How to Choose the Most Flattering Coloring Technique for Your Hair

Popular Coloring Techniques

Balayage Technique

Ever wondered which hair coloring technique would truly look best on you but all of the options of today seem overwhelming? It seems like every hour a new color, style, or process is discovered and obsessed over, just as your learning about the one popularized before it! Fortunately, we’ve laid out some of the best to help you understand exactly what each technique does and if it will work for you.

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

Popular Coloring Techniques

Highlights Technique

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

Popular Coloring Techniques

Babylights Technique

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

Popular Coloring Techniques

Lowlights Technique

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

Popular Coloring Techniques

Ombre Technique

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

Popular Coloring Techniques

Sombre Technique

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

Popular Coloring Techniques

Dip Dye Technique

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

Popular Coloring Techniques

Tie Dye Technique

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

Popular Coloring Techniques

Frosting Technique

Still a bit torn on which technique is for you? We’ve got them all laid out so the only question you’ll be left with is where to wear your new hair first!

Ah, the beloved technique for the low maintenance gal! Balayage has been around for a minute but refuses to go anywhere — thanks to its versatility and beautiful effect. It can be applied on any hair color or type but looks especially great if you’re a brunette or dirty blonde looking to incorporate warmer highlights in your hair without any stark contrast between colors. To use this technique, color is swept through small triangle sections of hair to give your mane a natural look and make the transition almost seamless.

If you are looking to take your hair from dark to light, this coloring technique may be your best bet. Highlights are mostly done in a foil form with a sequence of one or more colours, which means it allows you to get higher contrast. At the same time highlights give you a more consistent and formal look than free-hand painting techniques. They are perfect for women with fine hair, since they increase dimension that creates the illusion of volume.

Babylights are just like regular highlights, but are more delicate and spaced much closer together in order to look natural and subtle. The highlights are so fine that there is no line of demarcation at the root where the color grows out. Because babylights mimic natural hair, any color or hair type will work with this technique. However, if you’re someone who hates spending too much time in the salon, babylights might not be for you. All that precious attention to detail has to have a cost somewhere!

Just as highlights involve lightening parts of your hair several shades brighter than your original color, lowlights add a darker depth that brings out shadow rather than light. Every woman who has a beautiful natural base color (except super black hues) is a good candidate for lowlights. This technique works best on curly or thin, less full-bodied locks, as it offers the illusion of volume. Short-haired gals should steer clear of this technique, however, to avoid dark patches that look too stark and awkward.

This is another tried and true technique that is not only easy to wear but works on virtually every hair color and type. Ombre means “shaded” in French, and that is the perfect way to describe this popular style. The look works best on longer strands, as it gives enough room for the color to gradually melt from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips. However, if you appreciate a more subtle and low-maintenance look then you may go for ombre’s close relative…

The Sombre look is all about a softer version of Ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and colour is more seamlessly melted together. This technique involves just a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural color at the root. The look is definitely for the low-maintenance, natural girl, like babylights. Sombre can also work on any hair color and type and is for someone looking to make a more subtle statement.

The nice part about dip dyeing is that it allows you to add a touch of unique hue to the ends without changing the entire color of your hair. I always think of early 2000’s Christina Aguilera’s red hot ends when this technique comes to mind, but you don’t have to choose a bold color like bright red or electric blue. Pretty pastels will create a flattering and more subtle transition. Because the hair surrounding your face remains as it was before, virtually anyone can pull it off.

Tie Dyed hair is not for the average beauty. The technique is just what you imagine; spiraling vibrant colors in to your original hair color. If you’re more bold than bashful this technique is for you! To start this process, first bleach your hair to strip it of color to later absorb the brighter hues. Next, you’ll divide hair into small sections and tie off with bands down the length of each section, evenly spaced. The most important part of the process involves painting shades of dye in each section and blending the color.

Finally, a perfect option for shorter ‘dos! Unlike ombre or sombre, frosting hair involving bleaching or lightening hair several shades brighter than its original color only at the tips of the hair. This look is ideal if you have a choppy haircut. Frosting the ends of hair adds dimension and a bit of interest to an otherwise monotone color job. Keep in mind, with this technique you can cause damage and breakage to your ends, so leave this color process to the professionals.

The Best Products for Color Treated Hair

Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo

If you’re looking to keep brassy color out of your hair, whether you’ve gone blonde or a rich shade of brown, look no further than Shimmer Lights by Clairol. The upside is it’s unbelievable price per quality. The only con most beauty buffs can conjure on this one is the way it leaves hair a bit dried out. Also, don’t use a purple shampoo/toner every day. Doing so will not only dry out hair but will make new hair growth that much more obvious at the roots as your ends will be a brilliant blonde or light color and the roots will contrast rather darkly. Always have one more shampoo for highlights and colored hair that may be used on a daily basis.

A more luxe option for color treated hair is the Bain Chromatique Riche shampoo by Kerastase. The highly rated shampoo is as great on thick, coarse hair as it is on fine, thin hair. It polishes the hair fiber and protects hair from UV exposure all while maintaining the vibrancy needed for color treated hair. Keratase remains of one the best names in the hair game.

