At Kantor& Company we define natural hair as hair that is cooler and darker at the root. Lighter and warmer on the ends. Imagine what children's hair looks like. Unless it is summer time they are darker at the root and lighter on the ends.
Air Touch: Traditional weave that is not placed in a foil. It is applied balayage style. More swept into the hair.
Babylights: Extra fine pieces of color woven throughout hair using foil.
Balayage (Bah-Lee-Aage): Sweeping color thought the hair with hand painting technique. Can be bold or soft depends on the desired look of color.
Base Color: The clients natural color. Or, the colored hair. What the majority of color is on the client's head.
Cancelling Color: A color that neutralizes another color. Take a look at the color wheel . The color across from a color cancels. Violet - yellow, blue- orange, green-red.
Demi permanent color: Color that acts more like a stain. It will fade over time. In most circumstances it will not leave any line of demarcation when growing out.
Low lights: Color that is darker than ones natural or colored hair. Adds dimension and richness or coolness. This technique can be used in foils or swept into the hair like balayage.
Ombre: Dipped ends. More edgy and trendy looking.
Permanent color: Color that is used to cover grey or lighten hair. Will have a line of demarcation when it grows out. This technique requires more maintenance.
Root Dab: When we “dab” the base of a highlight to soften the connection to the head. Imagine pointillism. It’s “dotting” the top of a highlight to make it look more blended and less chunky or stripy.
Shadow root: Taking a color closer to the client’s natural hair color and pulling it down into the hair to create a shadow. Imagine what a root retouch application looks like.
Slice: Bold connecting pieces of color over the part using foils. Not recommended for natural looks.
Weave: Fine pieces of color woven throughout hair using foils.
What are the rules of ash tones? Ash tones are violet, blue and green. Ash tones absorb and do not reflect light. They are drabbing. They will cancel unwanted warmth in the hair (yellow, orange and red tones). At first they appear a level darker than they actually are. Which can be jarring to a client but is necessary in correction of color. When the hair is washed a few times ash tones will lighten and appear more neutral. These tones are high maintenance as ash tones are not natural, unless you are grey.
What are the rules of warm tones? Warm tones are yellow, gold, caramel, orange and red. Warm tones reflect light. They are bright and appear lighter to the eye. They are more natural as warmth is always a part of natural hair. They will lighten and brighten ashy (see above descriptor) or grey hair.