Colouring

Whether you’re considering a radical change from brunette to blonde, or you’re just looking for a subtle shift from mousy brown to warm brunette,  our highly trained hair colourists will customise formula to get the best results. How do you choose the perfect shade? For the most natural look, our European colourists will select a shade that’s close to your childhood hair color. If you’re looking for a change, let our colourist guide you to the shade & mix of shades that best suits your complexion and your personality.

Our European and European trained colourists use only imported hair colours, along with a wide range of the highest quality top brand names such as Schwarzkopf and Wella to name just a few. These are then applied by trained professionals who understand both the artistry and the chemistry involved. 

Gillian has been known for creating hair cocktails, so your shade is unique and specially mixed for you, giving you that GillianAtAlize touch.

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* please note, a toner is recommended after bleaching to achieve a natural, luxurious glossy colour with depth and richness. 

Ombré (Balayage)

Highlights

LOWLIGHTS

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Semi-Permanent (All Over) Colour

 

TYPES OF HAIR COLOURing

OMBRE HAIR COLOUR

Estimated Time - 3 Hours

While the ombre hair color trend is not new and fresh, it’s still a very highly requested hair color method by women in today’s hair world. When ombre first caught on, you’d go for a dip-dyed look resulting in a full-on ombre. As the trend has evolved, so has the technique. It has gone from total blonde to subtle highlights. Our carefully trained staff specializes in the new technique for ombre that makes your hair look blended and gorgeous. The result is the perfect ombre look. 

Today, Ombre is a top hair color trend that creates a soft natural transition from having depth at the root and gradually melts into lighter tips.

You’ve probably seen it on celebrity hair of Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie. Ombre hair color is a specialty color technique with fabulous results in which the tips and lower sections of your hair are tinted with a lighter shade that softens as it progresses upward, gently blending into rich brown hues at the top. This creates a beautiful tonal effect that is remarkably natural looking. Ombre takes blondes and brunettes to a whole new level! If your natural colour feels a bit drab or mousy, you can add immediate interest and dimension with ombre.

 

PERMANENT HAIR COLOUR

Estimated Time - 2 Hours

Permanent colour penetrates the hair shaft, giving hair new permanent colour that gradually grows out. Perfect for 100% grey coverage or for dramatically changing hair colour, permanent hair colour may be a single process, in which new, darker colour is applied to the natural colour; or double process, in which the natural color is pre-lightened before new color is applied.

HIGHLIGHTS

Estimated time - 3 Hours

Accent hair colour with highlights that can be applied with several techniques. Natural colour is pre-lightened (lifted) from selected strands of hair and permanent color is applied to those areas. This can be a two-step, or, with some newer products, a one-step process. Lowlights, or darker shades, are sometimes applied to give more depth to a lighter hair color.

DEMI AMMONIA FREE COLOUR

Estimated time - 2 Hours

Semi-permanent colour lasts through four or five shampoos. Used straight from the bottle, it contains no ammonia or peroxide, so it is mild enough to be used on fragile, permed or relaxed hair. It blends or covers grey (if hair is less than 25% grey); adds richness to natural hair color; gives highlights and shine, but does not lighten hair color.

SEMI-PERMANENT AMMONIA FREE COLOUR

Estimated time - 2 Hours

Ideal for trying a new hair colour shade, as semi-permanent colour sets on the outer layer of the hairshaft and deposits colour. It uses a dedicated developer so the colour lasts almost as long as permanent color—up to 30 shampoos. Semi-permanent color produces natural-looking results and blends up to 75% grey. so it is mild enough to be used on fragile, permed or relaxed hair. It blends or covers grey adds richness to natural hair color; gives highlights/tints shine, glossy and condition.

WHAT’S THE MAINTENANCE LIKE WHEN YOU DO THIS TECHNIQUE? 

A very desirous quality about ombre is that there isn’t much maintenance involved. If the hair gets too light from the highlights over time, then you can put a gloss/toner in your hair, otherwise there isn’t really any maintenance with it. Unless you need a little touch-up at your roots. If your hair’s a little lighter and you went darker for the look, the highlights give that grown-out look so you’re not going to be maintaining the highlights as much—so it’s perfect.

SO HOW OFTEN DOES SOMEONE NEED TO TOUCH THINGS UP? 

We recommend every six to eight weeks. You can go into the salon and get your roots touched up to keep them dark and natural. Ombre’s ideal because it grows out so nicely, it already looks nice when you put it in hair and then it gets lighter and it takes on a whole other look.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Everyone nowadays gets highlights and lowlights, but do you really know the difference? what are highlights & lowlights? Highlights and lowlights are spot hair color processes. They can be used separately or together depending on the look you wish to achieve. Both can be used with a solid hair colour. Here we are explaining what they can do for your hair colour.

