In the past decade, we’ve witnessed a move towards more intricate, stylized hair colouring with the use of hand-painted techniques such as balayage. This has created the space for more sophisticated cutting techniques needed in order to cater for the complexity in the varying ranges of colour treated hair we see everywhere.
A brand-new style has emerged which follows the natural evolution of the finesse and detail with which hair colour has been developed, called ghost layering. Ghost layering works to delicately shape layers upon layers, rather than cutting out essential segments of carefully painted highlights and lowlights. Instead of losing the depth of intentionally graduated hues, your stylist works around the different lengths of hair, enhancing, rather than losing any colour. This creates movement without unnecessarily cutting off pieces of hair and all the colour that has been perfectly tailored along with it.
Your stylist will blend both shorter and longer lengths on your locks, working purposefully around the colour, with shorter lengths adding body, while longer locks disguise these pieces, culminating in a much-needed updated take on older ideas of layering. You wouldn’t even notice anything different until the wind blows through your hair, rifling through to create the gentle, bewitching effect.
The invisible blended layers are suitable for every hair type, as they’re subtly crafted to fit each individual hair texture and style. A good hair stylist will ensure they’re utilising the process to enhance the colour on your head, exaggerating the natural beauty of textures unique to your hair to create the final, enchanting result.