We book all new guests as custom in the salon because there are so many variables. Here are some names we use during your consultation that might be helpful to understand. What do you need to book? Book anything dimensional (foil, balayage, lowlights, etc.) as a custom color. If you need help booking an appointment or don’t know what to book, just reach out to us! We’re always happy to help.
Color is a single process service that covers your new growth or base with permanent or semi-permanent hair color and covers your ends with permanent or semi-permanent hair color.
- Mask with Vibrachrom by Davines is used in this service and is formulated with quinoa protein extract, conditioning agents with omega-9, and a phosphilipd carrier. This creates brilliant long-lasting color with outstanding color durability. The color has a high conditioning effect, deposits extra shine, while also preserving the integrity of the hair. This color is formulated without PPD and parabens.
- A gel formula, without ammonia, used to create a translucent tone after balayage or highlights. Intensifies the natural hair colour and emphasizes cosmetic hair color. Tones highlights and can be used to camouflage white hair and obtains intense creative reflects on bleached hair.
Foiling is the most traditional way of highlighting the hair – where selected strands of hair are placed on foil and the color is painted on.
Toner is used to change or shift the tone of your color after your hair color service.
Double Process is typically used when lightening hair by more than two shades. First the hair is bleached to remove natural or colored hair pigments, and then pigment is added into the hair to create the desired shade. This process is considered a color correction unless it was previously done by one of our stylists.
Toning vs. Double Process – Toning is usually done after highlights or if hair color has faded. Here’s the big difference between toning a blonde and double process: With a double process color we are significantly changing the post-lightened tone of the hair by depositing color. When toning, we are only depositing a small amount of tone or color, to shift the overall result toward perfection.
Balayage is freehand painting on strands of hair. It creates a beautiful natural-looking effect. It is great for clients who want a low-maintance natural look with contrast in the hair. Balayage is usually done open air to create a soft look. Sometimes there can be balayage film or saran wrap that is used to incapsulate heat as well as foils or embee meche strips. They are tools we use case by case to achieve desired goal.
Foilayage is a freehand painting technique that is used with foils to help achieve lightness desired.
Creative Color is when the overall hair color goal needs a little more than the traditional hair color process. This could be multiple techniques used, multiple hair color used, or using some of the listed fashion terms including flamboyage, balayage, ombre, sombre, or lived-in looks.
Corrective Color can mean undoing an at-home color mistake or correcting something to achieve the overall hair color goal. This is usually needed if your hair color is “in progress” to a goal. Once your goal is achieved, then you can maintain this hair color by booking foil, balayage, or single process appointments. Please know that we do our best to maintain integrity of the hair and will not over process the hair. Healthy hair is our priority!
All custom color services (balayage or foil) include a gloss, toner, treatment, or bond builder if needed. Whatever your hair needs are, we include it all in that appointment.