Hair Colour 101

Let’s face it there are hundreds of beautiful hair colour techniques and trends out there. It can often feel a little overwhelming trying to get your head around what Beyonce had going on at the Met Ball or whether VB is sporting a recoloured, redesigned, reincarnation of the pob!

Fear not; help is at hand! We know it can take some getting used to the terminology and ever evolving looks. Last season it was granny grey, and now it looks like we are heading for Mushroom Blonde…. Whatever that is! We can sort your foilage from your baby-lights.

Our team of Colour Geniuses is at hand to breakdown some of the most asked for hair colour trends and techniques at Fox Hair Design salons in Barwell and Hinckley. Why not give us a call to book your complimentary hair colour consultation. Our stylists are waiting for your call 01455 245245.

Hair Colour 101 : Free Hand Techniques

Georgia – Colour Genius Barwell

Balayage, Ombre, Foilage, Flamboyage, Colour Melt…. where will it end? Guests often come to us with pictures of beautiful hair colour and aren’t quite sure what to ask for, they know what they want, but don’t know what it’s called or how to pronounce it. We try and break this down and make it nice and easy. So, we group all of the exotic sounding techniques under the umbrella Free Hand. The root area is usually darker, either natural or coloured, there are often lighter pieces running through, and the ends will be lighter for sure. The end result can be subtle or vivid. Free hand techniques avoid hard lines, and tend to “wear” better for longer.

Hair Colour 101 : Vibrant Colours

Gracie – Colour Genius Hinckley

I do love a good vibrant Pink ? But these colours are hard work, you have to be 100% committed to condition, maintenance and upkeep. For vibrant hair colour to pop we first have to lighten a guests hair to very pale blonde. Not everybody’s hair can take this, we are super careful and will only do this if we know your hair is strong enough. Then the fun starts and we get to get creative. To keep your vibrant colour in tip top condition and looking amazing you will need to invest in conditioning treatments, a professional colour care shampoo, and often take home colour conditioners. Vibrant colours fade

Hair Colour 101 : Colour Gloss

Joseph – Colour Genius Fox Hair Design Barwell

A colour gloss is exactly what it says. It adds a beautiful glossy shine to the hair, without drastically changing your colour. Colour Gloss services are designed to top colours up or slightly change the tone of your hair. Colour glosses are really good to have done in between colour services, especially if you have highlights or Free Hand colour. They keep blondes looking fresh and bright, and stop your colour looking dull and washed out. Glosses are semi-permanent and will gradually fade after about 12 washes.