Visiting a salon for the first time may be a daunting experience, especially when it comes to colour. With over 28% of women having their hair coloured more than they have it cut and 1 in 6 unable to identify their natural hair colour as they have been dying it for so long, technical has a huge part to play in your Glitterati salon experience.
"Is colouring my hair going to cause it more harm than good?"
"Is it possible to achieve the colour I love and keep my length?"
"How long will it take me to go back to blonde, do i have to use bleach?"
"Help I have grey but don’t want to have dry frizzy hair?"
Are just a few of the questions the technical team are faced with on a daily basis? Hair Colour has held a bad reputation for causing damage to your hair over the years, there is no denying that colour when used incorrectly can put your hair through it's paces and even leave it a little worse for wear the other side.
Things have moved on! New technology has been discovered and like any phone, laptop or television hair colour is constantly improving, as are our skills and knowledge in our innovative technical department.
Here at Glitterati we pride ourselves on offering all our clients a complete ammonia free colour service!
What does that actually mean "ammonia free" and dose it actually benefit me?
The main purpose of ammonia in hair colour was its ability to raise the ph level of the hair and so sufficiently open the cuticle allowing the colour to enter the cortex of the hair. When mixed with pro oxide the ammonia neutralises the pigments to a greater degree, which in turn has negative side effects on the hair.
1) When the hair is swelling quickly to enable the colour to reach the cortex, a large amount of protein and moisture are lost. This is how the damage is caused when using ammonia in colour.
2) The PH of the hair is raised to such a high level by the ammonia, it is impossible for it to return to its previous state. Therefore the cuticle remains open, resulting in continued moisture and protein loss and rapid colour fade.
3) As the cuticle will remain open, the colour pigment must remain as high as possible in the product, resulting in dense, lifeless and flat hair colour.
Fear not! The next generation of hair colour is here! Colour that not only eliminates the usage of ammonia and its damaging effect to the hair but actually offers an incredible range of benefits, fortifying every strand with amazing colour results!
Welcome to the world of Redken Colour at Glitterati
Top 5 reasons why you will love Redken colour
1. 2X FORTIFIED HAIR*
Breakthrough formula features protein extracts that penetrate deep into every strand, leaving hair 2X fortified vs. uncolored hair.
2. ZERO AMMONIA, ZERO ODOR
Say goodbye to that typical salon haircolor smell. The revolutionary Zero Ammonia formula means no odor, no discomfort—just amazing color.
3. 100% COVERAGE
Your stylist can cover gray flawlessly while leaving hair shiny, conditioned and fortified.
4. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL, 4D COLOR RESULTS
Hair is infused with long-lasting color that’s radiant and multi-dimensional—never dull or flat.
5. UNLIMITED COLOR POSSIBILITIES
Chromatics features an incredible range of shades including brilliant brunettes, vibrant reds and beautiful blondes, so your stylist can custom blend a Chromatics color that’s perfect for you.
At Glitterati we love to refer to our glossing service as "a treatment disguising itself as a hair colour" due to the high shine, noticeable softness and long lasting results it has on the hair.
We fell in love with Redken hair colour immediately after using it and have never looked back since, we urge all of you who are feeling a little dull and lifeless to come for a complimentary consultation with any of our colour technicians and begin your journey to beautiful hair colour today...
Here are a few little tips from Redken to understanding the hair lingo at your consultation...
Basecolor: Color applied at the root area or all-over before a dimensional/creative color technique is done.
Contrast: Contrast is a value applied to highlights. High-contrast highlights are much lighter than the surrounding hair and provide a dramatic look. Lower contrast highlights result in a more natural look.
Cool: Cool is a tonal value that can apply to blonde, brunette, and red shades. A color is said to have “cool tones” if it tends toward blue, violet or green. Cool colors include platinum blondes, ash browns, and plum reds.
Coverage: Coverage is a measure of a haircolor’s ability to cover gray. Some haircolor formulations are too transparent to effectively cover gray hair. Redken Color Gels Permanent Conditioning Haircolor provides exceptional gray coverage with resistance to fading.
Dimension: Dimension is a function of the range of tones in your hair. A head of hair that is all one color is said to be “flat” or lacking dimension. Your stylist can add dimension to your hair with highlights or lowlights.
Double-process: A double-process color refers to anytime two color services are done in one visit. Generally this is done by doing the first color service, washing and drying the hair, then doing the second color. This can include lightening the hair then applying a toner, or doing a permanent color followed by a glaze.
Express Highlights: Express Highlights are done by applying a small amount of foils or painted-on pieces, usually focused on framing the face.
Glaze: Glazes involve using a demi-permanent color to enhance, enrich, change, match, tone down or intensify natural or color-treated hair while harmonizing contrast.
Hair Painting: Hair Painting, also known as balayage, is the process of free-handing or sweeping hair color, lightener or toner downwards in soft strokes directly on the surface of the desired section. This method is used to create dimension with a natural, softer look.
Highlights: Highlighting hair means isolating select strands in the hair and treating them with a haircolor or lightener to make them lighter than their base/natural color. Highlights can add dimension by contrasting with the rest of the hair and are created with foils, a cap or special combs or brushes used for “painting on” the color.
Lift: Lift is the chemical process of lightening the color of the hair. Different haircolor formulations have different lifting abilities.
Lowlights: Lowlights are created by using color with foils, caps, or painted on to darken specific pieces and create dimension. Generally low lights will be 2-3 levels darker than your basecolor and slightly warmer. This can be used for a more natural look or create accents within the hair.
Rebalancing; Rebalancing is the process of bringing the hair back into balance, and can be created with the combination of highlights and lowlights, and/or glazes.
Single-process: A single process refers to any color service that is done in one step. This can be using a permanent color that lifts and deposits, a glaze, highlights/lowlights without toning, or a creative color service with only one process.
Texture: Texture, as defined by the diameter of an individual hair strand, is generally described as fine, medium, or coarse. Your stylist will factor in your hair’s texture when determining your best color formulation.
Trend Pastel: Trend Pastel refers to the softened, lightened hues of colors such as red, purple, green, orange, yellow, or blue. Pastel tones of color are meant as colorants and toning shades, and are best achieved when applied to very pale blonde hair to create for example pink, lavender, mint green tones.
Tone: Tone, in haircoloring, is the term used to describe a specific color—”golden” blonde, “coppery” red, “ash” brown. Colors are divided into warm tones and cool tones.
Warm: Warm is a tonal value that can apply to blonde, brunette, and red shades. A color is said to have “warm tones” if it tends toward yellow, orange or red. Warm colors include golden blondes, auburn brunettes, and coppery
We look forward to seeing you soon Glitterati Team x