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Are you having “first-time” anxiety when it comes to getting your hair colored?


Don’t be—having your hair colored for the first time can be a bit nerve-racking. With so many options and variations, you may wonder how can you end up with the look you want? The key is  communicating with your colorist before we start mixing the color. Explain, or show us a photo of the look you’re seeking, so we can outline the proper techniques and options for getting you there.


To make sure that we’re on the same page, it may help to know a little salon lingo.


Here is a primer of our color outline at Dante Salon:


Gloss-   We use Goldwell Colorance color which contains an acid pH equipotent with the structure of the skin. There’s no ammonia and it can only darken hair. Over time, the color fades to a translucent shade. A color gloss is the least-damaging hair color process—we sometimes refer to this as a balance.


Glaze-     This process involves placing permanent color mixed with a low ammonia developer and water on the hair for a short period of time. This darkens your hair slightly and can even change its tonality (for example, turning an ash blonde to golden brown). A glaze is more durable than a gloss.


Cover + –    This type of color is very good for blending away 50% of gray; it can only deposit color or change tone and never lightens. Your roots would need to be touched up every 4 to 6 weeks. The formulation contains peroxide, but no ammonia. This can also be used for a balance

Back round –    Permanent hair color, which consists of both peroxide and ammonia, can make hair darker or a few shades lighter, and provides excellent coverage for gray. The color lasts until hair grows out, and roots need to be touched up every 4 to 6 weeks.The Integrated Protect System ensures brilliant, even color results that last.

Our patented Coenzyme Technology* protects the inner structure of the hair from oxidative damage by neutralizing potentially harmful free radicals.

The Equalizer Polymer balances structural differences of the hair surface and surrounds the hair to create the ideal environment for even penetration of the color from root to end

*Patent granted by European Patent Department (EPD)

Dimensional Coloring Techniques 

Boarding-    This hair coloring technique is designed to create very natural-looking highlights and colors. During a boarding technique, no foils are used. Instead, the hair color and/or highlight colors are skillfully placed onto the chosen hair strands using a board and sometimes just a hair color brush. Each of the chosen hair strands are then carefully placed as they are allowed to process. In certain cases, the hair is divided and protected using cotton strips. The primary difference with Boarding is the very natural looking results and the little-to-no regrowth line that appears as the boarded color grows out.


Foil-     With foil, the hair color and/or highlight colors are skillfully placed onto the chosen hair strands using a specialized comb. The foil is made just for hair color and it can create more bold effects than boarding. A custom designed placement will be done to best accentuate your haircut and features with every coloring method.

Channel-    Through this method, multiple tones are applied to different sections of the hair to create a natural looking overall color.  As an example, for a brunette who has reflections of subtle warm browns, golds, and very subtle reds that all blend together, this method would make it look like one beautiful brown shade.

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