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Root Touch-Ups + Highlights/Balayage

Love your balayage or highlights, but don’t quite love the sneaky greys in your regrowth?

Selecting the right colour and application technique to touch-up your roots while keeping your highlights and balayage is essential to a successful colour result.

If your lengths are lighter with a balayage effect, then you can touch-up your regrowth with a colour which is similar to your natural base colour to colour regrowth, while retaining your lighter lengths.

If your highlights have grown out a bit and you want to touch-up your highlights, we can help you add some highlights just to your regrowth only and boost tone throughout.

Root touch-up colour applications:

  1. Maintaining your natural base colour

One of the things we love a balayage colour application is that they are very low maintenance. They typically preserve your natural base colour are a .

If you have a seamless grow-out between your lighter sections and natural roots without greys, then you can stretch the time between colour applications to several months.

Colour applications to cover new greys while maintaining your natural colour at the roots are simple to achieve using a root smudge technique.

Neutral colours fill missing pigments in greys and are often the best to cover greys. It is best to use either a neutral colour, or a cool based colour if you want a softer colour on your roots. Lightening even just by one colour level always reveals natural warmth, and adding cool tones will leave a tonally balanced finish.

Developer: Use a 20 vol developer to achieve permanent colour results at your roots, or a 27 vol developer if you have stubborn, colour-resistant greys.

Application technique: Apply the colour to your roots only, as a root smudge. Use a comb to feather the colour down, stopping an inch above your lighter lengths. Do not apply colour to your lengths.

Adding Highlights To Your Regrowth Only

If you want to touch-up your highlights, our highlights packs will give you the products, accessories and illustrated instructions to help you add highlights. You can either touch-up your highlights only closer to the roots, or you can also add some additional highlights throughout if you wish in the same application.

Our foil highlights are a two step process, using a lightener and foils to isolate slices and strands of hair to lighten, followed by a toner (or semi-permanent colour ) application.

Products: You will need a Highlights kit to apply highlights. Our Highlights packs include two kits – one to lighten your foils, and one with a toner or semi to finish your highlights.

Application technique:

  •  Follow the root touch-up application instructions, which will add highlights just at your roots.
  • Add additional highlights if you wish, following the full-length highlights instructions.
  • Apply your toner (or semi) full length after washing out your foils, to balance and unite the tone throughout your hair.

Our colourists are available 7 days a week to assist. If you are new to DIY highlights, it is best to consult with them first, to ensure your toner choices are appropriate. They can answer any questions you may have and support you to achieving your colour goals, at home.

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