Showing posts with label ombre. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ombre. Show all posts

Monday, September 19, 2016

Wet Brushes!

Wet Brushes are always popular, but this week was ridiculous! They were leaving the warehouse by the pallet load. You gotta check out the new ones - skulls, flowers, metallic, ombre, and so many more... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Wet Brush selection HERE!

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?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Stunning Color Effects With Pravana's ChromaSilk VIVIDS.


Coloring hair with vibrant colors is not something new anymore, but continues to show up everywhere! Pravana's ChromaSilk VIVIDS line has the most vibrant color selections for stunning color effects I have seen. These colors have been really popular with the Ombre look and also the new Urban Ombre, which is darker on top and fades to lighter on the bottom.

The Urban Ombre:

1. Create the mixture of the lightest color you will be using. This will be the color you will end with at the tips of the hair.

2. Begin in the front and apply the lightest shade onto the pre-lightened hair. Deciding where you want the colors to blend is by artistic preference, but the lightest shade should be applied through the area you want the blending to begin.

3. Create your darker shade mixture.

4. Start applying the darker shade from the area you want this color to be visible through to the previously applied lighter color. Once you have applied the darker color, use your fingers to work the darker color through the lighter color to create a blended effect. The amount of hair that is created by the blending of the two colors is up to you and will typically depend on the length of the hair you are working with.

IMPORTANT: Clean your hands between each section to avoid transfer of color from one section to the next.

5. Shampoo with your choice of Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse with cool water.

6. Dry and style as desired.

You can get all the supplies you need to create this really cool look here at Pure Spa Direct!