Hair Colour Terminology

Hair Colouring Techniques Explained at House Of Colour Hair Salons, Dublin

Finding a hair colour that really suits you can give you a massive boost in confidence and a spring in your step! At House Of Colour Hair Salons in Dublin City Centre, we can help you find a colouring technique that is perfect for you.

It can feel rather confusing and a bit daunting when booking your hair appointment. What should you ask for? What do all the different terms on the service list mean? In this article, we’ve got answers to all the questions you wanted to ask, so you’re all set for an enjoyable visit. Read on to learn all the latest hairdressing lingo with our hair colour 101 guide...

Simply book an online hair consultation so we can chat about your hair likes and dislikes, assess your hair type and condition, and recommend some great looks to suit your sense of style perfectly.

Please note: Allergic reactions to hair dye are rare, but they can happen, so it’s important that you follow our guidelines and have an allergy alert test before your colour service. At least 48 hours before your appointment.

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Which Colouring Technique Is Right For Me?

If it’s your first time getting your hair coloured, or you want to transform your hair with the latest top trending shade, we can help. 

If you have a picture of the colour, you’d like us to create, then please show your House Of Colour Stylist at your consultation. This will enable us to gain a better understanding of the look you want. Rest assured we will talk jargon free and carefully explain each of the different looks available.

Stuck for hair colour ideas & inspo? Check out our Instagram page which is filled with lots of fun & creative hairstyling ideas.

 Hair Colour Terminology 

Colour Melt - Varying shades of colour are overlapped from roots to tips to give the appearance that they have been melted into one another.

Root Stretch Balayage - Your natural root colour is ‘stretched’ for a low maintenance balayage look.

Foilayage - Similar to balayage but more subtle. Very fine highlights are added throughout the hair, often in a lighter shade.

Ombré - When one hair colour is blended into another from roots to tips. It can be a fashion colour or natural blonde, red or brunette shade.

Re-Growth Application - When only the new hair colour growth from your scalp is coloured.

Balayage -  Gives your hair a subtle, sun-kissed, natural finish. The effect of balayage is less obvious than traditional foil highlights, with a much less noticeable root regrowth. 

Toners - Often added after a hair lightening service to to blend and even out unwanted warm or brassy tones or as a colour refresher.

Hair Colour Glosses - Adds a glossy shine to natural & artificial hair colours.

Highlights - When selected starnds of hair are weaved and placed into a foil for a multi dimensial look.

Lowlights - Darker hair colours than your natural base shade.

BabyLights - Delicate highlights that are often added around the front hairline to minic those natural sun kissed tones children often have.

Bleach -  Used to lighten hair and strip the natural pigment. Another colour is often placed over the top. 

Foils - Hair is wrapped in foil during highlighting services to aid development of colour. 

Bronde - A hair colour that sits inbetween brown and blonde.

Contrast Colours - Varying shades and depths of colour are used to create a more obvious & dramtaic contrast of hair colour.

Temporary Hair Colour – A temporary hair dye which will wash out completley over a few shampoos. You can only go darker with temporary hair colour. If you want to lighten your hair, you will need to use a semi-permanent or permanent dye.

Semi-Permanent Hair Colour – Semi colours sit inbetween a temporary and permanent hair colour. It washes out after around 20 weeks. 

Permanent Hair Colour – Permanent hair dye deposits the hair colour deeper within each hair strand so your colour will be permanent. As a result, your roots will need re-touching.

Who Are The Expert Hair Colourists Near Me In Dublin City Centre?

Visit the hair colour experts in Dublin for a truly show-stopping hair colour that really packs a punch and reflects your personality perfectly! Book in with your dublin salon using the links below.