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SINGLE PROCESS

is a simple method of using coating or penetrating tints on all of the hair, while using one of the above mentioned color types: temporary, semi-permanent or permanent colors, to achieve a solid color look. If you never colored your hair, you must use the virgin hair coloring technique . If you previously colored your hair, you must use previously colored hair technique (see "how-to" Color Application page).

DOUBLE PROCESS

is a time consuming method of using two-step coloring. A hairdresser/colorist has to perform:

  1. EITHER a single process all over the hair on virgin hair OR just the re-growth area on an already processed hair using the lightener (also called bleach usually mixed with 20 vol. Peroxide)
  2. then applies the toner (usually mixed with 5-10 vol. Peroxide)

HIGH-LIGHTS

may be a time consuming method using:

  • foils (the most accurate, but tedious and time consuming technique)
  • cap - I am usually against use of this technique, because I feel that a colorist is not completely in a control over pulling out hair (unlike working with foils) - once it's out it cannot be put back, unless a colorist starts all over again. Plus it may be a painful experience being occasionally poked by a hook or taking a cap off. The only time I would use this technique would be if client wants to have her/his hair highlighted, but is allergic to color
  • free hand painting, using different sizes of brushes, combs etc. - also called balyage

A haircolorist wants to achieve a dimensional look of the hair aiming for a "natural look". This technique is to enhance or change hair color less dramatically then single or double process. Client's desire is to have hair looking hi-lighted just like the sun would do it. After a consultation with a client, when both sides determine what colors a hair should reflect, a colorist may use a permanent tint, hi-lift tint or a lightener. He/she will apply a chosen tint on a thin strand of hair and wrap it inside a foil. He/she may also use a semipermanent tint, that is usually applied in between foils for toning down or covering the gray hair.

LOW-LIGHTS

Low lights may be applied with the techniques mentioned above. They are usually used for toning down an over lightened hair, growing out the hi-lighted hair, etc. I've used this method on men while camouflaging their gray hair, that means they still had their gray hair, but not as much of it.

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