New Hair Color Techniques That Will Make You Stand Out

The worst thing that can happen to any lady is when she’s stuck in a hair rut. Changing your hair color is one of the ways you can give your hair life. If you are looking for a color technique to try out, you are in the right place. Find below some hair color techniques that will help you stand out. If you are lucky enough, you may find that perfect fit you desire. However, it’s advisable you go to your local salon with a picture of what you want so your hair colorist can help you in achieving the looks you desire.

Silver Blonde

Grey is beautiful, regardless of any age, the increasing popularity of this hairstyle is a proof of how stunning the color gray is. To achieve this look, the first thing you do is to bleach your hair to a very light, and almost white blonde. Then you apply a purple toner to get rid of yellow tones before applying the grey hair dye. Use a color-safe conditioner or shampoo with a violet tone like Redken blonde idol custom-tone conditioner violet for cool blondes to prevent hair from becoming brassy.

Splash lights

To get this look, your hair colorist will apply a streak of bleach across your hair, then dyes the section below and above it in a color that looks like your natural shade. The outcome is a head-turning halo of hue that’s perfect with any hair length. You can use the splash light that Josh Wood, Redken Global Color Creative Director, created for the models at Marc Jacobs FW18 as a source of inspiration. The splash light looks were inspired by night club strobe lights, with emphasis on where the light would touch the hair with a color splash.


These are parts of hair dyed with a lighter color than your natural shade. This technique can be applied to give an accentuate facial features, hair dimension or reduce your face size. Highlights are the opposite of lowlights – strands of hair dyes with a darker shade than the natural shade. Your colorist can either use balayage or foil highlighting to add highlights to your hair.


This is a modernize version of the red hair color. Ronze is a striking and vibrant hue that features a blend of coppery red and bronze. This style will go well with any skin tone since it features a blend of cool and warm colors.


This French term with a nice sound means to paint or sweep, also has a fantastic effect on hair. During a balayage service, a hair colorist applies hair color or bleach on your hair surface; the colorist does not saturate the whole area with hair dye. The outcome of this technique is a soft, natural-looking highlight that blends easily as your hair grows longer.


This is another technique used in coloring the hair. It starts with your hair color at the root which fades gradually into a lighter color at the ends of your hair. If your hair is not dark enough, the colorist may deepen your natural color at the root to create a more intense ombre.
Tip: Balayage is the color technique while ombre is the end look. Colorist applies balayage technique to get an ombre look.

Hair Gloss

This treatment technique closes the hair and cuticle, creating a smoother, sparkly and less frizzy hair. The tinted version is a nice ammonia-free, semi-permanent substitute to classic hair dye. You can apply gloss to maintain your hair color if you have a colored hair already. It can also deepen or tone down color and correct brassiness. If you are not interested in changing the color of your hair but want to enjoy the shiny benefits, you can apply a clear gloss.

Fluid Hair Painting

This technique is quite similar to balayage, it has to do with painting the hair surface. The only difference is that you have to lean back against a table when applying the hair color in fluid hair painting. The colorist will have more control over your hair appearance since your hair is fanned out on the surface; thus, your colorist can observe how the hair color melts or dissolves with each other.
This technique creates striking results that’s becoming the preferred method in achieving a natural-looking and fantasy hair color trends like opal hair or mermaid.


See this style as the softer and subtler version of ombre. There is little contrast between the root hairs and end hairs when you use this technique. The dark shades at the root grades into the end color creating a seamless blend. Some amazing version of somber includes the caramel somber, bronde somber and mocha somber.

Babylight or Baby Blonde Highlights

This comprises of tiny subtle highlight that’ similar to sun-kissed highlights – you probably did this as a child. The appearance is delicate because of the little amounts of dyed hair that are separated and kept in each foil.


This style is also called Ecaille Balayage, it is multi-dimensional hair color that combines balayage and sombre techniques, caramels palette color, chestnuts, golden blondes and chocolates. The style has its root hairs colored slightly darker than the natural color, with lighter colors at the ends of the hair. Then paintaing of the hair is used in creating different hair tones.
Because applying colors on your hair can affect your hair health and appearance, it is important you consider using a bond protecting service to your lightening or hair color services. For instance, using Redken pH-Bonder can minimize breakage, add visible shine and improve hair elasticity.
Once you have achieved the hair color you desire, make sure you take appropriate measures in maintaining it. Ensure the shampoo you use are color-safe sulfate free, so you will not wash your new hair color off.
You can use Redken color extend magnetics sulfate free shampoo, it cleanses your hair while preserving your new hair color and keeping the essential oils in your scalp intact.
Now that you are familiar with several hair color techniques, you can now try out any of the styles to find out which of these hair color techniques will suite your personality.