Definitions and Hair Terminology

Below is a list of words used in the hair industry that most people are unfamiliar with… either the definition or pronunciation or application. Enjoy!



a technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.

Demi Permanent

Demi-permanent color contains no ammonia and deposits only. It is mixed with a low-volume developer to help open the cuticle and lasts 12-16 weeks. This type of color is great for blending gray, enhancing natural color, refreshing color, toning highlights, or for corrective work.

Foil Techniques


A hair glaze, similar to a gloss, is temporary. They can be clear to just add shine or have some pigment to complement the tone of the hair. Unlike a gloss, a glaze does not contain peroxide or ammonia. It simply coats or sits on top of the hair. Lasts approx 4-8 weeks.

Keratin Treatment

Keratin Treatments are a semi-permanent hair straightening method done by temporarily sealing a liquid keratin and a preservative solution into the hair with a hair iron.  They are meant to mostly or partially eliminate hair frizz and straighten curls and waves. They can be performed on all types of hair, whether natural or chemically treated (bleached, highlighted, colored, permed, relaxed or previously straightened). The effect usually lasts about three to six months depending on hair type and daily regimen. Treatment must be repeated every few months to straighten the new hair growth.


Customizable – keep curls and lose frizz or achieve the smoothest result possible.

No Down Time – leave salon and immediately wash hair, exercise, put hair in a stylish pony tail or clip without worry.

Great for All Hair Types – curly, kinky, coily, frizzy, fine, damaged or coarse, we’ve got you covered.

No Change to Curl Pattern – after about 12 weeks, natural curl pattern returns.

No Line of Demarcation with New Hair Growth – great for transitioning from Japanese straighteners, relaxers or other keratin treatments.

Treatment is Finished at Salon – after about 90 minutes, you leave the salon with smooth, frizz-free hair for 4-6 MONTHS!





This simple three-step process includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance.



having tones of color that shade into each other, graduating from light to dark.

Semi Permanent

Semipermanent hair color is defined as color that is deposit only and typically lasts 4-6 weeks depending on the hair’s porosity and condition. Semipermanent hair color usually has low or no ammonia and is a great options for clients that are concerned with the damaging effects of peroxide.



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