Hair color gives you a great opportunity to change your look be it subtle and natural or in a stand out look at me way.
You can experiment with trendy colors or brighten up your own natural hair color tone. As well as cover those pesky white hairs.
We have always been interested in adoring and adjusting our appearance. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used henna or a mixture of plant and animal matter to change the color of their hair.
Hair color gives you versatility.
There are many different color techniques around and every so often a new technique will appear or maybe just an updated version of an old technique.
Whether this new technique will become a popular fashion trend with a high percent of the public will tend to depend. On which stars and social media influencers decide to color their hair that way and promote the look.
5 Hair Color Techniques That Will Probably Never Date.
Technique 1. All Over Hair Color.
The all over hair color will also be known as “single process” or “global color”
With this technique a single shade or hair color will be applied over your entire hair in the form of a permanent or semi permanent color.
Permanent Hair Color – This type of color will chemically change the color of your natural hair.
Permanent hair color penetrates the cortex of your hair to remove your hairs natural melanin. then adds the new color.
This color cannot be washed out. But will have a tendency to fade if exposed a lot to sunlight and a very frequent washing regime.
Semi-Permanent Color – Semi permanent hair color molecules are only deposited on the surface of your hair.
A semi permanent or temporary hair color is more like a paint. That is applied to the top of your hair because it will not penetrate your hair shaft.
Meaning that the colors will wash out of your hair fairly fast.
Most bright and exotic colors will fall under this category.
Demi Color – This is stronger than a semi and tends to act more like a stain on your hair.
The demi color being a little stronger than a semi will slightly penetrate your hair shaft.
Technique 2. Balayage Color Technique.
Balayage is really the name of a technique in applying hair color. Because the word balayage is French and means to sweep or to paint.
Your stylist will paint or sweep either bleach or a hair color onto just the surface of your hair in a freehand fashion.
A technique which begins at the tips and feathers out to the top of your hair.
Technique 3. Ombre Hair Color.
The ombre color look is achieved by using the balayage technique.
So as to seamlessly achieve a blend from one color hue to another.
Colors should flow from dark to medium to light as they progress from your hair roots down to the ends of your hair.
Unfortunately ombre did get a lot of bad press at one point. Because a lot of people who had an ombre color ended up with a solid blonde look at the bottom of their hair.
This is in fact not an ombre look. Because there should be no solid lines between the shades used.
Technique 4. Foil High Lights.
Foil highlights are where the strands of sections of your hair are separated using a weaving technique.
The woven hair is then placed on foil and bleach or color applied so as to produce a result lighter than the rest of your hairs natural shade. In other words a highlight for your hair
Using a foil highlight technique means placement of your highlights can be wherever you or your hairstylist desire.
The weaving of your highlights can be made chunky so as to stand out or fine to create a natural effect.
When using subtle fine highlights to create a natural hair color. Your stylist will very often use two or three different colors or tones to create an effective multi-dimensional look for your hair.
You may also have heard the term low lights used. Low lights use the same weaving technique as highlights but work in the opposite way to highlights. Because they are used to darken your hair and quite often used in combination with other coloring techniques.
Technique 5. Hair Contouring.
Hair contouring is the careful placement of hair color around your face using baby lights or the balayage technique.
Working on the same idea as make up contouring. Darker tones will be used to add depth to areas you want to soften. And lighter colors will be used to enhance or make areas appear brighter.
Hair contouring can work out to be a great way of disguising those first few white hairs that appear around your hairline.
The coloring of hair has been going on for centuries but today’s hair colors offer you a far more varied range of depths and hues.
Whilst techniques used in applying color today offer you the opportunity to be as adventurous as you want. Some techniques of application may come and go with a fashion trend but the staple ones will be around for years to come.