Hair Glow vs Hair Gloss

Hair Glow and Hair Gloss colour services both can achieve long lasting hair shine, however they differ in their application and longevity…


Hair Glow Vs Hair Gloss

If you don’t know your hair glow  from your hair gloss, you’ve come to the right place. As the haircare world is constantly evolving with new trends being introduced everyday, it can be hard to keep up. Luckily for you we’ve created the only guide you need to read about these two salon-exclusive services, to determine exactly what each treatment can do for your locks. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about hair glow vs hair gloss, and say hi to beautifully shiny colour results today.

Hair Glow vs Hair Gloss: How do they differ?

First things first, the biggest difference between a hair glow service and a hair gloss service comes down to how each service works and the end results you can expect. To make things easier, we’ve broken each service down:


Hair glow

Inspired by the glow trend in beauty emphasising subtleness and natural results, hair glow refers to a translucent hair colour service that provides a neutralised finish for extreme luminosityHair Glow will give a subtle look that gives your hair a fresh-looking result- exactly what you want for your hair! It’s the solution to achieving a natural, luminous shine, and is perfect for those who want to enhance the natural colour of their hair and are looking for a little bit of change to inject some light and luminosity to their already beautiful locks.


Hair gloss

On the other hand, a hair gloss service is used to enhance, enrich and tone natural or colour-treated hair. It’s a service that helps to brighten and tone dull or brassy colour, while adding shine and providing intense care. This leaves hair looking soft, vibrant and beautiful- the winning hair trifecta!

These two services also differ in terms of their longevity. A glossing service is a demi-permanent colour service (meaning it’s deposit only) while a glow service is permanent. A glow service can be customised to find the right shade for you, depending on whether your hair is natural or previously-coloured. With a gloss service, it’s recommended that you go for one 4-6 weeks after your regular salon colour appointment to enhance or maintain your current hue. Typically, a gloss service lasts 6-8 weeks and will fade gradually, just in time for your next salon service. Both colour services are ideal for those who want a low maintenance way of keeping their colour looking naturally beautiful for as long as possible.


Can I have a hair glow treatment AND a hair gloss treatment?


Absolutely! In fact, we recommend it. For best results, start off with a hair glow treatment at your salon. The good news is the glow service is suitable for all bases, meaning that regardless of your base colour, you can find the shade for you. With 18 intermixable shades, L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel Glow provides up to 3 levels of lift for in-depth permanent transformation- no pre-lightening necessary. This service delivers a subtle veil of colour on your locks, and can be customised for transparency or coverage, depending on the look you’re after. The Majirel Glow palette consists of light and dark shades. The light shades are formulated to neutralise yellow undertones, while the dark shades help to counterbalance any orange or red undertones- so there’s no excuse to rock brassy shades anymore! From soft beige to iridescent, intense cool boosters can be mixed with any other Majirel shades to boost neutralisation. For those with natural hair, you can opt for the L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel Glow service for all over or partial coverage to achieve glow dimension. For those with coloured hair, your stylist will use L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel Glow Refresh to neutralise brassy results and deliver luminous shine. If your hair is highlighted, L’Oréal Professionnel Dialight is the answer to respecting your highlighted locks. And for the silver foxes out there, L’Oréal Professionnel Fondamental Majirel can be used on roots to get you to the colour you’re after.


4-6 weeks later, fade can start to creep in, due to external factors like sun exposure, heat, overwashing your locks and pollutants interfering with your colour. Now’s the time to reinvigorate your shade with a hair gloss service in between colour appointments- helping you extend the longevity of your hue. It’s the ideal way to enrich your colour and help to tone your locks, neutralising any dullness or brassy shades. It also helps to give you beautiful shine while providing intensive care for dry hair (and let’s be honest, hair can always do with an extra helping of moisture and hydration). And the best part is, with a hair gloss treatment you can boost or alter the tone of your current colour to change things up- think golden blonde to rose gold , in no time at all! Get your gloss on to bring back the shine and make your colour last that much longer.


Now that you’re well-versed in all things hair glow and hair gloss,make an appointment with your stylist to achieve these fabulous colour results today for long-lasting shine!