 

Highlights consist of selecting thin or thick strands of hair that are then lightened at least 2 shades lighter than the rest of your hair. Highlights should complement your natural or artificial hair color. One misconception of highlighting is that highlights are only blonde in colour. This is not true. Highlights can be any tone or any shade of light or dark. As long as they are lighter than your overall hair color, these are considered highlights. For example: If your hair color is black, and you get dark brown tones put in, those are highlights. If your hair is brown, and you have lighter, caramel tones added, those would be also considered highlights.

If your hair colour is a level 3 (dark black/brown) you can add highlights that are a level 6 (medium brown). For the most natural highlights or lowlights, you should never go more than 3 shades lighter than the rest of your hair colour. The object of highlighting is to give you a sun-kissed look and to bring depth and light to your overall hair colour. If you colour and highlight, it is not necessary to highlight every time you hair colour. Opt for highlight every other hair colour appointment.

LOWLIGHTS

Lowlights, for the most part, are very popular in hair coloring.  Lowlights can do wonders for a hair color. If you love the look of highlighting, but don’t want a dramatic look, lowlights are the way to go. Low lighting consists of taking thin to thick strands of hair and darkening them at least 2 shades darker than the rest of your hair. We recommend adding lowlights every third time you get your hair highlighted. This will help blend your highlights with your natural hair color, and you won’t have to run to the salon with dark roots every six weeks.
Adding both highlights and lowlights is sometimes referred to as a tri-color service. It gives the most natural effect to your hair colour. When both are done, it’s best to highlight the top a little more heavily than the lowlights. Also, adding more lowlights underneath will give your hair dimension.

WHAT ARE BALAYAGE HIGHLIGHTS ?

Balayage Highlights is a hair colouring technique which is designed to create very natural-looking highlights which grow out without developing a noticeable and obvious root. Many stars and models use balayage on their hair, and in response to popular demand, our highly trained colourists at GillianAtAlize offer balayage highlights. We pride ourselves on our balayage technique, considering ourselves artisans of the craft and also offering training to people who are interested in learning balayage highlights techniques. This colouring technique emerged in Paris in the 1970s; the word “balayage” is French for “to sweep,” a reference to the way in which the colour is applied.

When hair is coloured with the balayage highlights technique, the highlights are painted on by hand in a sweeping motion which moves from the base to the tip of the hair. At the base, the colour is applied very lightly, while at the tip, the colour is very heavy. The result is a highlight which looks naturally sunbleached, and as the hair grows out, the root will be concealed for the first few months by the thinner colour applied to the base of the hair.

The process requires a good eye and a very steady hand. Unlike foiled highlights, which look very uniform and a bit unnatural, hair which has been subjected to balayage simply looks like it has been out in the sun. The highlights can be subtle or more intense, depending on the desires of the client.

IS IT SUITABLE FOR ALL HAIR TYPES/LENGTHS?

It works on both light and dark hair, so anyone really. It’s the perfect combination of brown and blonde tones, bronde is perfect for darker haired clients who want to try out a lighter color, it can be warm neutral or cool. The choice is really between you and your colorist. Balayage highlights pretty much works for all lengths except very short cropped hair.

home maintenance

We recommend KeraStraight sulfate free shampoo and conditioner which contains keratin for colour treated hair. The whole range is based on keratin for hair. We especially recommend KS Moisture Lock Repair to keep your hair hydrated, which is sulfate-free so it’s gentle on the hair. Depending on your hair texture, if you have finer hair you’re shampooing more often, so keeping hydration is key.

At home hair mask

Estimated time: 5 Mins

Kerastraight Ulimate Oil is our top selling product that has a gorgeous blend of nine specially chosen oils, Ultimate Oil targets 4 vital areas for hair providing:

Replenishing & Nourishing (Argan oil & Coconut oil )

Lightweight Mouisture (Jojoba oil & Avocado Oil)

Seal & Shine (macadamia oil & Olive oil )

Strength & Fullness( Linseed oil, sunflower oil & wheat Germ Oil )

It's the only oil on the market that contains this many oils together. Suitable for all hair types its lightweight formula leaves hair looking and feeling ultra smooth, shiny and frizz free.

Directions:

Style - apply a small amount to damp hair prior to blow-drying. Ultimate Oil can also be used on dry hair to tame flyaway hair and control frizz.

Treat - apply to mid lengths and ends and leave overnight.

We recommended that you use only sodium chloride and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Using these types of shampoos and conditioners will give you the longest lasting results as sodium works to dissolve keratin, and sulfates are harsh lathering agents that may strip the hair of the colouring and keratin treatments prematurely. Try to avoid washing hair daily, which some stylists say help prolong the effects of colouring.