Hair Colour FAQs



Hair Colour FAQs

Got some balayage questions or unsure about the different types of hair colour? Moe answers all of your frequently asked hair colouring questions…

Balayage is a French word that means ‘to sweep’. In this hair colour technique, the combination of highlights and ombre are hand-painted or ‘swept’ on the surface of random sections of hair. 

Ombe gives a dramatic contrast colour effect that is typically darker at the top and lighter on the bottom while balayage is a technique of hand-painting or sweeping hair color along the surface of the hair that looks more natural.

The reason why balayage is more expensive is because you are paying for creative expertise, not all hairdressers can master the balayage technique. It’s a highly-skilled intricate process. 

The difference between highlights and balayage is that highlights almost always use foils whereas balayage is more of a visual hand-painted technique. Balayage will always give a more subtle result than traditional highlights.

The best colour for highlights is one that is two shades lighter than your base colour so it looks more natural. 

Look at the ends of your hair and match it to the hair extensions. Book a consultation and Moe will help you find the perfect match 

Depends on the hair colour but shampoo and conditioner is key to keeping the colour fresh 

The less heat used on coloured hair, the better. And a moisturising mask treatment once a week massaged into the hair helps with dry and damaged ends but once the hair is dead, it’s dead 

Book in balayage with London hair colour expert Moe to make your hair colour last longer as hus colour placement is much more natural meaning you get less of root than normal root regrowth from rigid foils

Purple shampoo will not fix green hair, it will add grey with green. Purple shampoo takes brassiness and yellowness away but it wont take away the green – if anything your hair will go blue!

Highlights are very fine bleached sections of the hair that are lighter than your natural hair colour, while lowlights are darker

It depends on how quickly your hair grows but Moe keeps his highlights as natural as possible so root growth blends so upkeep is less frequent 

Free hand colour technique is where the colour is applied by hand rather than using professional tools such as traditional foils. Free hand colour painting follows the shape of the face and is more natural 

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Balayage is arguably less damaging than conventional colouring techniques which use foils and heat to set the colour, meaning you’re less likely to end up with brassy, over-processed hair as it uses less colour. If the balayage process is done wrong or not by a professional then of course it can damage the hair for example you can’t treat the roots the same as the ends and a balayage expert would know this 

You can go from blonde to brown in one sitting with a hair colour expert but without a professional, your roots will be warm and the rest of the hair would be greyish brown

Balayage is the most popular colour service at the moment as clients are asking for looks that are as natural as possible with less maintenance and achieving blonde to brown in one sitting with a hair colour expert.

Of course you can get coloured extensions  if the hair is 100 percent natural human hair but many companies call the hair natural and it’s actually not 100 percent human hair.

The most important thing when it comes to hair extensions, is to get them as natural as possible, you want your hair extensions to be 100 percent the same as the ends of your hair colour.  

Hair extensions act as your natural hair so sunlight can lighten the colour of your hair extensions. YOu have to be especially careful when you go abroad with hair extensions as the sun, sea, and swimming pool chemicals can all affect your hair colour.