Hair Coloring Techniques: Different Types of Hair Dyeing Methods

From ombré to flamboyage, there are plenty of hair coloring techniques and trends. Read our Slubwords fashion glossary to know all about them.

Babylights (pl. N.) [bay-bee-lahyts] Babylights are very thin, subtle highlights, usually done towards the tips of the hair, which are just a shade or so ligher than the natural hair color to give a natural, sun-kissed look. Also see frosting.

Balayage (N.) [bah-lah-yahj] A method where the color is applied by hand to give a natural and sun-kissed look is called balayage hair coloring technique.

Drip Dye (N./V.) [drip dahy] Drip dye is a hair color technique in which usually colorful hair color is applied by pouring it on one’s head, and then combing through to spread it evenly throughout the hair. Also drip hair coloring.

Flamboyage (N.) [flahm-boh-yahj] With an end result similar to balayage, flamboyage hair coloring technique uses the help of adhesive strips to apply the color.

Frosting (V.) [fraw-sting] A type of highlights in which individual strands of hair are bleached is called frosting hair coloring technique. The end result created is a sun-kissed version of a salt and pepper look. Also see babylights.

Highlights (N.) [hahy-lahyts] Highlighting hair coloring technique involves using colors that are a couple of shades lighter than your natural hair to create dimension.

Lowlights (N.) [low-lahyts] Lowlight hair coloring technique is the exact opposite of highlights, using colors darker than your natural hair to give it more volume and depth.

Ombré (N.) [om-bray] Creating a gradient, typically from dark to light from the roots of the hair to the tips is called ombré hair coloring technique.

Reverse Ombré (N.) [ri-vurs om-bray] An upside-down version of the ombré is known as reverse ombré coloring technique.

Sombré (N.) [som-bray] Short for subtle ombré, sombré hair coloring technique creates a softer gradient where no definite line is seen.

Underlights (N.) [uhn-der-lahyts] Coloring that’s done only on the inner sections of the hair is referred to as underlights hair coloring technique.

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