Balayage , Ombre, Babylights

Balayage , Ombre, Babylights

 

Balayage , Ombre, Babylights .. Why are there so many names for things that seem like they all the same thing? It seems like years ago we either highlighted or lowlighted the hair, now there are half a dozen terms. Why are there so many terms and what do they mean?

Highlighting is when a hair color is lightened by depositing lightener or hair color to the hair. Lowlighting is when darker color is deposited on the hair to give an overall darker color to the hair.

Highlights and lowlights can be done in many styles. Here is Freeda’s Color 101:

 

Babylights, foils, balayage, ombre, gloss, tipping are all different ways of highlighting the hair. There are some new terms that have recently made their way into a hairdresser’s dictionary. Here are some of the newer coloring methods that are trending right now.

 

 

Rooting

At Freeda’s a term we use a lot is “rooting”. Rooting has always been a popular color procedure on wigs.  Rooting is when a darker color is added to the root of the hair. Rooting on wigs does two things, one it takes away the harsh line of highlights that start at the root. Think about smudging eyeliner to blend and make the line less obvious, rooting does the same thing for hair and makes any color application look much more natural.  The other thing rooting does is it makes the wig appear as if there is hair re-growth at the root where highlights have grown out since they were last done. Since hair re-growth doesn’t happen on a wig, the appearance of roots makes the wig very natural looking

 

 

Lived-In

  If you follow any kind of social media (see Freeda’s FB and Instagram account) odds are you’ve seen the work of Ramirez, who created the style.  Lived in color is subtle way of highlighting the hair. Blends of colors from blonde to brunette will be woven together to create a lived in look. This technique creates a casual and laid back style.

 

 

Crystallizing

Crystallizing is a newer term when it comes to coloring the hair. Think of crystallizing the hair as topcoat of gloss. This topcoat creates a shine that adds dimension to the color. After the hair is colored and gloss is applied, the stylist will apply yet another coat of gloss (sometimes colored) to give extra sparkle to the hair.

 

 

 

Geode Hair

Geode hair is a popular hair trend now, less so with wigs. Geode, like crystallizing, adds shine and sparkle to the hair. These colors are vibrant and bold colors less seen on wigs. These photos will summarize this look perfectly.

Goede hair tries to mimic that sparkle of a cut gem.

It seems completely out there for some, but we’ve done this look for more conservative styles.  Below we feature a sophisticated version of the purple highlight.  

 

 

Balayage and Pintura

You’ve heard of Balayage, the freehand style where color is painted on the hair, but what about Pintura? Pintura is Balayage for our curly topped crew. The color is painted in specific patterns to give a natural looking sun kissed color to the hair.

Why so many terms?

Everyone has different ideas of what highlights mean. The little differences give you the most control when communicating with your colorist. Pictures are also a great way to show your stylist exactly what type of color you want. Communication is the biggest barrier when discussing exactly the color you’re anticipating, and these terms help distinguish the nuances.

 

Freeda is proud of the extensive coloring services we offer. From babylights, balayage, rooting, foils, glosses and sombré (subtle ombre) we offer it all.

 The dyes we use are gentle on the high quality wigs we carry. See our collage of some of our beautifully colored Freeda wigs. 

Facts of Hair part 2

Facts of Hair part 2

 

 

 

 

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We had such great feedback from our first blog about hair facts that we decided to make a part 2. I’ve learned things about hair that I never knew. Hair is so interesting!

 

 

 

 

Fun Fact:

 

Ever wonder what is the difference between blond and blonde are?

Blond is used when referring to males, or both males and females and when the gender is not known. Blonde is used when describing females.  Another interesting tidbit; “fair” was the way the color was described before the term blonde came into use.

 

Have you heard of the terms “brunette” and “brunet”? While you may have never heard of the term brunet, it is a term used when referring to a male with brown hair. The extra “te” at the end was used when referring to a brown haired female. Today the term “brunette” is used almost exclusively.

At Freedas our tow headed beauties are referred to as “blonde”.

We also use the international color numbering system to represent the different colors and shades.

 

Our blonde colors are 14/8, 16/8, 16/10, 24/14/12 and 24/16/10

Pictured is our Atara in color 24/14/12 and Danya in a 16/10

 

 

 

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Fun Facts:

The world’s longest documented hair measured 18 ft 5.54 in.

When sewing the hair into a wig it loses two inches of its length.  It is very hard to find healthy hair that is longer than 18”, it is quite scarce.

The longest wig we’ve made at Freeda measured approx. 35 inches long. It is very hard to find quality hair in that length – and wigs that long are custom-made. The longest wig Freeda carries in our stock is our Pearl whichmeasures 27”.

 

 

 

 

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Fun Fact:

A single strand of hair can support up to 100 grams in weight.

A Freeda wig is constructed to be as weightless as possible for optimum comfort without compromising our durability in any way; they are created to be long-lasting. A Freeda wig is created to be worn for many hours daily and our lightweight caps will help keep you comfortable all day long.

