One of the signature styles here at Essensuals London is the Color Melt, and innovative new take on a classic technique that brings gentle, seamless, and multi-dimensional color to hair.
We get a lot of questions about what makes a Color Melt different from an ombre or balayage, and the...
primary reason it stands apart is that we can do our Color Melts with only our high lift color, and no bleach, which means that you will get all the shine and none of the damage. That “high lift color” we mention in so many of our posts is a kind of dye that is able to lift some of the pigment out of hair without actually using bleach powder. We have many clients come in who have been repeatedly exposing their hair to bleach and other damaging chemicals, and a Color Melt is a perfect alternative for people who want something bright but still touchable.
Essensuals handles many corrective color services, and a Color Melt is something we often recommend to clients who have been burned—literally and figuratively—by a bad balayage, highlighting, or ombre job somewhere else. A Color Melt is also a great way of moving away from the extremely popular ombre trend and onto the next thing, first.
Instead of the bright, distinct highlights of balayage or foil, or the stark transition between light and dark of an ombre, a Color Melt brings a gradual cascade of variation to your hair. It’s called “Color Melting” because the multiple colors in the hair will appear to “melt” together without any indication of where one begins or ends, creating a whole range of depth. Because our technique is still relatively new here, no one will be quite sure what you did to your hair or how much of it is natural, but they’ll probably be asking you for your stylist’s number.
Color Melting can be done on any shade of hair, from black to blonde, but it’s very important you seek only professional, highly-trained stylists for this technique. It is neither easy nor fast, and we wouldn’t recommend you trust another Seattle salon with your Color Melt. If you do, you’ll probably wind up coming to Essensuals anyway.
For more information on our Color Melt, check out our video created by Seattle Met featuring our work with Style Editor Amanda Zurita! If you’re ready to try the next wave in dimensional hair color, schedule an appointment today!