Hair Color Dictionary
Tint: also know as grey coverage.
This application is applied ONLY to your root area.
Desired results would be : warmer, lighter, darker, full gray coverage
Permanent color: More opaque
Lifts out natural pigment USUALLY (not always) with ammonia
Intended to completely cover grey if allowed to process fully
Grows out, sometimes resulting in a line of demarcation
Semi Permanent: More sheer coverage
CAN cover gray on fine hair
Fades out, leaving a less noticeable line
All Over Color: this process is color applied roots to ends all at the same time.
Desired result: All darker, one color, grey coverage
Toner/Gloss: this is a non permanent color added all over, or just to the ends of your hair, usually after another color or highlight process.
Desired results: Darker, cooler (more ash), warmer (less ash), shine.
Can be booked as a stand alone service for a color refresh and shine
Glaze: USUALLY a permanent color applied to the root area. Process usually 5mn or less
Desired result: lighter, warmer or more blended look.
Partial Highlight: Adding a lighter tone to the hair
Balayage or Foil
Includes the hair above and in front of the ears
Full Highlight: Adding a lighter tone to the hair
Balayage or Foil
Includes hair from Partial and ALSO below the ears to the nape.
Best for clients that wear their hair up or have shorter layers
Lowlight: Adding a darker tone to the hair.
Usually non permanent
Can be applied as a partial or a full
Foil Highlight: A technique using a lightening product (high lift color or bleach) to create lighter pieces in the hair. The hair is saturated all the way through and contained in foil packets
Balayage: A highlighting technique using lightener(bleach) that creates a soft, diffused effect created by brushing the lightener on the surface of the hair
Ombre: a French term meaning "shaded"
This refers to a look that starts with a darker root and gradually gets lighter toward the ends
Level: On a scale of 1-10 how dark or light your hair is
Example: 1 Black, 6 Light Brown, 10 Very light blonde
Tone: Appears in 3 different ways
Warm: (yellow/red/orange/gold) Best for warm, dark, or yellow skin tones with brown eyes
Cool: (green/blue/violet/ash) Best for lighter, pinker skin tones and blue eyes
Neutral: A combination of cool and warm tones to create a rich neutral-Beige-*universally flattering