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.

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Hand painted tones of sunflower and seashell created over a cool brown

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Cool and bright lites enhance a long layered textured haircut

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Summer cool haircut


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Summer Fun Haircolor!

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Soft shadows of sand and sun tones










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Butter cream and cordillera tones on a graduated cut.


Elaine Maitland Master Colorist

Elaine Maitland Master Colorist

Meet Master Haircolorist and Haircutter Elaine Maitland. Elaine has owned five hair salons and her day spa made Salon of the Year two years in a row as one of the fastest growing salons in North America in the national magazine, Salon Today. She trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California for Haircutting and at the Goldwell Academy in Baltimore for Advanced Hair Coloring and Haircutting.

“I have been passionate in my career for 46 years and continue to educate, learn and grow to create for today’s look.”

She has worked with top salon educators and companies in the salon industry through the years. Currently, she continues her education in hair coloring with Beth Minardi, New York, and Sam Villa, New York for haircutting, the Aveda Institute, and the Natural Motion Institute of Hair Design in Jersey City. She’s a member of the NCA, the professional beauty association.

She contributes her talent to support several women’s groups that raise money to help cure cancer. She also works with women who are sick to make them as comfortable as possible. She is experienced with wigs and hairpiece work.

Elaine is married and a mother of 2 boys and grandmother to 2 granddaughters.

Elaine can be reached at Salon by the Sea, 546 Washington Blvd. Sea Girt, NJ, 732-282-1600.

Discover Your Haironailty!
Create your personal look through hair color and style!

 First Time Customers Call Elaine at 732-282-1600 and mention Jersey Shore Woman
for a FREE haircut and $50.00 off haircolor.

The beauty of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit…is of the great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:4