Toner/Glaze/Gloss – ($50+) Express service, adds 35% improved hair structure. Convenient application at shampoo bowl. Remove unwanted tones, brighten or deepen older highlights or provide color balancing from roots to ends. A semi-permanent color is most often used for this service, which will last approximately 4-6 weeks. Extra color may require additional charge.
What Is Toning/Color Balancing?
Toning and color balancing is a fast process that is designed to help remove unwanted tones, brighten highlights, deepen lowlights, or just balance your color from the roots of your hair to the tips. You can use it immediately after coloring to help remove brassiness or improve your overall results, or you can use it between colorings to keep your color as vibrant as the day it was done. Toning and color balancing is appropriate for blonde, dark, and even fashion colors.
How it Works
The entire process is relatively quick in nature, and it often uses a semi-permanent hair color which can last up to six weeks. The solution is applied to dry hair that is free from styling products and left to process for the required amount of time, which varies from person to person and from color to color. Once processed, the toner is rinsed from the hair and it can be styled as usual. There are many, many different options from which to choose, and a stylist can help you decide which choice will help you realize the results you want. Some options are designed to help remove brassiness, while others can help darken certain areas of your hair and improve its overall visual texture.
Caring for Hair After Toning or Coloring
Following the toning process, it is vital to use the right shampoos, conditioners, and styling products to help maintain your color. There are numerous color-safe options out there, but the best ones are those that are free from sulfates, which can strip the color from your hair. You should also make sure to use a heat-safe product any time you curl or straighten your hair with a flat or curling iron. The extra heat can fade your color more quickly than usual. To maintain your color once applied, you should have the toning or color done every four to six weeks.