12 Jul Layered Hair, Colour Melting, Ombre, Highlights, Pixie Cut
Layered hair is a hairstyle that gives the illusion of length and volume using long hair for the illusion of length and short hair for volume, as an easy style to manage. Hair is arranged into layers, with the top layers (those that grow nearer the crown) cut shorter than the layers beneath. This allows the tips of the top layers to blend apparently seamlessly with layers beneath. Popular modern hairstyles involve creating unique styles between the different layers. There can be distinct layering with obvious layers, or blended layering with soft layers. Hair color can also amplify the layering effect that layers give in a certain hair style.
Colour Melting Technique
This technique softens sharp edges and erases that dreaded line of demarcation that can happen when you dip-dye your hair and use different colors. “Melting is a technique that blends the highlights with the base color of the hair so you don’t have any harsh lines” George Papanikolas to BuzzFeed. Color Melt Characteristics: * Made up of 3 or more colors * Can be achieved using dark to light or light to dark * Colors used must be in similar or the same color families to achieve maximum blending * Colors are overlapped so they create seamless flow * You cant tell where one color begins and ends
‘Ombre’ comes from the french word meaning shaded or shading. Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. It is usually achieved using a balayage technique and is ideal for clients looking for a low-maintenance style. Ombre hair color is usually a two-step process with the base color being done first and then the highlights added to clean, dry hair.
“Highlights” is a general term that refers to strands of hair that are lighter than the base color they’re being laid upon. A highlight only refers to a color that’s not as dark as the base strands. The size of the highlights, the level of lightness, the tone, and the placement are all left up to you. Highlights aren’t a one-size-fits-all, and neither is the way they are administered. The type of highlight depends on a number of things: * The look you want * The kind of hair you have * How blonde you wish to go.
A pixie cut is a woman’s short hairstyle in which the hair is cropped in layers, typically so as to create a slightly tousled effect.