got it?
It can be customised for customers who desire a trendier image but can't sport dramatic colours such as Balayage and Ombre, due to work commitments.
This style of hair colouring technique can be customised to be more subtle, yet chic.
Of course, crazy loud colours are possible too! But... Be warned. Such colours are extremely damaging to hair and it usually takes more than 1 session to achieve it.
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