 

 

 

 

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Fun Facts:

Contrary to popular belief cutting hair won’t make it grow faster or slower.  Your wig, of course, doesn’t grow- however, even better, you can buy a Freeda wig in every length, so you never need to choose between short or long hair. Our wigs come in all different lengths the shortest wig is the Linda- a cute little pixie – all the way to our Pearl, which is waist length.

 

 

 

 

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Fun Facts:

This fact IS true:  Stress will turn your hair gray. Stress causes damage to your DNA which will also deplete the melanocyte stem cells in hair follicles.

Because it is hard to find healthy gray hair that meets our high standards, we don’t make gray wigs. We can add gray hair to an existing wig.

Pictured below is a dark brown wig that we sewed in gray hair.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun Fact:

Hair contains information about everything that has ever been in your bloodstream, and is one of the most commonly used types of forensic evidence.

Freeda will test all our hair to make sure the hair is from a healthy source.  Healthy hair has no shelf life- the caps on the wigs will absorb more wear and tear, while our hair resists most of the elements.

 

 

 

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Fun Fact:
Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body.

We have made hair “grow” in our alterations department. After a distraught customer cut bangs that were too short Freeda removed each hair one by one and replaced it with longer hair. This takes hours, so careful with those cuts. We’ve also added longer wefts to the sides and back of a wig when customers wanted longer wigs, or more length around the face.

 

 

 

 

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Fun Fact:

Do you think you can tell the difference between male strands and female strands? You can’t, there is absolutely no difference in the makeup of male or female in its construction or process of growth. So, it is possible that a Freeda custom toupee could be made out of a female’s hair and vice versa.

 

 
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There are so many amazing virtues of hair, from how it is created, to how it transforms and how it changes the confidence or look of the individual.  We invite you to come visit our showroom and try on our wigs, made from the best hair in the industry.

 

 

Balayage , Ombre, Babylights

 

Balayage , Ombre, Babylights .. Why are there so many names for things that seem like they all the same thing? It seems like years ago we either highlighted or lowlighted the hair, now there are half a dozen terms. Why are there so many terms and what do they mean?

 

 

 

Highlighting is when a hair color is lightened by depositing lightener or hair color to the hair. Lowlighting is when darker color is deposited on the hair to give an overall darker color to the hair.

Highlights and lowlights can be done in many styles. Here is Freeda’s Color 101:

 

 

 

Babylights, foils, balayage, ombre, gloss, tipping are all different ways of highlighting the hair. There are some new terms that have recently made their way into a hairdresser’s dictionary. Here are some of the newer coloring methods that are trending right now.

 

 

Rooting

At Freeda’s a term we use a lot is “rooting”. Rooting has always been a popular color procedure on wigs.  Rooting is when a darker color is added to the root of the hair. Rooting on wigs does two things, one it takes away the harsh line of highlights that start at the root. Think about smudging eyeliner to blend and make the line less obvious, rooting does the same thing for hair and makes any color application look much more natural.  The other thing rooting does is it makes the wig appear as if there is hair re-growth at the root where highlights have grown out since they were last done. Since hair re-growth doesn’t happen on a wig, the appearance of roots makes the wig very natural looking

 

 

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Lived-In

  If you follow any kind of social media (see Freeda’s FB and Instagram account) odds are you’ve seen the work of Ramirez, who created the style.  Lived in color is subtle way of highlighting the hair. Blends of colors from blonde to brunette will be woven together to create a lived in look. This technique creates a casual and laid back style.

 

 

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Crystallizing

Crystallizing is a newer term when it comes to coloring the hair. Think of crystallizing the hair as topcoat of gloss. This topcoat creates a shine that adds dimension to the color. After the hair is colored and gloss is applied, the stylist will apply yet another coat of gloss (sometimes colored) to give extra sparkle to the hair.

 

 

 

 

Geode Hair

Geode hair is a popular hair trend now, less so with wigs. Geode, like crystallizing, adds shine and sparkle to the hair. These colors are vibrant and bold colors less seen on wigs. These photos will summarize this look perfectly.

 

 

geode

 

 

 

 

 

Goede hair tries to mimic that sparkle of a cut gem.

It seems completely out there for some, but we’ve done this look for more conservative styles.  Below we feature a sophisticated version of the purple highlight.  

 

 

geode1

 

Balayage and Pintura

You’ve heard of Balayage, the freehand style where color is painted on the hair, but what about Pintura? Pintura is Balayage for our curly topped crew. The color is painted in specific patterns to give a natural looking sun kissed color to the hair.

Why so many terms?

Everyone has different ideas of what highlights mean. The little differences give you the most control when communicating with your colorist. Pictures are also a great way to show your stylist exactly what type of color you want. Communication is the biggest barrier when discussing exactly the color you’re anticipating, and these terms help distinguish the nuances.

 

 

 

 

Freeda is proud of the extensive coloring services we offer. From babylights, balayage, rooting, foils, glosses and sombré (subtle ombre) we offer it all.

 

 

 The dyes we use are gentle on the high quality wigs we carry. See our collage of some of our beautifully colored Freeda wigs. 

 

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