Today’s Techniques of Hairpainting with Haircolor to Create Design and Enhance the Haircut and Style
By Elaine Maitland
Balayage takes into account the head shape and uses the hair to frame the face resulting in soft, sexy, versatile and femine looks. Balayage is the method of painting lightener directly onto dry, precut hair. The results give the effect of sun kissed highlights.
Color Melting is created with haircolor and lightener and sometimes a glaze that melts very gently together creating soft delicate hues on the hair.
Ombre or Sombre can be created with the above techniques either alone or combined.
The traditional Ombre is created with the top hair dark and the bottom is light and with slight blending in between. The Sombre is easier to wear, flattering to brunettes adding soft honey, caramel and gold tones to lighten the style and less dramatic than the Ombre.