Showing posts with label hair highlights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hair highlights. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

So Long Ombre.. Hello Balayage!

The ombre trend has definitely faded, but there's a new highlighting trend in town! Say hello to balayage, a popular highlighting technique that's gathering a lot of attention, especially for Spring and Summer. Instead of the dramatic, contrasting colors that ombre provides, balayage is a subtle, more natural sun-kissed look. Balayage is actually a french word meaning "to swoop" or "to paint," which creates a softer, beautiful and almost all-natural look. With summer rapidly approaching, a lot of your clients are going to want lighter hair... especially since celebrities like Lana Del Rey and Khloe Kardashian have been seen sporting it! 
But are you prepared for the balayage trend? Here at Pure Spa Direct, we just got in the ColorTrak Tools Balayage Board and Brush Set that will have you all set up for this latest hair trend. This brush contains shorter brush bristles for precise coloring, as well as a slightly curved board on 2 side to better suit head shape! You'll also be quite comfortable performing this service, as the handle allows for stability. 

You'll also need to protect each highlight! Check out our film roll which is specifically for balayage treatments. For all of your salon highlighting needs, please click here, and make sure you're prepared this summer for your clients looking to get that sun-kissed balayage look!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Evolution of Highlights

When highlighting made its first big debut it the Hair Industry, there was only one method available. The cap method of applying highlights involves the use of a special perforated cap that is placed over the hair. Strands of hair (the amount depends on how much highlighting is desired by the client) are pulled through the perforations with the use of a knitting needle.  This method works well for short hair (we all remember the 90's trend with the frosted tips!). This method can be hard to control the placement of the highlights and any bleeding spots, it also can be painful for the client having their long hair pulled through the cap.

Luckily we've come a long way since highlighting was first introduced in to the beauty industry. There are plenty of different techniques to give clients exactly what they are looking to achieve.


Highlights with Foil
This method has been around for about 25 years. It is successful, accurate, and a preference for many stylists due to the control they have with this technique. Foils are used to give fine, natural looking highlights placed very close to the scalp. This technique can also be used to give the "chunky" effect as well.


Balayage/Free Hand Painting
Balayage is a French colouring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a technique where the colour is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling. Balayage can be used in even the shortest pixie crop however the best results is in hair below the shoulders. The great thing about balayage is so many different effects from soft, natural highlights to something strong and punky can be achieved. It's also low maintenance which is a big key point for many clients.


Ombre
Ombre is a technique that can be done with foils or free handed. Hair is painted with bleach from the mid-shaft to the ends, with the densest area at the bottom of the hair shaft.
Done haphazardly, the effect can create a stark, unappealing contrast. However done correctly it is a low maintenance hair style that is up and trending!


Slicing
Slices are when large sections of the hair are highlighted which results in a more dramatic end result. Its great for a client that is interested in chunky highlights and it s great technique to give a client added texture and depth. Paneling is always done with foils! Never free-handed!


Tipping
 Tipping is a technique where the stylist lightens just the tip of the hair. It is always done freehanded. Clients like this look because it is quick, painless, natural, and it grows out!

Baby lights
The newest highlighting trend! Think of a child's hair color, how it has all those beautiful different natural colors, as you may have guessed parents like to match their children's hair just how they like to dress in matching outfits. Finally a new technique arrived where the stylist can give the client what they desire. Baby lights! Baby lights are very delicate highlights and low lights. The hair is separated into tiny minute sections and hair colour and bleach is applied to give the client the dimension in their hair they desire while still looking natural. The drawback to this technique is although is sounds fairly simple it is very time consuming and in result costs a pretty penny.

What are your favorite highlighting methods to perform?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Hair Color For The Fall!

Summer is almost over and the autumn months are coming.  Kids are going back to school and young adults are going away to college.  This is the time of the year where many of them want to show off their personal style by getting a new hair do or changing the color of their hair.  Some of them will want the traditional hair colors like red, burnette, blonde or black, while others will want to go crazy with color.  So why not have that available to them.  Jerome Russell's Punky Colors is your solution.  Let them go crazy with colors like:

Depending on the type and condition of hair the colors can last up to 40 washes.  My cousin was visiting for a couple weeks from California and she said before she went back to high school she was going to get her hair done.  She wanted pink streaks in her hair because it is something different.  This semi-permanent hair color would be perfect for her.  Nowadays, people want to stand out - so why not offer products that will stand out to your clients?  Jerome Russell Punky Colors is something fun and great to offer those clients who really want to show off their personality through their hair.