The hairdressing industry is an old fickle world full of surprises! We are all enjoying our mermaid waves one moment and shaving off our ends for a pixie crop the next. We struggle to keep up with the hairdressing trend as well.

However, balayage is a hair colour technique that has proven to endure the test of time. Balayage is the ideal low-maintenance hair coloring technique that we have been using for years to get that gently and soft sun-kissed shades that have grown out so naturally.

Shatush Hair Colour Technique

Shatush is the hair coloring technique that is sweeping the globe and is already a favorite of fashion-forward celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicole Richie. It was developed by the Italian master hairdresser and worldwide phenomena Aldo Coppola. Coppola’s objective is to ensure that a lady will have full confidence in her hair colour and look flawless in any scenario. Indeed the sun-kissed and casually chic finishing of this approach is the actual vision of Coppola.

Sections of hair are softly colored with golden and blonde highlights using this hair colour technique. To guarantee that there are never obvious roots with harsh demarcation lines or strips of color left exposed, the highlights are blended harmoniously throughout hair lengths, unlike other coloring techniques (imagine subtle caramel hues blended with radiant blonde hues). In actuality, it only improves and becomes well and evenly blended as time goes.

It is not new; celebrities and influencers have long favored it, but since the method adds such lovely depth and dimension, it is not going to lose popularity anytime soon. It has, however, been updated and fine tuned to entail perfection. To make the finish softer and more attractive than ever before, professional colourists have been experimenting with new application techniques and color blending.

Imagine your hair in the sun. This hair colour technique, Shatush, will just be highlighting the hair that will be naturally sun-kissed. Similar to balayage, it is also a freehand technique that does not use foils and will result in a subtle and soft look, making it the ideal technique for people who wish to gradually add depth and lighten strands. Thus, this Shatush technique is capable of delivering a lived-in color that has taken the hair colouring world by storm over the last few years.

Shatush is very delicate, and the effects are natural and subtle, like balayage. It is the ideal coloring solution for those who want to give their hair more depth and dimension.

The good news is that this Shatush technique is now available in Singapore for ladies seeking a high-end and lived-in hair coloring experience that will be guaranteed to appear natural, effortless and beautiful. It was introduced exclusively to Hera Hair Beauty by master colorist Peri. Shatush, in contrast to other coloring techniques, involves lightening the length of the hair by two to four tones and using a backcomb technique before the colour application. As a consequence, the dark to light color gradient will appear totally seamless, natural and attractive. Peri skilfully creates the appearance with only a cone and her fingertips only. She can carefully lay the colour by applying it with her palms and fingers. Although a brush stroke might have a more noticeable impact, Peri prefers using her hands since she has greater control over the delicate nature of the hair.

Shatush is an advanced coloring technique that comes after balayage. Each customer will get a totally unique and bespoke finishing result from the Shatush hair coloring technique, which takes around three to four hours. This is because each client’s hair responds differently to the color treatment. Shatush leaves no hash demarcation lines, which, in addition to the beautiful sun-kissed finishing, makes the hair highlights result in lower maintenance and longer lasting than some other coloring techniques.

The cone is used to create a natural, gentle gradient result. The exterior hair that surrounds and frames the face is lighter and brighter in color than the hair closer to the cone, which tends to be more blended and darker. The cone is used to achieve a look akin to balayage, and the colourist can be more versatile as well as creating color without using foils by just using his hands on the cone. This will be beneficial for the health of the hair in the long run and also helps shield it from the heat. This technique is best suited for someone who wants a more natural result with less hassle and lesser regrowth. Contrary to traditional balayage, the results of the hybrid color process with the cone are more natural looking.

The Shatush is also well known as a “shaded hair” colour technique with an utmost natural look that has been popular for a few years and is still one of the most popular hair color techniques today, especially in the western countries. It is also one of the most often requested highlights services in the hair salons of western countries. We are not always convinced that we want to change our hair color when we want to spice up our look or try something new. Shatush enables the to lighten the hair on the lengths, which may thus be a great choice. Therefore, the base colour may not even be changed …

Shatush: How do you do that?

As mentioned, the shatush technique makes its way to Italy in courtesy of the well-known colourist, Aldo Coppola, who unquestionably started one of the trendiest fads in recent memory. It never goes out of style and may be worn both in the summer and the winter; in fact, the results may even become better in the summer.

Shatush’s impact on hair

To achieve the nuance, a gradual and progressive lightening is delivered to achieve subtlety; it begins at the hair’s natural base and the nuance becomes lighter and lighter as it descends. It would be ideal to maintain your base colour for the best results; thus, if the colour is too dark, it cannot be too blonde in the lengths’ middles.

Usually, the hair is backcombed after drying to achieve this type of hue. The colourist will advise a layered haircut and, more importantly, a more wavy hairstyle for the best outcome and finishing. The gradient will be even more unbelievable when we can comfortably create the waves at home by ourselves!

But how is Shatush performed on the hair in terms of the step by step procedures? Given that it is considered an effortless technique, your trusted colourist can apply it for you while closing your eyes (but do not fear, it will still need your eyes open while they are performing the application on your hair). The bleach must first be applied to the cottoned hair strands, being careful to apply a more decisive quantity of product at the tips and a lighter, more nuanced or subtle amount at the root. You may also choose to build your “DO IT YOURSELF” Shatush’s skills at home if you have sufficient manual dexterity.

Shatush: How much does it cost?

Many individuals have tried it, and if it has successfully achieved satisfaction on so much hair, there must be a reason. Only when properly executed, the Shatush finishing will be gorgeous, thus care must be used while selecting the right colourist.

Given how time-consuming the technique involved and the usage of certain chemicals in order to prevent hair damage, the cost is not inexpensive. The cost might range from a minimum of $200 to as much as $400. Additionally, the price might be depending on the volume and length of hair!

What colours are suitable for the Shatush technique?

This technique will be acting on the hair pigment since, as stated in the first paragraph, it is dependent on the bleaching results (different for each person). If you decide to attempt the Shatush technique, be aware that you can lighten yourself by no more than 3 or 4 lathes while still achieving the desired natural results. Yet another advantage? There is no requirement for any root touch up due to the fact that the root is completely unaffected and not touched (different speech for highlights and streaks).