What is Dimension? - Hair Color Explained

by Brianna Thompson

Hi! Welcome to our beauty blog from The Warehouse Salon! Let's talk about what dimension means when it comes to hair color and why you should consider it during your next appointment! 

In simple terms, dimension refers to the various shades and tones present in a color. For example, a solid, flat color would be considered one-dimensional, such a black hair; while a color that has different shades and tones would be considered multi-dimensional.

When it comes to hair color, creating dimension means adding different shades of color to the hair to create depth and movement. This can be achieved through various techniques such as highlights, lowlights, ombré, and balayage. This can even refer to fantasy colors. 

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How is dimensional hair color achieved? 

Dimensional hair color is a technique that involves coloring the hair with varying shades of the same color or even different colors altogether in a technical way. This creates a multi-tonal, multi-dimensional effect that gives your hair depth and movement.

Achieving dimensional hair color takes skill and expertise. That's why you should book with me! I am a hair artist who is well rounded or even specialized in various techniques to achieve dimensional hair color and even low maintence color techniques! I have years of experience in creating stunning, dimensional hair color that will make you feel like a whole new person.

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Choosing the Right Color Palette 

The first step in achieving dimensional hair color is to choose the right shades. I'll work with you to choose a color palette that complements your skin tone, eye color, and personal style. We'll then apply the color in a way that creates dimension and movement, such as by painting on highlights and lowlights or creating ombré or balayage effects. Let me break down each type of service offered in dimensional hair color and what they mean. Most of the time I simply refer to dimensional hair color as "custom hair color." 

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Highlights involve lightening certain sections of hair to create a contrast with the darker, natural color. This can be done using foils or by painting the color onto the hair.

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Lowlights, on the other hand, involve adding darker shades to the hair to create depth and dimension. This can be done using the same techniques as highlights.



Ombré is a technique where the hair gradually fades from one color to another, creating a natural-looking effect. This can be achieved by either lightening the ends of the hair or darkening the roots, depending on the desired effect.

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Balayage is similar to ombré, but involves painting the color onto the hair in a way that creates a more natural, sun-kissed effect.

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By using these techniques to add dimension to the hair, we can create a color that looks more natural and vibrant, with more depth and movement than a flat, one-dimensional color.

So, if you're looking for a hair color that's anything but flat, come see me! I'll work with you to create a customized, multi-dimensional color that will make you look and feel amazing. Call Studio 360 to book a consultation with me!

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