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


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.

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.

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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