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Our L’Oreal Professional Hair Salons are colour service centred. We have naturally developed an appreciation for colour from our love for some of the amazing techniques available to us as hair artists.

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Highlights

Traditional highlights are when sections of hair are woven and lightened from the root through to the ends leaving some natural hair in between. Specific sectioning techniques are used to make sure hair is evenly highlighted so it doesn’t have a streaky result. The woven sections of hair are usually folded into foils to keep them isolated from the other hair.

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Babylights

Extremely time consuming because Babylights are tiny sections and there are so many of them to create the brightest Iciest blonde close to the scalp and the root shadow erases any lines and leaves generally a small soft root. This is great for the brightest blonde possible without going on the scalp platinum. Expect to be in the salon an average of 4 or more hours.

Dimensional balayage which shows the difference between a balayage vs highlights in a Bouyage salon in St Albans which is in Hertfordshire.

Balayage

The slowest progression of highlighting. Always leaves warm tones in the hair. Not meant to take dark hair into an icy blonde. If you don’t like warm tones then Balayage is not a good technique for you. It’s meant to be done in sessions to create soft organic looking highlights that will get brighter with each session.

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Foilayage

Looks like Balayage but you’ll get Maximum Brightness, Full tonal Control and blended seamless roots.

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Face Framing

Face-framing highlights is a popular technique that concentrates the foil placement on the perimeter bordering the face. And as you’d expect from a technique called “face-framing highlights,” this lighter-colored hair around your face adds visual interest and draws attention to your face.

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Colour Melt

Adds depth and blends out old foil lines. Great for transitioning a previous foil into a balayage look.

Confused about which service to book?

We understand with all the newest colour techniques that are on offer that the lingo can be confusing. The best way to work out what technique would be needed for your hair is too book a consultation with one of our stylist to work out cost and achievability.

And very important to note: darker hair will take more sessions to achieve light hair. Patience and home maintenance are key. It is also important to let your stylist know your hair colour history for at least the past year.

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