Previously, we talked about hair dyeing, but simply, what it consisted of and the types of dyes that existed, their ingredients, and the duration of each one.
But color works are not rigid. Within this path, there are types of techniques that not only change the natural or uniform base color that we may have. But can give it gradient tones, some lighter than others, dark roots, and tips in another tone or color.
For this reason, today, we will talk about those color jobs that give our hair another look. And make it feel trendy and very top.
Baby light highlights
It is a type of work still in trend since it brings naturalness to the hair.
It brings out very fine highlights from the root and lightens between 2 and 3 shades of the base color.
You can apply bleach and get the desired color or tone.
Or, if it is the case with natural hair (without any prior coloring), use dye and avoid damaging the hair and have a more natural result.
It is a French technique whose translation means: sweeping.
It is practiced using a brush to apply dye freely.
To achieve a gradient in the color of the hair that starts from the root to the tip.
It is a type of work for mainly dark hair, such as brown and copper tones.
And it consists of making a mix of colors between a light blonde, golden, with brown in lighter shades.
Also, leaving the upper part of the root in its natural color.
In translation from French, ombré means shadows.
It is also a type of gradient in that the highlights leave the root with a subtle lightening.
Intensifying when they reach the ends and thus creating a shadow effect with light and movement.
This technique consists of growing the hair at its roots and middle part and bleaching the ends that are not creped.
So that the result is very natural bleaching, even in subtle or not so drastic tones.
This technique is not recommended if you have fine hair, as it could break more easily between creping and bleaching.
It is about making very, very fine micro highlights (almost threads) that cover the entire length of the hair.
And applying a golden blonde tone to give light to the face and add shine to the hair.
To have an overall natural look.
You should try not to lighten more than 3 tones. Since you would lose the natural style that you are supposed to have.
Try to bleach the hair as much as possible to apply orange or peach tones.
Inspired by California surfers (hence its name), this technique is based on having the ends lighter than the rest of the hair.
It is usually achieved by bleaching the hair from the middle down and applying a blonde, gold, or similar shade.
Depending on your taste and skin tone.
It is a degraded style and seeks to give light to the hair and create contrast between roots and ends.
It is a technique that seeks to merge the color of the hair with the tone that you will get from the bleaching.
This technique consists of a progressive lightening and blurring towards the ends without being able to define the highlight as such.
It is another type of gradient but more subtle.
You mix intense reddish and copper tones, contrasting the hair with both.
The technique to use is one where one tone does not mix with the other during the work. So, you can use plastic or aluminum foil to separate the strands.
Remember those thick locks across the front of the face, very fashionable in the 90s?
Well, they are back. However, the coloration is intended to contrast the color of the hair.
So that the effect is more natural and not as dramatic as it was previously.
It is practiced with aluminum or other paper, bleaching until the desired tone is obtained. And subsequently nuanced to give a more natural finish.
It is a coloring technique based on the shape of the face. Therefore, there is no rule to apply to it.
Depending on what we want to achieve, the hair will be bleached more or less, especially in the frontal area.
Or in the hair that marks the face and the tones to be applied later.
The idea is to create a play of light and shadow around the face.
Trending shades for 2022
Although these techniques are not based on uniform color, these will be the trends to use in the different color jobs during 2022.
Belonging to the chestnut family but with reddish highlights.
This beautiful color will give light to your hair, enhance your color if your base is dark, and illuminate your face if you are a brunette.
With the trend of techniques such as Bronde, chestnuts take center stage to be applied in highlights.
Since the norm was that these jobs tended to be dominated by blondes.
With this inclusion, many options are opened up for brunettes to achieve a look suitable for their skin tones.
The tone that never goes out of style and that will continue to be in trend in this 2022 (and many more years) is blonde.
In all its different shades, especially gold and copper, favorites of colorists.
Yes, the year’s trend color mixes blue, red, and violet. We will also see it in the hair of those who are riskier and more eccentric.
People who want to obtain a totally different and very fashionable look.
With this guide, you can choose which technique is the most suitable for you and your hair.
But whenever you have doubts, consult your trusted stylist and get that perfect look. Something that goes with your style, skin color, and, above all, personality.