All-over hair colour is sometimes called “single-process” hair colour because it
involves applying a single shade to your hair.
There are three levels of permanence when it comes to single-process hair
Permanent: formula contains ammonia and peroxide which chemically
change the colour of your hair. This chemical change is what makes it “
Demi-permanent: contains no ammonia, but does contain peroxide to help
hair absorb colour. Generally washes out in 12 to 24 shampoos.
Semi-permanent: contains no ammonia and colour is deposited on the
surface of the hair, acting more like a stain. Generally washes out in about
6 to 12 shampoos.
All-Over Hair Colour
Balayage:This popular technique creates super-soft, sun kissed colours throughout the hair. It's adhieved by leaving natural colour in between lighter pieces and backcombing the coloured pieces to soften any lines. It can also be done by painting diagonal sections of the hair and leaving sections in between completely natural. Balayage is a low-maintenance ‘lived-in’ style that’s subtle, but can be built up over time –perfect when you’re ready to hit refresh but don’t want a major overhaul. It works on most hair types and colours, and can transform a one-tonal solid colour into ribbons of different shades.
Ombre:Ombré melts darker roots into brighter ends. It’s a lot more obvious than balayage because there’s no definition of natural colour through the ends. The process has come a long way since it first started – it used to be a very noticeable transition, whereas now the techniques professionals use ensure a more seamless blend.
Foil highlights:This technique can be more high-maintenance than others, however, depending on the number of highlights you apply and the shade you choose. Since the application is done close to the scalp, roots are more visible when hair starts to grow out.AirTouch highlights:
The AirTouch original technique is based on fine, thin sections and instead of weaving and teasing, we’re using cool air from a blow dryer to separate natural shorter pieces—baby hair—from long sections.Absolutely blended colouring with natural-looking effects, paired with soft , dimension that will survive the grow-out.
Hair toners often sound confusing but they actually fall easily into two categories. They're either an in-salon colour that hairdressers use to finish your colour treatment or a purple/silver/blue shampoo you use at home when you have blond hair.
In salon hair toners: we are using in-salon toners as part of clients colouring service to enhance their shade with warmth or coolness, while correcting unwanted undertones. These can be used for a variety of colour services including post-lightening, highlights and balayage and don't just come in natural colours. They can also get fashion colours including pastels.
At home toners: At-home toners help to maintain their hair colour between salon visits and come in shampoos, conditioners and hair masks that contain purple, silver or blue pigments. The difference between these and in-salon toners is that at-home toners contain less pigments, meaning they won't last quite as long.
How to Minimise Hair Damage After Colouring
Any type of chemical process will take a toll on your hair. Not only do the chemicals from coloring affect your hair, the sun can damage it and degrade your color. Swimming in pools and saltwater can also dry out and damage hair and ruin your color. As well using a straightener or curling on just-bleached hair is kind of like sunbathing when you already have a bad sunburn—you're exposing dry, vulnerable hair to even more damage.
Prevention is key to keeping hair healthy and colour vibrant. Follow these tips to lessen damage caused by the elements:
Condition your hair regularly, use hair masks, and consider applying a leave-in conditioner.
Always use a heat protectant before styling.
Lower the temperature of your hot tools.
Consider hair products with UV protection.
Use a silicone-based product on your hair or wet it with fresh water before going into the pool.
Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner for colour-treated hair.
Besides the basics, KEP Beauty is partnered with Lanza & LaBiostetique products that will improve the condition and texture of your hair with results that will amaze you.
Olapex: Olaplex is a concentrated, three-step hair treatment that fixes damaged hair and prevents future damage. Our hair contains milions of disulfide bonds, these bonds give hair its structure, strength and stability. When disulfide bonds are broken , it results in damage. Olaplex restores damaged and compromised hair by repairing from the inside out with patented single ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Once all the hair bonds are intact and in alignment, you have healthy, beautiful, shiny, touchable hair. Made to work on all hair types, from curly to stick straight.
Olaplex repairs all types of hair damage
Thermal factors: high levels of heat from curling irons, blow dryers, flat irons etc.
Chemical factors: colours, bleaching, perms, relaxers, keratin treatments.
Mechanical factors: brushing, friction, tugging and pulling on wet hair.
Enviromental factors: UV damage from the sun, humidity, extreme hot/cold weather conditions, etc.
Pollution: pollutants generate free radicals that penetrate the hair cuticle and cause damage.
L'anza ultimate treatment:
L'anza ultimate treatment is an advanced nutrient delivery system that carries powerful vitamins, proteins and healing actives into hair for optimal conditioning. It restores essential proteins, moisture and minerals to the hair. It also helps to seal the cuticle and provide lasting shine at the end of the colouring services. Helps to increase the longevity of colour results and improves integrity. It can be used with any other hair treatment services as cutting, colouring or styling.
Scalp conditioning treatment: Soothe, cleanse, and nourish the scalp with this special treatment, designed specifically to clean, balance and promote a healthy scalp. Healthy scalp- healthy hair.
Balances and clarifies the scalp
Soothes nourishes and calms irritation
Suitable for all hair types, including coloured