Glossary - Antonio Salon | Best Hair Salon in Seattle. Washington


Foil highlights. Foils are used to create traditional highlights throughout your hair. After each strand is coated in bleach, it’s then wrapped in a sheet of foil. This process helps to separate each highlight for a more uniform look and speeds up the lightening process by trapping heat. Foil highlights typically go from the root down to the end of each strand. The grow out is more noticeable and requires high maintenance.

Balayage. Balayage, creates a more natural look. The process involves hand painting strands of your hair for a seamless, sun-kissed head of highlights. Balayage highlights typically feature a lived-in root, making the look low-maintenance.

Foilayage. Foilayage, is a combination of foils and balayage. The process involves hand painting highlights throughout your hair before wrapping each in a sheet of foil. This combines the natural look of balayage with the sped-up process of foils. This technique is particularly good for lightening darker hair or for clients who want bright, dimensional highlights.

Root Shadow. Root shadow, also called root shading, stretching or color melting, is a low maintenance hair technique in which a darker shade is applied directly to the roots giving a soft, seamless contrast. It’s a great way to refresh your look, giving your hair color depth and dimension.

Single Process. Single process color is when a new color or toner is applied all over your head to create a new base color. The hair is lifted and deposited in one easy step. It’s the most common color treatment and is wonderful for covering grays and adding shine to dull hair. Keep in mind that due to root growth, all-over coloring will need to be touched up every four to eight weeks.

Special Effects. Special effects is when you want a panel or pop of color in a certain place. This section of hair may be pre lightened and then toned to reach the desired effect.

Bleach and Tone. Bleaching is used to lift the color out of your natural or artificially colored hair. This may take several applications to remove the ‘yellow’. A toner is then applied after the bleaching process to create beautiful effects from soft pastel tones to bold pure colors. A regrowth will be noticeable soon after and will need to be maintained with a regrowth application and toner.

Color Correction. Color correction is a service that corrects a previous color service which may have been done at home with a box color or in another salon where the end result wasn’t what you wanted. The two most common corrections are taking hair from really dark to lighter or from really light to darker. Both these examples take time and are quite expensive as the colorist has to spend many hours ‘lifting’, ‘filling’ and ‘depositing’ colors to reach the desired end result. Some color corrections are a lot easier than others, as some can be done in one appointment while others can take weeks to accomplish. A consultation is vital to getting the look you want.