HAIR COLOR STANDARDS
Hair color, highlights, lowlights, and frosting will not be faddish or extreme and will be natural looking hair color, similar to the individual’s hair color (e.g. black, brunette, blond, natural red, and grey).
If applied, dyes, tints, bleaches and frostings must result in natural hair colors. The hair color must complement the member’s complexion and skin tone. Examples of natural hair colors are brown, blonde, brunette, natural red, black or grey. Prohibited examples (not all inclusive) are burgundy, purple, orange, fluorescent or neon colors.
WHAT IS HAIR TINT OR DYEING?
Hair tint and dyeing changes the color of your hair permanently. Essentially, hair tint works by opening the hair’s cuticle which allows the tint or color into the hair shaft. This is how it changes the hair’s natural pigment. Hair tint may fade but it won’t wash out, instead it grows out and will leave a growth line over time.
WHAT IS HAIR COLOR?
Hair color such as semi-permanent color deposits the color onto the hair instead of penetrating the shaft. Hair color often lasts about six to eight weeks depending on your hair and your hair care routine, washing out gradually over time.
WHAT IS BLEACHING?
Bleaching involves removing the color from your hair through the process of oxidation. Depending on the duration of the bleaching process, the results can range from a shade or two lighter to an almost solid white color.
WHAT IS HIGHLIGHTING?
Highlighting involves lightening different sections or strands of hair. The desired effect is typically two shades lighter than the natural color. The amount of hair that is treated varies depending on the desired style. Highlights are often used to lighten hair around the face or around the entire scalp, giving a subtle, sun-kissed look.
WHAT IS HAIR FROSTING?
Hair frosting involves the extended bleaching of individual strands of hair while leaving adjacent strands untouched. The effect of hair frosting can give an overall salt and pepper look, blending the lighter, bleached strands in with the darker strands.
WHAT ARE LOWLIGHTS?
Lowlights are similar to highlighting and frosting. The difference is, lowlights add darker color to hair. Lowlights tend to deepen an individual’s hair color.
WHAT IS HAIR STREAKING?
Hair streaking is a more pronounced form of highlighting or frosting. While highlighting uses bleaching chemicals to subtly lighten hair color, the goal of streaking is to be eye catching by adding striking strips of very light-colored hair. HAIR STREAKING IS NOT AUTHORIZED.