Gold reflections and a silky shimmer: With the new “Color Melting” technique, different nuances merge into one color - it looks extraordinarily soft and natural. In L.A. people already swear by this new dyeing technique, and there are more and more fans of the smooth transitions in this country too. We asked the expert Hamid Farahani how the hair trend works and who it looks particularly good on.
No question about it: when you think of natural color transitions and soft highlights, you also think of the classic balayage. “With this coloring technique, individual strands are colored or lightened freehand. This way you can achieve a very natural look, ”explains Hamid Farahani, owner of the Hair by Farahani salon. Now there is a kind of upgrade for this method: "With the so-called color melting technique, in addition to the freehand technique, an intermediate tone (so-called lowlights) is set between the natural tone at the roots and the colored or lightened hair," says the expert. The result: even finer transitions than with the balayage technique. “With this intermediate shade, up to three different color nuances merge into one another and become one,” the professional knows.
Good news: "Color Melting suits everyone and can be individually adapted to any starting color," says Hamid Farahani. It is important to stay close to the natural tone in order to keep the contrast as low as possible. Another plus point: This special dyeing technique optimally conceals the transition between the roots and highlights, which is why you can do without any re-dyeing for longer. “It is therefore also perfect for anyone who only wants to go to the hairdresser once or twice a year,” says the expert.