Hair Terminology and Definition

Hair Terminology and Definition

Listed below are terms that will help you understand the language of hair technicians and allow you to better understand exactly what you’re looking for!


Balayage – This is a French hair coloring technique. The colorist paints and sweeps the color across your hair tresses. This gives them a natural, contrastive look compared to even coloring, where color is applied all over your hair, giving it a one-dimensional look.


Brazilian Blowout, Express Blowout, Coppola, Pura Luxe treatment – These are the different types of Keratin treatment to help reduce frizz in the hair and reduce the curl and reduce the density to your hair. To provide a smoothing result and make the hair easy to take care of after the treatment. The treatment usually lasts between 4 weeks to 6 months depending on what brand of treatment you are having. 


Tint Touch Up (Color services) – Usually for those who just want to touch up existing color about 1/2” to 1” from the outgrowth of hair. This can include grey coverage.


All over color – This is a root touch up plus a refresh through mid-shaft to ends with a toner, typically requiring two formulations on your roots and your hair from mid-shaft to the hair ends.

Toner – This is the service to enhance the tone of your color or neutralize the tone of your hair color by only depositing tones to your hair. Can last up to 30 washes. Toners are typically used during a highlight service and can be used as a maintenance service, in between highlight appointments. 

Bleach Out- Touch up – We use our lightener (bleach) to lift your root color only to the desired level. This usually means your hair color is already a light, solid blonde and you want to touch up just the roots, not using a highlight technique. In some cases, we need to do more than one attempt to deliver your desire result.

Cleanse – We usually use this service to remove any unwanted tone or color from your hair and with the gentlest product to minimize the complication to your hair.

Face frame Highlight – This is clients who want to have highlighted only around the face or so-called “money piece” to bring brightness to around your face. It can also be for people who wants to try a subtle hint of highlight without feeling too light. 


Custom Highlight – This amount of highlight will cover around the face and above the crown of your head. Typically, about half your head, everything except the nape of your head.


Full Highlight – This highlight will include custom highlight and below the crown. Usually, this will be ideal for people who looking for all over highlighted hair. 


B3 Treatment (Hair treatment) – It’s a solution that your colorist can add to the lightener (bleach) during your highlight/ bleach out service that would protect hair during the lighting services to help prevent breakage.

Kerastase Fusio Dose Treatment– Customizable treatment to target exactly what your hair needs. Includes a concentrate for your base needs of repair, moisture, shine, or over processed and an extra booster to mix and match.

Kerastase Fusio Scrub – This is a perfect service for people who have any scalp issue or build up from the hair. This will exfoliate any build-up from scalp to hair. Once you remove all the build-up, you would feel your scalp is clean and hair has more shine and bounce. We recommend doing it once a month in-salon or we have take-home products to do it once a week. 


Tigi SOS treatment – This is in salon protein base treatment that will reconstruct your hair to the virgin state of your hair 


Treatment combo – This combines two treatments from the inside and out. Treatment for internal and external to your hair when getting any highlight or bleach out service done. For bleach out, usually will also bleach the hair from root to the end

Lash Lift– Think a perm for your lashes! If you don’t want to commit to eyelash extensions but your lashes need a little something, A Lash lift will give your lashes a perfect eyelash curler look that lasts weeks!