Changing your hair colour is a major decision – even subtle high or low lights make an impact on your look. Our colour technicians help you to choose the best shade to suit your facial features and skin tone. Their professional advice can help take the stress out of what can sometimes be a very daunting experience.
Most over-the-counter hair dyes show pictures of the expected colour result, but in reality your own hair may react very differently. Our professional colour technicians have studied the science behind hair structure and the best products to use. That means you can choose the best product for your hair and decide whether you need additional treatments.
During your pre-colour consultation, our technicians will explain the process to you and advise you on the best way to care for your colour-treated hair to keep it healthy and vibrant. Please note, it is the policy of our salon for all clients to be given a skin test at least 48 hours before having colour applied for the first time.
Balayage / Ombre
The word “Balayage” comes from another French word meaning “to sweep.” It’s a freehand technique where the colour is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. In Balayage, there are dark pieces left on the bottom to create dimension and a more natural look. This technique looks like natural sun-kissed highlights throughout the hair. The transition is more natural and it is less maintenance than an ombre.
The word “Ombre” comes from the French word “shadow”. Ombre is the actual style. It is the transition of a lighter shade from a darker shade. Generally, Ombres work best on brunettes because it is the least subtle of all the techniques, a “Sombre” is what we would see on blondes. That technique is more subtle, hence the word sombre. Ombre is great for the more daring girl, it is definitely more noticeable and typically more maintenance. Ombre is like colour blocking, there are no dark pieces left on the bottom to help keep it natural, just a nice transition between the colours.
Whatever hair style you choose, it is extremely important to us to create lasting relationships with our clients. This enables us to develop your perfect style with trust and experience.
Together we can unlock the true potential of your hair.