Glossary of Terms

Toner/Glaze: Semi/demi-permanent hair color. Can be used to neutralize or enhance the hair’s undertones, temporarily darken or just add shine.

Base Break: Used in between or in combination with a highlighting session to lighten the roots one to three shades.

Root Smudge/Shadow Root: Color applied after a highlighting service to the roots to soften growout.

Foilyage/Teased Foils: Lightener or color in foils to achieve a more diffused look than a traditional foil highlights with more control than balayage.

Corrective Color: Multistep process used for drastic color changes, fixing of unwanted color or any other service that falls outside of the norm.

Handpainting/Balayage: Clay based lightener painted onto the surface of the hair without the use of a foil — typically more brightness through the lengths and ends.

Foil Highlights: Traditional foiling technique using lightener or color to evenly lighten the entire hair strand with maximum tonal control.

Single Process: One color process using permanent or semi-permanent color. Typically used for grey coverage, darkening or minimal lightening.

Double Process: All over bleaching from roots to ends, often accompanied by a toner to achieve a platinum result or fashion color.