Salon Jargon

Common Terms Defined

Toner/Gloss/Glaze: An overlay of color applied to damp hair, it can process anywhere from 3 to 20 minutes depending on the level of depth desired.
Single Process: Typically a regrowth application or a gloss, quick and simple usually similar color or level to when you first arrived.
New Color: Every hair on the head is colored, and the change is significantly different from when you first arrived.
Double Process: Two color applications, back two back, most usually a bleach application and gloss.
Partial Foil: Dimensional work using foils, the top, sides, and crown are accommodated. The back is left untouched.
Full Foil: Dimensional work using foils, the entire head is accommodated.
Balayage: Freehand dimensional work. No foils needed, and no classification of partial or full. Every head is different and highlights are placed only in the areas needed, the growout is soft and this look is maintained no more than 6 times a year.
Treatment: A professional grade product that can either restructure weak hair, moisturize dry hair, or volumize fine hair. The correct treatment is picked for the issue your hair has.
Brazilian Blowout: A smoothing process that reduces frizz and helps hair dry in a more managable fashion, it can last up to 3 months.
Haircut: No, there’s no difference between a trim and cut, the moment the scissors come out it’s a haircut.
Blowout: One amazing style to knock your socks off and give you “shampoo commercial” hair.
PPD’s: Para-phenylenediamineis a common ingredient in hair dye with a strong correlation to severe allergic reactions.
Parabens: Preservatives to extend shelf-life and prevent bacteria colonization.
Ammonia: An important ingredient in permanent color, Ammonia free options exist but fade faster. Ammonia content less than 2% is ideal.
Sulfates: Detergents to attract dirt and oil, common in shampoos but very aggressive.