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Hair terms can be tricky so let’s make sure we’re speaking the same hair language. Below are quick descriptions of some commonly used terms. We always welcome photos as visuals to give us the best idea of how to make your hair dreams come true. If you are unsure what it is you are looking for please do not hesitate to reach out to your stylist, we will be more than happy to help choose the best service option for you! 

 

all over color

One single shade of color is applied from scalp to ends (you may also have heard this term referred to as single process color).

all over lightener 

All over blonding service where the whole head of hair is lightened. 

color refresh and cut

The color refresh is the best option 4-6 weeks after an all over color application. In this service, one solid color will be applied to the new growth only and not the ends - includes haircut. 

color refresh and style

The color refresh is the best option 4-6 weeks after an all over color application. In this service, one solid color will be applied to the new growth only and not the ends - includes blowout and style. 

double process

Two hair color services are performed during one visit. The first color service is performed before the hair is washed and dried, then the second is performed. This is common if you are wanting to lighten the hair for a vivid color application, if you have lightened the hair then will be applying a toner, or applying permanent color followed by a glaze.

babylights

Creating a very fine version of highlights that resemble the natural look of hair that’s been kissed by the sun.

This service can be booked as a partial, half, or full highlight. 

balayage/hair painting

This is also commonly referred to as hair painting and is the process of painting hair color, lightener or toner in soft strokes directly on the surface of the desired section with a freehand application. This method is used to create dimension with a natural, soft look.

base bump/smudge

This lightens the natural hair color by using a permanent color on wet hair. This is done after highlights or between appointments as maintenance.

This service can be booked as a toner. 

base color

The hair color that is applied at the root, regrowth area, or all over the hair. This can be done on its own or before a dimensional color technique is done.

blowout style

This service includes a shampoo/condition, blow-dry and basic heat styling. Detailed iron work will be an additional charge. 

blowout style with extensions

This service includes a shampoo/condition, blow-dry and basic heat styling. Detailed iron work will be an additional charge.

brazilian blowout

Through the use of breakthrough bonding technologies, customizable smoothing treatments actually improve the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. 

bronde

This is a tone between blonde and brown; a desired look for brunettes who want to lighten their hair without taking it all the way blonde. 

This service is typically booked as a half or full highlight and toner. 

chunky highlights

A method of highlighting the hair in which the highlights are very thick and not blended.

This service can be booked as a partial, half, or full highlight.

foiling

Hair color or lightener is applied to hair that is placed in foil. The foil is then folded around the sections of hair to create highlights and/or lowlights. Highlights are small sections of hair placed in foil using color or lightener to make them lighter than the base or natural color. Highlights can add dimension by contrasting with the rest of the hair; depending on lightness and tone this can be a natural or dramatic look. Lowlights are small sections of hair placed in foil using a darker color to create blend or dimension. 

mini foil

10 foils or less typically framing the face or around the part of the hair. This is a great option for a quick refresh in between full, half, or partial foil services. 

 

partial highlights

Highlights are applied to sections of hair throughout the top most area of the head. There will be some foiling around the front hairline, part, and a few in the crown area. This would be a great option if you are needing to brighten up a bit and need more than a mini, but not a full.

 

half highlights

Highlights are applied to sections of hair throughout the top most area the head. There will be foiling around the entire front hairline, sides up to the part and in the crown area. This would be a great option if you are wanting to feel overall lighter on the top of your hair.

full highlights

Highlights are applied to sections of hair throughout the head, top and bottom.

foilayage

A combination of the technique of balayage and foil highlighting. This is a great option when wanting some blonder pieces in foils and having the blend and some brightness on the ends of the hair as well.  

This service can be booked as a partial, half, or full highlight.

glaze

A deposit-only hair color formula that provides zero lift. It does not alter the natural hair color or provide grey coverage. A glaze is commonly used to neutralize, enhance, or intensify your existing hair canvas. It can also be used as a toner on damp or dry hair.  

 

first time extension install - 1 row 

Install one full row of extensions with more than 6 beads. One row of extensions is great for fullness and volume without adding much extra length, typically no more than two inches. If you are looking for length (more than two inches) and fullness, you will need at least two rows. This service includes the extension blending haircut and a product goody bag.

extension install/refresh - 1 row

Install one full row of extensions with more than 6 beads. One row of extensions is great for fullness and volume without adding much extra length, typically no more than two inches. If you are looking for length (more than two inches) and fullness you will need at least two rows. 

extension install/refresh - mini

Install one mini row of extensions - typically in the nape (bottom of the head) or the crown (upper area of the head). The mini row will typically consist of 6 beads or less.

haircut 30/45/60 minutes

  • 30 - standard haircut with little or no blow-dry or style required 

  • 45 - detailed haircut with basic blow-dry and style. This haircut option typically accompanies a color service. 

  • 60 - detailed haircut, blow-dry and style. This haircut doesn't usually accompany additional services. 

ombré

The ombré look is darkest at the base of the hair and lightest from the mid-length to the ends. The highlights/color begin further down the section of hair which makes it less obvious as your hair grows. 

 

root shadow

This is typically performed after a highlight service to give the illusion of depth at the base of the hair. 

Can be booked as a toner. 

scalp treatment

When hair and scalp issues need immediate intervention, get help with a tingly dose of strengthening conditioners. It reconditions and repairs hair while moisturizing strands and soothing the scalp with soy protein, panthenol, vitamin E and shea butter. The stimulating fragrance of tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender protect, invigorate and leave hair smelling great.

semi-permanent color

Typically semi-permanent color does not require a developer. It can be used directly on the hair and the color duration will vary depending on the technique or hair canvas. The most popular semi-permanent hair colors are vivids. 

sombré

Soft ombré. Sombré involves a gradient shift in hair color, generally starting dark at the base and gradually becoming lighter toward the ends. A color contrast is present but the effect is much less dramatic than that of ombré.

toner

A demi or semi-permanent color formula applied to damp hair to neutralize, enhance, or intensify the desired end result. This service is commonly performed after lightning services or if hair color has faded. 

vivid color foil application 

After hair has been prelightened, this color application will be applied all over the lightened hair in sections or in foils. Cost is for one color. Additional colors will be $20 per color. 

vivid color solid application 

This color application typically will be applied all over the lightened hair once it has been prelightened. It can also be applied over existing vivid colors. Cost is for one color application. 

K18

This service is an add-on to any other service that we offer. K18 is a miracle worker and utilizes a breakthrough patented oligopeptide (K18Peptide™) which shuttles amino acids (the building blocks of hair) into the inner structure of the hair. Once inside the hair cortex, the unique amino-acid chain goes directly to the broken disulfide bonds to replace the lost amino acids, regenerating the bond and restoring ultimate strength, resilience and softness.

olaplex 

OLAPLEX is beneficial for all hair types. Whether your hair is Color Treated, Texture Treated, Virgin or anything in between, it is damaged on a daily basis. OLAPLEX assists in both preventing that damage and repairing it, returning the hair to a virgin like state. Everyone wants beautiful, healthy, manageable shiny hair and with OLAPLEX, that can become a reality.