1) Ban De Soleil or Balayage- Touched by the sun. Lightness the way the sun would do it. This process is generally utilized on lighter hair and is accomplished with a form of hair painting.

2) Blonde on Blonde- A technique utilized to create a blend of blonde shades on the same head of hair. May be utilized on a natural blonde or on someone that is coloring their hair blonde gives the hair a dimensional effect.

3) Brown on Brown- A technique utilized to add dimension to a solid brown form by adding additional lightness with a mild contrast.

4) Color on Color- The use of no lift color on the hair making the hair darker.

5) Frosting- A method of lighting individual strands of hair. The term is generally associated with a “frosting cap” that is placed on the head and the hair pulled through with a crochet hook.

6) Collage- A mixture of colors weaving through the hair, generally achieved by various stages of lighting.

7) Framing- Lightness around the face generally achieved by utilizing a dimensional color effect.

8) Foiling-Referring to applying foils to the hair to create a dimensional effect. A weave or slice is applied.

9) Glazing- A deposit only color applied over a highlight. Can also be a lifting toner to change the natural color slightly.

10) Grabbing- With gloved hands, bleach or tint is painted on the hands, then you grab the hair depositing the tint or bleach in an irregular pattern.

11) Gray Reduction- Adding additional natural color to gray hair to reduce the amount of gray. Usually with thin, fine slices of the original natural color.

12) Haloing- Creating a halo effect by lightening only the hair around the face on short hair creating a halo effect.

13) Highlighting or Foiling-Referring to applying foils to the hair to create a dimensional effect.

14) Reverse Highlighting- Doing a highlight in reverse. The addition of darker color to previously lightened hair. First isolating some of the blonde strands, then coloring all of the remaining hair, creating a highlight effect.

15) High Low Lighting- Lightening isolated strands and darkening strands on the same head of hair at the same time.

16) Low Lighting- A corrective technique used to tone down overly lightened hair by adding a darker color to selected strands. The opposite of highlighting.

17) Inner Glow- Bleaching only the hair close to the scalp on dark hair.

18) Naturalizing- A technique using several colors within the same natural range.

19) Nuances- A technique adding delicate shadings; reflections in a dimensional effect.

20) Hair Painting- Painting color or bleach on the hair with an artists brush to add a dimensional look.

21) Scrunching- Painting color or bleach on gloved hands and scrunching the hair. This technique is done on dry backcombed or permed hair, allowed to process then shampoo off.

22) Marbleizing- Thin ribbons of lighter hair weaving through darker natural hair.

23) Tipping- A form of lightening at the ends of the hair, rather than the entire shaft.                                     
24) Streaking- Larger more well defined strands of hair.
25) Shading- The subtle blending of lighter to darker colors.
26) Tone on Tone- Changing the natural haircolor, then adding lighter strands.

27) Tortoise Shelling or Carmelizing-Different amounts of tortoise colors added to a brown head of hair.

28) Shadowing- Applying a darker color on the scalp then staggering the color outward toward the ends.

29) Shoe Shining- Painting a layer of bleach or color on a long strip of foil and transferring it onto the hair as if you would a show shine rag.

30) Fur Light- Achieved on short hair that is standing out from the head like a porcupine. The hair is bleached then a dark color added to the ends.

31) Minking- Darker hair at the scalp. Lighter color on the ends of the hair.

32) Icicling- Color or lightener added to the ends of highly teased hair.

33) Icing- Adding light strands to resemble gray hair.

34) Weave- The action of a rat tail comb, used for selecting strands for dimensional haircoloring.

35) Slicing- A foil technique placing long, fine, thin strands in the foil.


1) The ends of the hair should be lighter than the hair closest to the scalp

2) The surface hair should be lighter than the hair underneath

3) The hair around the face should be lighter than the hair in the back

4) The darker hair should be the dominating color

*Temporary - Color lasts from one shampoo to the next and is deposited on the outside of the hair shaft. Temporary may stain but if hair is porous may become
permanent. Speak to a professional.

*Semi-Temporary - Color lasts up to 4-6 shampoos. Usually contain no ammonia and does not have a developer.

*Demi Permanent - Color usually contains little or no ammonia and utilizes a low peroxide developer (2%  vol.) the color lasts about 6 weeks and fades on tone.

*Permanent - Color formulas change the natural hair color. They require maintenance to new hair growth after 4 to 6 weeks. 

                        HAIR COLOR TIPS 

*When swimming in a chlorine pool use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week. It will remove the harsh chemicals and product build up on the hair.

*Be careful in the sun. Please use hats, scarves or products with sunscreens to help protect against color fade and the drying effects of the sun. Great for the beach, leave-in conditioners generally contain sunscreens to protect against color fade.

*Shampoo with an acid balanced shampoo especially created for color-treated hair.

*Use color enhancing conditioners as color grows out to help blend root areas.

*Don't brush hair when wet. Comb with a wide-tooth comb, working tangles out as you move from the ends toward the scalp.

*Don't over dry. When you blow dry, dry the hair until it is almost, but not completely, dry. 85% before styling. Leave some moisture in to prevent static.




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If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it.

Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all.

In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish.

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