Vitruvian’s Beauty Advanced Repair Treatment is the ultimate triple threat for color treated hair. This miracle product acts as a leave-in conditioner, detangler, and split end repair treatment. It provides UV protection and is sulfate and paraben free to top it all off! Some people have complained of a feeling of build-up left behind in hair, but it’s important to apply liberally to damp hair.

With 4.5 stars on Amazon and rave reviews across the Internet, Arvazallia’s Rejuvenating Hair Mask is not only affordable but its essential oils provide much needed moisture for hair treated by color and highlights. If you have any sensitivity to fragrance, you may need to steer clear of this option (check out the home remedy section of this article for a safer alternative).

One of the most reliable products on the market for color treated locks is Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner. Sans harsh sulfates, this set is not exactly cheap, but the quality is worth its price. Women with brilliant blonde to bright copper and even lilac all agree that this line does an incredible job at helping hair maintain its color. There is still some fade, thanks to old fashioned time, but on the whole this line is pretty fantastic.

As you can see, hair coloring techniques aren’t so complicated once you break them down. Whether you want a subtle and natural sombre or a crazy tie-dyed mane, there is a technique out there for you. Moreover, once dye comes into play, your beauty routine is no longer just about sustaining healthy strands. With proper care you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant.

The Best Products for Color Treated Hair

Kerastase Chromatique Shampoo

If you’re looking to keep brassy color out of your hair, whether you’ve gone blonde or a rich shade of brown, look no further than Shimmer Lights by Clairol. The upside is it’s unbelievable price per quality. The only con most beauty buffs can conjure on this one is the way it leaves hair a bit dried out. Also, don’t use a purple shampoo/toner every day. Doing so will not only dry out hair but will make new hair growth that much more obvious at the roots as your ends will be a brilliant blonde or light color and the roots will contrast rather darkly. Always have one more shampoo for highlights and colored hair that may be used on a daily basis.

A more luxe option for color treated hair is the Bain Chromatique Riche shampoo by Kerastase. The highly rated shampoo is as great on thick, coarse hair as it is on fine, thin hair. It polishes the hair fiber and protects hair from UV exposure all while maintaining the vibrancy needed for color treated hair. Keratase remains of one the best names in the hair game.

Vitruvian’s Beauty Advanced Repair Treatment is the ultimate triple threat for color treated hair. This miracle product acts as a leave-in conditioner, detangler, and split end repair treatment. It provides UV protection and is sulfate and paraben free to top it all off! Some people have complained of a feeling of build-up left behind in hair, but it’s important to apply liberally to damp hair.

With 4.5 stars on Amazon and rave reviews across the Internet, Arvazallia’s Rejuvenating Hair Mask is not only affordable but its essential oils provide much needed moisture for hair treated by color and highlights. If you have any sensitivity to fragrance, you may need to steer clear of this option (check out the home remedy section of this article for a safer alternative).

One of the most reliable products on the market for color treated locks is Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner. Sans harsh sulfates, this set is not exactly cheap, but the quality is worth its price. Women with brilliant blonde to bright copper and even lilac all agree that this line does an incredible job at helping hair maintain its color. There is still some fade, thanks to old fashioned time, but on the whole this line is pretty fantastic.

As you can see, hair coloring techniques aren’t so complicated once you break them down. Whether you want a subtle and natural sombre or a crazy tie-dyed mane, there is a technique out there for you. Moreover, once dye comes into play, your beauty routine is no longer just about sustaining healthy strands. With proper care you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant.

The Best Products for Color Treated Hair

Vitruvian Repair Treatment

If you’re looking to keep brassy color out of your hair, whether you’ve gone blonde or a rich shade of brown, look no further than Shimmer Lights by Clairol. The upside is it’s unbelievable price per quality. The only con most beauty buffs can conjure on this one is the way it leaves hair a bit dried out. Also, don’t use a purple shampoo/toner every day. Doing so will not only dry out hair but will make new hair growth that much more obvious at the roots as your ends will be a brilliant blonde or light color and the roots will contrast rather darkly. Always have one more shampoo for highlights and colored hair that may be used on a daily basis.

A more luxe option for color treated hair is the Bain Chromatique Riche shampoo by Kerastase. The highly rated shampoo is as great on thick, coarse hair as it is on fine, thin hair. It polishes the hair fiber and protects hair from UV exposure all while maintaining the vibrancy needed for color treated hair. Keratase remains of one the best names in the hair game.

Vitruvian’s Beauty Advanced Repair Treatment is the ultimate triple threat for color treated hair. This miracle product acts as a leave-in conditioner, detangler, and split end repair treatment. It provides UV protection and is sulfate and paraben free to top it all off! Some people have complained of a feeling of build-up left behind in hair, but it’s important to apply liberally to damp hair.

With 4.5 stars on Amazon and rave reviews across the Internet, Arvazallia’s Rejuvenating Hair Mask is not only affordable but its essential oils provide much needed moisture for hair treated by color and highlights. If you have any sensitivity to fragrance, you may need to steer clear of this option (check out the home remedy section of this article for a safer alternative).

