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We collect the fashion color techniques that triumph in hairdressing salons. A dictionary for stylists where each technique is defined.

Babylights: this type of highlighting seeks a general coloring of the hair, but with a natural finish, so they usually mix more than two tones. The natural color is used to simulate highlights in a homogeneous way and not localized and marked, as in ombré hair coloring.

Balayage: is a freehand coloring technique in which highlights are applied directly to the hair with a brush, without aluminum foil. It allows a natural and integrated finish in the mane, which also does not require as much maintenance as traditional highlights.

Bronde: is a variant of balayage that consists of a hybrid coloring between brown and blonde that can result in a wide range of intermediate shades. Depending on the natural color of each woman, it is possible to obtain a gold bronde, a copper bronde, a hazelnut bronde, a strawberry bronde or even an ashy bronde.

Californian: this type of highlights tries to fake and exaggerate the discoloration that the sun produces in the hair, lightening the ends of the hair, so that a great contrast is produced with respect to the root. On blond hair they are done in the form of a gradient, while on dark hair they are more pronounced.

Diffuser: is a natural product that allows a subtle bleaching that aims to mimic the effects of the sun on the hair after the summer. Its great advantage is that it does not damage the internal structure of the hair and leaves hair shiny and beautiful. However, its effect is less long-lasting.

3D effect: three-dimensional effect resulting in the hair from the use of three different colors, a style that guarantees depth, texture and volume. To ensure the result, dyes are applied in light, medium and dark tones, resulting in blurred locks from the root. These are worked in layers with dyes and in fragmented parts of the hair. The method can be applied on the whole mane as it highlights the layered hair even more.

Granny hair: gray hair is the most sought after trend among young women. It has several adaptations and has been worn by Rihanna and Kate Moss. The gray color is achieved from pastel shades, although there are several techniques to achieve it. With this color, the face is illuminated and the look is highlighted. Although it is easier to achieve on lighter hair, as it does not require bleaching.

Hair Contouring: highlights that are applied with a freehand brush with the help of a palette, in the same way as painters do. The contours of the hair are highlighted, playing with up to four different colors to the natural base of the hair, creating lights and shadows in harmony with the face.

Reverse highlights: also known as darkening, a technique of dyeing hair strands darker than the natural color.

Ombré: this is a coloring that is applied with a gradient effect, achieving harmony between various shades. Unlike Californian highlights, the transitions between shades are much more progressive and natural. They can be done from light to dark and vice versa. There is also a trend towards rainbow colorations, with gradients in blue, green, pink, lilac, etc.

Patch or double patch: These are a type of highlights that are applied with a comb from parts of the hair. They provide a more natural and integrated effect in the mane. Unlike other highlights, they give texture and even volume to the hair. Double patch highlights combine two colors.

Pink blonde: is a type of blonde-based coloring with pink highlights. It is ideal for women with very blonde or bleached hair who want to give a more innovative look.

Sun kissed: refers to the lightening caused by the sun on the hair. It can be achieved in many ways: with a sun diffuser, balayage highlights, babylights, etc.

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