Haircolor Techniques

Perfect your Ombre technique and get hot tips on how to create a seamless transition and a symmetrical placement throughout the entire head.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOUR OMBRE

The word ombre can be translated as “shadow” or “shade.” It describes the transition from one light colour to another darker colour.
Ombre results can be subtle or dramatic, depending on the haircolour choices and placement.
Use a small guide to create a seamless transition and symmetrical results throughout the entire head.
Utilize a foil board for support during the application
Learn how to combine two different tones of haircolour to create a third new tone with Redken's exclusive Blur technique and Blur Brush.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOUR: BLUR

Redken’s exclusive Blur Brush lets you combine two different tones of haircolour to create a third, new tone.
There are 4 applications: horizontal, vertical, diagonal and Luxe Blur or checkerboard.
You can use any variation of these to create customized blurred haircolour results.
Place haircolour near the Zone 1 area first then skip a space, leaving the area dry. Apply a second shade to the ends of the section. Use the blur brush to merge the two colours together.
Vary the size of the sections and placement to create various blurred patterns.
For clients seeking natural-looking haircolor, balayage is often the best choice. Clients are always looking to add brightness around their face, customized to their skin tone. We'll show you how to do it.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOUR FACE FRAME BALAYAGE

The term balayage is a French word meaning “to sweep.” It describes a highlighting method of painting the hair for customized results.
Balayage gives natural looking haircolour, with softer, less noticeable regrowth. 
The Face Frame application is a quick technique that places lighter strands just around the face.
For perfect balayage application, the hair is left dry underneath the section toward the scalp area, while the formula is concentrated on the edges of the section.
The direction your triangle is pointing will affect the end result.
Looking for those natural, sun-kissed highlights that seem to float on the hair's surface? Your clients are asking for it, and we’ll show you how to do it.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOUR: SURFACE BALAYAGE

The term balayage is a French word meaning “to sweep.” It describes a highlighting method of painting the hair for customized results.
Balayage gives natural looking haircolour, with softer, less noticeable regrowth. 
The Surface Balayage application can be used with either the Classic or Modern application technique.
Surface Balayage creates light, sun-kissed strands around the top, crown and sides.
For perfect balayage application, the hair is left dry underneath the section toward the scalp area, while the formula is concentrated on the edges of the section.
The direction your triangle is pointing will affect the end result.
Learn how to do the fun, new modern variation of balayage. This method takes away the mystique and gives you confidence with guaranteed results.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOUR: MODERN BALAYAGE

The term balayage is a French word meaning “to sweep.” It describes a highlighting method of painting the hair for customized results.
Balayage gives natural looking haircolour, with softer, less noticeable regrowth.
During a Modern Balayage application, the hair is sectioned into triangles, elevated at a 45 degree angle and painted. Cotton is placed underneath the strand. The hair is directed toward a mesh-covered bun and wrapped gently around to secure into place.
For perfect balayage application, the hair is left dry underneath the section toward the scalp area, while the formula is concentrated on the edges of the section.
The direction your triangle is pointing will affect the end result.
Balayage gives natural looking haircolour with softer, less noticeable regrowth. See how to perform a Classic Balayage with step-by-step application tips including precise sectioning, selecting strands and the actual painting to create a perfect application with repeatable results.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOUR: CLASSIC BALAYAGE

The term balayage is a French word meaning “to sweep.” It describes a highlighting method of painting the hair for customized results.
Balayage gives natural looking haircolour, with softer, less noticeable regrowth.
During a Classic Balayage application, the hair is sectioned into triangles, elevated at a 45 degree angle and painted. Cotton is placed underneath the strand.
For perfect balayage application, the hair is left dry underneath the section toward the scalp area, while the formula is concentrated on the edges of the section.
The direction your triangle is pointing will affect the end result.