The Lived in Hair
The lived-in trend is neither balayage nor ombré, but rather a subtle way of highlighting the hair. To us, it looks like what would happen if bronde, ombré, and balayage had a threesome.”It’s a blend of colors [applied] as I highlight the whole head — lift or bleach the hair, deposit color, add a gloss, and take the time to create a fake root. You will have a blend of colors next to each other, from ashy to blonde to brunette, as this is what gives it that lived-in color look.”The effect is “comfortable yet sexy; being put-together without looking like you tried too hard.
The Oil Slick
The oil-slick color is inspired by the shiny, iridescent reflection of the mixture of oil, gasoline, and water.This one is for dark-haired ladies, and is created by taking all of those colors you see in an oil slick and layering them throughout the hair. It gives an illusion of reflecting different colors from different angles.” Bonus: You don’t have to lighten your strands to get the effect. Good news for anyone with a bleach aversion.
Forget highlights — floodlights are about to be your new go-to. What the floodlighting technique does is existing technique makes hair look perpetually sunlit — or like there is a spotlight on your head adding shine and dimension. Hair like this not only looks cool, but helps you get in and out of the salon quicker since there’s no intermediate step. What can you have that is quick, efficient and different but still manages to give your hair a makeover?
Forget everything bad you’ve ever heard about roots — the modern colorist knows that roots are actually an under-the-radar way to make your color look on-point. So in the eventual process of time you not only have gone from believing that the showing of the roots is tacky to the roots showing is an actual look now. By delicately hand-painting a faux shadow on the roots, she creates a dark-to-light gradation that looks way more natural than straight-from-the-roots highlights. “When you root with the highlight, it is a more subtle or soft effect — you don’t really even know it’s there. When you want to share a #wokeuplikethis selfie.
Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color – similar to what nature gives us as children – with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks. This technique not only frames your face and highlights your features but also gives you a glow that permeates a sun kissed look to you.