Colour Terms To Know

Colour can be confusing with so many new techniques and looks to choose from.

Here is a list of “Colour Hair Terms” to know:

Tonal drift of colour: is a combination of two techniques, Root Stretching and Ombre, great for growing out your previous colour service.

Multi-tonal effect: using a variety of shades from the colour spectrum to create multiple tones in the hair, adding texture.

Freehand technique: colour applied by hand or with a colour brush.

Service time: the amount of time you can expect your colour to take, from application to shampoo.

Hair contouring: illuminates the hairline by using various shades of colour to frame your face shape and features.

Natural base colour: your natural hair colour.

Base colour: a single global hair colour.

Regrowth: the natural base colour you can see since your last colour service.

Tint: a permanent global colour service.

Glossing: a semi-permanent colour service that adds tone and/or shine only.

Lifting (colour): going a couple of shades lighter than your base colour.

Darkening (colour): going a couple shades darker than your base colour.