As we know, many women like to stand out in the crowd, and one of the ways is to change the hair color to an unusual shade and style a hairstyle like a curl, a formal hairstyle or ideally straight hair. Men are no different from women in this regard and follow the trends of modern hairstyles. And our male and female hairdressers and colorists with great experience and love for their work help them in this.
Types of popular painting techniques
When we see hair with several shades of color that harmoniously match each other or overflow creating a gradient effect, etc., we are sure that a complex dyeing technique with several procedures was performed in the hair salon, and we can distinguish between these techniques:
Shatush is a freehand hair dyeing technique, without foil and without a cap. This is actually a more modern version of the famous Californian highlights, which makes the hair look naturally lightened by the sun. What makes this technique special is that it can be adapted to any hair by carefully choosing the shades. It can be done on both lighter and darker hair and is the perfect way to freshen up your hairstyle whether you are blonde or brunette. The only important thing for this technique is that the hair is not too short. In this way, the appearance of naturally lightened hair is achieved, and the root remains in your natural color. This means that this gentle transition will last even when your hair grows out.
Balayage is actually a French word that means ‘sweeping’, like putting a highlighter in the hair to create highlights. Balayage is a technique of freely dyeing strands on the hair, creating a soft and natural transition of light towards the ends. The result is the look of summer days spent at the beach, or fresh, unintentionally perfect highlights on a child’s hair. This natural highlighting technique isn’t just for blondes, it’s actually used on all shades of hair to add a soft, sun-kissed dimension. Because of the natural-looking, custom placement, balayage also allows for softer growth.
In the 1970s, Southern California hairdressers discovered how to recreate this sunny style. They started by rubbing a thicker layer of color into the ends and reduced the amount little by little as they progressed to the roots, creating a gradual fade effect from darker natural shades at the roots to lighter tones at the ends. This hairdressing technique, despite what some think, is equally suitable for brunettes as for blondes.
Ombre is a dramatic, gradient color effect where the hair is divided into two sections of contrasting color and gradually blended from one shade to another. Also of French origin, the word ‘ombre’ means “to shade.” Typically, the darker shade is at the top at the roots and the lighter at the bottom, but some prefer the opposite effect (this is called reverse ombre!). This gradation of color primarily affects the ends of the hair, where the transition from the roots to the light ends is quite short.
The Air Touch technique is unique in that it uses air, as opposed to traditional teasing and brushing, to achieve a flawless color blend. Your stylist will divide your hair into sections. Then the strands are blown with a hair dryer to remove the baby hairs (short hairs), allowing only the longer highlights to stand out. Thinner or fragile parts of the hair remain outside the foil. Sections of hair are dyed in a more diagonal way, instead of the usual linear strands that have been popular for the past few years.
Because of this fine blending technique, AirTouch is an amazing option for those who want to inject some color into their natural locks but are concerned about the damage other highlighting techniques can cause.
The end result is a perfectly blended color that looks natural and flawless – combined with glossy and soft dimensions that will grow out with ease.
Classic highlights are good for someone who doesn’t want to have one color, but wants to have movement of shades in their hair. Highlights are small areas of hair that are lighter than the base color (which may be your natural hair color). More often than not, the color of your highlights will be a shade lighter than your base color. So someone with dark brown hair could get light brown highlights, golden blonde highlights would complement deep honey blonde hair, and so on…
Blonde – if you want your dark hair to be bright, then it’s time to think about blonde. As the name suggests, dyeing blonde is the process of dyeing your hair any shade of blonde.
However, it is not as simple as taking out a box of paint and going to the bathroom. Whether it’s a honey, platinum or strawberry shade, going blonde can be a complex process if you’re going from dark to light. Hair lightening presents many challenges.
If you don’t do it right, going blonde can leave you with orange, purple or ashy hair that is anything but flattering.
That is why it is so important that you follow through with the appropriate steps. However, going blonde can be a fun experience and give you a striking new look.
Our team of hairstylists and colorists at the Sofiamed hairdressing studio in Bar and Podgorica are happy to choose the dyeing technique and color that best matches your face shape, and ensure shiny and healthy hair with professional Olaplex shampoo and conditioner after the treatment. After dyeing your hair, we give you a recommendation for home care to make the effect last longer.