Hair Colour Techniques Explained

Find Your Perfect Hair colour at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon, Bury St Edmunds

hair colour at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsConfused about which hair colour service you need to book in for? Don’t know the difference between Balayage & Ombre? Fear not! The hair colouring specialists in Bury St Edmunds Gavin Ashley Hair Salon have put together a handy guide that tells you all you need to know. 

From highlights, toners and colour glossing they explain it all…

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Hair Colour Terminology Guide – From Toners to Ombre…

hair colour at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsHighlights: Highlights are used to add different tones to the hair.  Often lighter shades such as platinum blonde and golden blonde tones are used to create a multi tonal effect. Highlights can also be used to add depth to the hair with rich dark brown colours and warm red shades such as copper orange and deep plum shades being popular.

Hair Toner: Toners are used to correct tonal imbalances in the hair and are very often used after a bleaching service. The skilled hair colour technicians at Gavin Ashley Salon in Bury St Edmunds can use toners to add warmth or neutralise unwanted yellow or brassy tones in the hair.

Colour Glossing: Hair Glossing is a great way to add instant shine to your locks making them look healthy and glossy. Add a clear gloss for a mirror finish or ask your hair stylist to add in a touch of your natural colour to really make your hair pop!

Ombre: A technique of lightening the hair and leaving a darker base so you can see the transition from dark to light, or dark to pastel tone.

Balayage: Similar to ombre but more subtle and blended. Balayage is a low maintenance hair colour that offers no obvious re-growth. Don’t know your Balayage from your Ombre? Click here to find out the difference in our handy guide.

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What Products Are Best at Keeping My Hair Colour Vibrant?

Using the right professional hair care products is key to maintaining your hair colour. We offer a range of the best shampoos & conditioners that will prolong the life of your hair colour and keep your tresses looking fresh & vibrant.

Olaplex – Protect Your Hair During the Colouring Process

Olaplex is a revolutionary hair treatment that can be added directly in to the mixing bowl to protect and repair hair during the colouring process. Hair that was once dry and fragile is transformed and strengthened. Click here to find out more about Olaplex treatments at Gavin Ashley.