Babylights: Delicate highlights designed to mimic the subtle, dimensional hair color seen on a child’s hair. This look is often achieved in foils.
Balayage: A French word meaning “sweeping”. A hand-painted technique used for a gradual, natural highlighting effect.
Beach Waves: A tousled hairstyle with loose, beautiful un-uniformed curls/waves.
Bob: A short haircut in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw level. The Bob began its popularity in the early 1900’s during the flapper movement and resurfaced with the redesign invoked by renowned Stylist Vidal Sassoon in the mid 1960’s. See also: Graduation, Lob
Clarifying Shampoo: Shampoo designed to remove build-upon hair products, environmental impurities (ie: hard water), etc. With a high pH level, a clarifying should be done only once a week. Ask your Stylist about Bumble and bumble’s Sunday Shampoo for at-home use.
Color Correction: The process of fixing a previous color service that had undesired results. A color correction may require several sessions to achieve the ultimate desired effect.
Color Melt: Melting is a technique that blends multiple colors, generally of the same tone, from the roots and down the hair shaft without any harsh lines.
Double Process: A two-step coloring service most often used for a “bleach and tone” or may be recommended in a color correction.
Dry Cutting: Allows a Stylist to refine and customize a haircut to the clients individual needs and account for kicks or cow licks that are only visible when the hair is dry.
Foil Highlight: Woven hair, which can vary from fine for a more natural look and sliced for a more edgy effect, is placed in a foil to separate it from hair that will remain natural. Foils are used for technique as well as heat conduction for higher levels of lift.
Gloss: A color process that enhances shine and/or pigment.
Graduated Bob: Engineered by Vidal Sassoon in 1964 the Graduated Bob is a short, angular variation of the classic Bob, with a wedge shape in the back that graduates to a longer length framing the face.
Keratin Treatment (aka Brazilian Blowout): Liquid keratin is applied to hair to create a smoother, healthier texture with semi-permanent effects.
Lob: A longer version of the Bob, with length that falls between the chin and collar bone.
Lowlights: Darkened strands of hair applied to compliment the natural hair color and may be incorporated with highlights for a multi-dimensional effect.
Olaplex: An additive to color or stand-alone treatment that is formulated to rebuild broken hair bonds.
Ombré: A borrowed term from the French word meaning shaded or shading. Ombré is generally a darker root through the mid-shaft and then gradually lighter towards the ends. This look can be achieved with many different coloring techniques such as Balayage, Color Melt or Double Process. See also Sombré.
Sombré: A softer version of Ombré.
Texturizing: A dry finishing technique in hair cutting offered to lighten the density and create additional movement.