Different Hair Colour Techniques

Different Types of Hair Colour Techniques

A beautiful colour transformation of your hair will also give you more shine, body, and fullness. Strategically placed hair colour can enhance your facial features, and turn a good haircut into an amazing one! What are the different types of hair colouring techniques? Read on…

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Choosing the Right Hair Colour

Choosing a hair colour that suits you best is determined by your skin tone. Your skin will fall into one of the following categories – fair, medium, olive, or deep. Skin undertones are warm, cool, or neutral.

Frankie Cochrane, a hair salon renowned for being hair colour specialists in London, has stylists who will choose the right colour and technique for your hair type. And can give you expert advice on colouring hair replacement systems, providing you with a natural look that promotes everyday confidence.

Hair Colouring Techniques

See a range of hair colouring techniques on offer here…


This technique is translated from the French meaning of shaded, and that’s exactly how this method works. Hair is left darker at the roots and gradually lightened as it reaches the tips. A reverse ombre is one that is darker at the ends and lighter on the crown. Each strand of hair is coloured without any natural shade left in-between. 


This is simply a softer version of the Ombre where the contrast between the roots and tip colour is only a shade or possibly two shades apart. This results in a seamlessly blended colour such as a caramel sombre between two shades of brown, or a blonde sombre between ash blond and platinum.


A dip-dyed procedure typically goes between two extremes with no in-between shade to soften the look. With colours to choose, ranging from aqua to pink, there’s going to be an option to suit you. You can show off your new colour whilst keeping your roots intact – well-done dip-dyes can create beautiful gradients.


This technique is used to create colours throughout the hair – achieved by leaving natural colours in between lighter areas. It’s done by painting diagonal sections of the hair and leaving in-between areas completely natural. Custom-blend colours can be used to frame your features, and it’s very low maintenance. Balayage can’t cover greys but can blend them into your new look. 

Highlights & Lowlights

Highlights are applied in a weaving manner that places colour directly onto the roots. Then the hair is neatly folded into foils and placed under heat which lifts the hair. Effects can differ depending on the thickness of your hair – opt for baby fine or chunky highlights, created by leaving sections of natural colour between strands.

Lowlights add definition to hair ends, resulting in a shadow effect and reducing the need for colour maintenance as they soften any regrowth with your natural hair colour. Lowlights add darker shades that create contrast and let your natural base colour shine through, resulting in the illusion of volume for thin, fine hair. 

Caring for Colour Hair

Minimising hair damage after colouring can be done by:

Choosing a quality shampoo designed for colour-treated hair
Conditioning hair regularly
Using a heat protectant before styling
Applying a hair spray with UV protection