Know your Salon terms

Balayage? Ombre? Full or partial Highlights. What does this all mean? Heres a list of regular salon terms……


Classic Highlighting:

Highlights using foil that start at the scalp. Consistent lightening, Root to Tip without root shadowing.

Perfect for – Disguising greys


Seamless, natural looking highlights. No obvious grow out. Very low maintenance. Deeper root area mimicking; yet enhancing the effect of Sun exposure.

Perfect for – Beachy looks


For want of a better name, Balayage has its limitations when you may want more intense blonde levels. Brighter cleaner looks need the incubation of foil. Foiliage delivers the lightening power of a classic highlighting with the seamlessness of Balayage. 

Perfect for – Modern frosty blondes


Deep roots and mid-lengths graduating to fully lightened ends, in the colours you choose

Perfect for – Low commitment yet striking lightening


Iconic and exclusive to Davines. Sticky strips that lift the most delicate veils of hair to create dimension in the most beautifully subtle way.

Perfect for – The appreciators of detail 

Full Head/Global:

Can refer to coloring or bleaching for coverage root to tip.


Almost always added to a bleaching service. Your toner is customized to hide unwanted tones and deliver only the best ones.

Perfect for – After bleaching or enhancing your colour

Half Head: 

Referring to highlighting services. Although bleach lighteners are better than ever any bleaching should be kept to the minimum requirement. ‘Half Head’ refers to lightening your front hairline and anywhere 2-3 inches beneath your parting hiding any visual regrowth.

Perfect for – highlighting top ups


Referring to highlighting services. Lightening only around the front hairline to disguise root growth around your face.

Perfect for – refreshing for special events