Understanding Highlights, Balayage & Hair Color Corrections

Understanding Highlights, Balayage & Hair Color Corrections

When it comes to hair color, we know the options can be a bit overwhelming. It’s common for new clients to be unfamiliar with hair coloring lingo. If you’ve ever wondered what in the world terms like “hair highlights”, “balayage color”, or “color correction” mean, you’ve come to the right place. We’d like to help you understand these coloring services, so you can feel confident asking your stylist for exactly what you want at your next appointment!

Highlights/Lowlights: Highlights are created by using a lightener to turn sections or strands of hair a few or several shades lighter than your base or natural color. The main purpose behind adding highlights to your hair is to brighten up the overall color of your hair, and add dimension to your hairstyle. Lowlights are the same concept but reversed. Coloring sections of your hair a few shades darker than the hair around it creates lowlights. Both highlights and lowlights are great options for a subtle yet refreshing change.

Balayage: Derived from the French word for “sweep”, balayage is a technique that delivers a more natural and customizable look. Your stylist will use a brush to hand-paint lightener or color throughout your hair, to create a subtle transition between your root or base color and ends of your hair. You can go from a dark to a lighter color, or the opposite. Since your stylist is brushing the color freehand, this technique offers more creative ways to customize the look just for you. Last but not least, because balayage adds dimension in a softer, less rigid way, your hairstyle will continue to look natural as your hair grows out, making it a great choice for anyone wanting a lower-maintenance style.

Color Correction: Coloring hair is all about chemistry and color theory. When color does not turn out as expected, it is typically because of a combination of using the wrong chemical processes and the wrong colors on the hair. More often than not, the root cause of a color tragedy points in the direction of a box color, or at-home color or lightener application. Color correcting is the troubleshooting process to figure out the chemical steps needed, and colors that have to be removed or added to your hair in order to bring it back to beautiful. Your stylist will first evaluate the condition of your hair, and then determine the best approach to achieve the look you want.

Highlights, lowlights, balayage, and color correction are just some of the specialty coloring service Voga Salon offers. Even if you’re not exactly sure which type of service will achieve the look you want, come and consult with us & we will help decide. We want you to enjoy the experience and love the results every time you visit.

You can find us at 13357 West 135th in Overland Park or give us a call on 913.685.1832. If you want to make your own appointment instantly, use our convenient mobile app. Download it for free on iTunes or Google Play.



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