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Definitions

TRIBECA Hair & Beauty understand that at times, industry language can be difficult to navigate so we created this helpful list.

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TRIBECA Balayage
BALAYAGE

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Balayage is a French term for sweeping. In hairdressing balayage refers to a technique of applying hair colour freehand however, stylist may also use foils to create this popular look. Colour is "swept" across the hair to create natural looking highlights without harsh or obvious regrowth lines.

TRIBECA Fade Cut
BARBER FADE CUTS

Fades see the hair transition from longer length to a number one with clippers. Barbers or stylists use a combination of scissors, clippers and trimmers to achieve this very popular look. This is a very technical cut which requires hours of training to master. It's all about balance and symmetry. This picture shows an example of a fade cut.

TRIBECA Skin Fade
BARBER SKIN FADE CUTS

Even more technical than a fade, a skin fade transitions hair from length to a zero or shaved finish. Barbers or stylists use a combination of scissors, clippers, trimmers, foil shavers and even razors to achieve this look. This is the most technical skill to master, requiring years of practice and training. This picture shows an example of a skin fade.

TRIBECA Dermaplaning
DERMAPLANING

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation and is the perfect add on treatment to lasers, peels and facials to enhance results. It removes the “peach fuzz” from skin, while removing two to three weeks of dead skin cells. Dermaplaning also promotes the penetration of skin care products.

TRIBECA Foils
FOIL or FOILS

Hairdressers use the terms "foil" or "foils" to describe a technique of applying hair colour to sections of hair which are encased in foil to prevent colour from bleeding, blending or transferring to other surrounding hair. Foils are most commonly used to create highlights.

TRIBECA Global Colour
GLOBAL

We use "global" for any all over colour service where colour, lightener or other product applied to all regions of the scalp. Global colour may be applied roots to ends, or just the roots in a regrowth application, or in between foils to create dimension and provide a base for highlights.

TRIBECA Ombre
OMBRÉ

ombrae

Ombré is a French term meaning to shade, hairdressers use this term to describe a hair colouring application where hair appears to have been dipped in colour. Ombré may be either a gentle or smooth transition from dark to light, or a more dramatic and obvious line without graduation depending on the client's preference.

Root Tap Smudge and Melt
ROOT - TAP, SHADOW, STRETCH, SMUDGE, STRETCH and MELT

These are all services where a darker colour is applied to the roots to make your existing colour pop!

These services are all named differently between salons, regions and countries so we use this picture to best explain the difference between each service and where you can expect your root colour to extend to. Root Tap = Root Shadow, Root Stretch = Root Smudge. Root Melt = Colour Melt.

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