One of the most reliable products on the market for color treated locks is Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner. Sans harsh sulfates, this set is not exactly cheap, but the quality is worth its price. Women with brilliant blonde to bright copper and even lilac all agree that this line does an incredible job at helping hair maintain its color. There is still some fade, thanks to old fashioned time, but on the whole this line is pretty fantastic.

As you can see, hair coloring techniques aren’t so complicated once you break them down. Whether you want a subtle and natural sombre or a crazy tie-dyed mane, there is a technique out there for you. Moreover, once dye comes into play, your beauty routine is no longer just about sustaining healthy strands. With proper care you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant.

The Best Products for Color Treated Hair

Arvazilla Hair Mask

If you’re looking to keep brassy color out of your hair, whether you’ve gone blonde or a rich shade of brown, look no further than Shimmer Lights by Clairol. The upside is it’s unbelievable price per quality. The only con most beauty buffs can conjure on this one is the way it leaves hair a bit dried out. Also, don’t use a purple shampoo/toner every day. Doing so will not only dry out hair but will make new hair growth that much more obvious at the roots as your ends will be a brilliant blonde or light color and the roots will contrast rather darkly. Always have one more shampoo for highlights and colored hair that may be used on a daily basis.

A more luxe option for color treated hair is the Bain Chromatique Riche shampoo by Kerastase. The highly rated shampoo is as great on thick, coarse hair as it is on fine, thin hair. It polishes the hair fiber and protects hair from UV exposure all while maintaining the vibrancy needed for color treated hair. Keratase remains of one the best names in the hair game.

Vitruvian’s Beauty Advanced Repair Treatment is the ultimate triple threat for color treated hair. This miracle product acts as a leave-in conditioner, detangler, and split end repair treatment. It provides UV protection and is sulfate and paraben free to top it all off! Some people have complained of a feeling of build-up left behind in hair, but it’s important to apply liberally to damp hair.

With 4.5 stars on Amazon and rave reviews across the Internet, Arvazallia’s Rejuvenating Hair Mask is not only affordable but its essential oils provide much needed moisture for hair treated by color and highlights. If you have any sensitivity to fragrance, you may need to steer clear of this option (check out the home remedy section of this article for a safer alternative).

One of the most reliable products on the market for color treated locks is Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner. Sans harsh sulfates, this set is not exactly cheap, but the quality is worth its price. Women with brilliant blonde to bright copper and even lilac all agree that this line does an incredible job at helping hair maintain its color. There is still some fade, thanks to old fashioned time, but on the whole this line is pretty fantastic.

As you can see, hair coloring techniques aren’t so complicated once you break them down. Whether you want a subtle and natural sombre or a crazy tie-dyed mane, there is a technique out there for you. Moreover, once dye comes into play, your beauty routine is no longer just about sustaining healthy strands. With proper care you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant.

The Best Products for Color Treated Hair

Redken Duo Set

If you’re looking to keep brassy color out of your hair, whether you’ve gone blonde or a rich shade of brown, look no further than Shimmer Lights by Clairol. The upside is it’s unbelievable price per quality. The only con most beauty buffs can conjure on this one is the way it leaves hair a bit dried out. Also, don’t use a purple shampoo/toner every day. Doing so will not only dry out hair but will make new hair growth that much more obvious at the roots as your ends will be a brilliant blonde or light color and the roots will contrast rather darkly. Always have one more shampoo for highlights and colored hair that may be used on a daily basis.

A more luxe option for color treated hair is the Bain Chromatique Riche shampoo by Kerastase. The highly rated shampoo is as great on thick, coarse hair as it is on fine, thin hair. It polishes the hair fiber and protects hair from UV exposure all while maintaining the vibrancy needed for color treated hair. Keratase remains of one the best names in the hair game.

Vitruvian’s Beauty Advanced Repair Treatment is the ultimate triple threat for color treated hair. This miracle product acts as a leave-in conditioner, detangler, and split end repair treatment. It provides UV protection and is sulfate and paraben free to top it all off! Some people have complained of a feeling of build-up left behind in hair, but it’s important to apply liberally to damp hair.

With 4.5 stars on Amazon and rave reviews across the Internet, Arvazallia’s Rejuvenating Hair Mask is not only affordable but its essential oils provide much needed moisture for hair treated by color and highlights. If you have any sensitivity to fragrance, you may need to steer clear of this option (check out the home remedy section of this article for a safer alternative).

One of the most reliable products on the market for color treated locks is Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner. Sans harsh sulfates, this set is not exactly cheap, but the quality is worth its price. Women with brilliant blonde to bright copper and even lilac all agree that this line does an incredible job at helping hair maintain its color. There is still some fade, thanks to old fashioned time, but on the whole this line is pretty fantastic.

As you can see, hair coloring techniques aren’t so complicated once you break them down. Whether you want a subtle and natural sombre or a crazy tie-dyed mane, there is a technique out there for you. Moreover, once dye comes into play, your beauty routine is no longer just about sustaining healthy strands. With proper care you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant.