Hair colouring methods

Hair colouring methods

It takes approx. 3 minutes to read this article

Sponsored article

These days, most of us choose to color our hair. With today’s technology and modern products there are many ways to change your hairstyle. Most coloring methods also include hair care treatments. Here is an overview of hair colouring techniques and types

Types of Colouring Hair


Permanent hair colouring, also called ammonia hair colouring, is the most basic type of hair colouring. It is most often used by women who want to cover grey hair. This type of hair coloring allows for an intense color.


This type of hair coloring regenerates the hair structure. Semipermanent products are primarily used to tone and refresh the color. It is otherwise known as ammonia-free coloring and is completely safe for the hair. It allows the previous color to be covered to a lesser extent than permanent color.


This is one of the pre-coloring techniques. Hair pigmentation is used in situations where the client wants to completely change the hair color. Its purpose is to go from a lighter color to a much darker color. Pigmentation creates a base for the color and protects the hair from damage. It serves to deepen the intensity of the color and increases the durability of the target coloration.


This is a good alternative for women who react allergically to oxidizing colors. The products that are used in this type of coloring also give the opportunity to cover the previous color 100 percent. With the pigments in the dyes penetrating deep inside the hair, the effect is intense and long lasting.


This is a solution for brave people. It can be done with most products and gives the possibility to obtain a multicolored effect (e.g. ombre or flamboyage) or one, strong and original color. The combination of colors in this case can be classic, but also very bold, expressive.

Colouring techniques

These, like the type of coloring, are selected for each client individually, depending on her expectations. The hairdresser should present and discuss the procedure with the client before starting the coloring.


This technique is usually characterized by a root that is darker than the rest of the hair. Depending on the method chosen, either panel or crochet, the longer lengths of the hair are lighter than the roots, giving a three-dimensional effect, with shades “blending in”. This technique can be used for both warm and cool colors.


This method lightens the hair by up to several tones, but only on uneven reflections or using the panel method. This effect can be achieved with a lightening dye or a lightener. Modern products are adapted to the hair in such a way that they do not damage it, which makes such treatments completely safe. What is more, they contain ingredients that strengthen the hair and prevent breakage during the treatments. Reflex colouring can give the effect of intensively nourished hair. This method gives a three-dimensional effect and is used on blonde and light brown hair.

Ombre/soft ombre

This is a method, which aims to achieve a smooth transition between shades, from the darkest to the lightest. Ombre hair colouring involves darker roots. In contrast, soft ombre hair color transitions smoothly from dark to light blonde or from dark brown to light brown.

Photo: George Bohunicky/

Add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *