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Dip dye is a classic two-tone colouring technique, where the hair is dark at roots with light ends. It is quite a statement colour, as there is no real blend between the two colours. Normally you’d go 4 to 5 levels lighter for the lengths and ends, for example from a brown at the roots to a very light blonde on the tips.
The first dip dyes were quite extreme, with bright ends or blocks of colour that have now evolved to more subdued ends that blend with your natural hair. While dip dye is still more of an obvious colour technique, the professional colourist at the salon will make sure you don’t leave the salon without any harsh lines where the lighter ends have been applied.
The shortest hair you can create a dip dye on is ideally a bob.
The less hair you have to play with the more obvious your dip dye would be. It’s really important the cut complements the colour, as if the hair moves more you can have more of a diffusion of colour.
However if you do have really short hair, speak to our hairdresser to understand how the colour and cut can work together to create the look you’re after.
Balayage or ombre are commonly mistaken for dip dye. These techniques are much more subtle and understated compared to dip dye. By considering the level of contrasting colours you want in your hair, the hairdresser will be able to decide on the perfect colour technique for you.
For blondes, ideally you can go up to four shades lighter than your natural hair colour. Darker haired clients, either brunettes or black haired clients have the most flexibility as you can play around with a variety from different tones, from blonde to copper to red to lighter browns. Red-heads can even get in on the dip dye statement, for example with a lighter brighter red on the ends and deeper red on the roots.
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