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What is Dimensional Haircolor?

Ever feel confused when booking a service at the salon? These days there are so many different names for the same techniques. Babylights, balayage, highlights, lowlights, color melting, all over color, and the list can go on and on.

Let’s simplify this for you. You have two choices when it comes to color. You either want dimension or you don’t. All over color is one solid color all over the head and Dimensional color means just that, adding dimension throughout the entire look. I highly recommend booking a consultation before booking a color appointment, especially if it’s your first time with the colorist. Most colorists offer complimentary consultations. This allows them time to look through your hair and see if there needs to be any corrections made before creating the color of your dreams. I feel safe saying about 80% of new clients who come in for color and show me their “balayage pinterest board”, need a corrective service before their color dream is even possible. Haircolor is complicated people! You can’t just slap something on and expect it to not only look exactly how you envisioned, but also magically styled in long flowing waves when in reality your hair is shoulder length and you can wrap a hair band around your ponytail 20 times.So please. I beg you. Book a complimentary consultation ūüôā Your colorist will help you find the most flattering placement for you and your hair type.

Now let’s talk about the different levels of dimension. It basically ranges from subtle/ low contrast to bold/ high contrast. Leave the actual technique up to your stylist to achieve the look your going for. Just because you think you want balayage doesn’t mean that’s actually what it takes to get there.

Here are a few pictures of my clients to help you understand the difference..

Low/ Subtle Dimension this was a mixture of balayage, base color, and foiling with a glaze aka tonerIMG_5234

Low/ subtle dimension this was a balayage application on virgin hair (hair that hasn’t been colored before)IMG_5143

High Contrast Dimension this was highlights and lowlights in foils followed by a glaze/tonerIMG_3650

High Contrast Dimension this color took two sessions to achieve. 1st session was an all over balayage with glaze aka toner. 2nd session was a mixture of foils and balayage application over the same pieces we did previously followed by a glaze/toner.IMG_3657

Do you feel like you have a better understanding now? Leave your questions in the comments below! I would be more than happy to answer any questions for you ūüôā If you are in the St. Louis area and want to book with me visit my website http://www.KristenLinares.com

Spring 2014 Haircolor Collection by Kristen Linares

This year I decided to create my own version of what I felt looked good for Spring 2014.

It’s easy to follow the trends so the challenge of creating my own collection seemed fun! ¬†I was inspired by the shine and texture of bird feathers and the soft pastel colors Spring introduces to us each season. Great hair color should grow out seamlessly. Instead of¬†“needing” to get a touch up in 6-8 weeks you should just feel excited to enhance your look a bit further because you want to.

Ombre to Sombre. Redheads look beautiful in rich coppers and golds this season.

Hair Black as Ebony. Hints of Blue give the darkest hair the appearance of texture and incredible shine.

GoldenSand Blondes. Keeping depth at the root gives the ends a bright yet soft feel.

Creamy Mocha Brunette. Add subtle honey highlights to your brunette locks for texture and shine.

Haircolor & Styling by: Kristen Linares    Photographer: Adam Robinson

My Spring 2014 Haircolor collection was created using Davines haircolor and Styling products.

Stay tuned for more Spring 2014 inspired Beauty, Wellness, and Lifestyle posts! Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and watch me on YouTube!

 

The Ombre

LOVE/HATE… so many of us feel one way or the other about this hair color trend. I am here to tell you just how wonderful it really is! I believe The Ombre has had bad reviews in moments when it has been executed poorly or done at home. Also, most people are thinking, “Who the *&#* wants roots!”

WHO IS THE OMBRE GREAT FOR?

  • someone who is trying to grow out their hair color to expose their much lighter natural hair
  • someone with¬†over saturated¬†ends…this means someone who has most likely used box color or pulled permanent color thru their ends one too many times
  • wavy hair
  • straight hair
  • someone wanting natural looking dimension

THINK ABOUT IT—> When you were a child your hair was never one color. Your ends were always just a tad lighter than your roots. Why?

  • Sunlight
  • the ends of your hair have seen more life.more sunlight. more chlorine.

A child’s hair¬†is truly perfection in my eyes. They have deep rich color in the winter months and due to their dainty little ponytails or braids in the summer, they have beautiful natural highlights.

EXTREME 

For the bold, daring, and the ones who don’t give a f@*#K!

BOLD

Make a statement and still show up for work at the office.

 

BEAUTIFUL

Connect to your base with a few traditional foils to add sparkle.

NATURAL

Barley there. A sexy little secret.

Go as crazy or as subtle as you want. Dark.Light.Cool.Warm. Make it your own. The Ombre is a beautiful technique!