A quick cursory glance on the internet will probably bring you to pages about glass hair being a certain type of symmetrical haircut (usually a bob) that makes your hair look shiny. But we’ve got to ask, what’s really making your hair look glass-like? To acquire a glass-like shine to your hair for a polished and dimensional look, it takes more than a skilled haircut. Behind the scenes there are two in-salon services you could have to make your glass hair dreams a reality - a hair glow treatment or a hair gloss treatment.
What’s the best way to achieve glass hair?Book a consultation with your colourist to start your journey to glass hair. They’ll be able to give you the inside scoop on gloss treatments and glow treatments, two services that are essential to achieve glass hair.
What’s a glow treatment?
With L’Oréal Professionnel’s Hair Glow, you’ve got the first translucent permanent colour to get a neutralised, long-lasting finish that provides extreme luminosity- making it possible to shine bright like a diamond. Inspired by the glow movement in the makeup and skincare world, a glow service is about taking it back to basics for subtle, natural-looking results that give a beautiful translucent shine to the hair. It is boosted in cool reflects to create a neutralised colour result, and is suitable for all bases. With its 18 intermixable shades, you get up to 3 levels of lift to create a multi-tonal result, ideal for those who are serious about adding permanent shine. This service also adds 4x more transluscency and + 50% more light reflection for extreme luminosity.
A Majirel Glow service can be used on natural hair for partial coverage or an all-over finish, while the L'Oréal Professionnel Majirel Glow Refresh can be used on coloured hair to neutralise brassy results. For those with grey locks, it can be mixed with L'Oréal Professionnel Fondamental Majirel on the roots to create a natural, effortless shade. It creates a translucent and soft hue that speaks volumes, turning up the shine for a subtle covering of colour. The light shades are formulated to neutralise yellow undertones, while the dark shades are used to counteract any orange or red undertones. From soft beige glows to iridescent light, the intense cool boosters can be mixed with L'Oréal Professionnel Majirel shades to boost neutralisation. The glow service is the answer to achieving natural looking results and luminous shine. It’s ideal for those who want a first taste of colour or to enhance their natural glow, and it can be used as a colour refresh for a lighter, shinier more translucent result. And finally, in case you needed another reason to use a glow service to achieve glass hair, it’s a low maintenance way to keep your colour looking natural, all in one quick salon appointment.
What’s a gloss treatment?
This semi-permanent colour service is applied 4-6 weeks after your colour appointment (fitting in nicely between services) to maximize on the longevity of your shade. It enhances, enriches and tones natural or colour-treated hair. Typically used on blondes, it helps to brighten and tone dull or brassy colour- two common occurrences for the flaxen-haired, working to neutralise any unwanted shades that may appear. Additionally it also adds shine while providing intense care for your hair (especially those with dry locks- another common symptom of blonde locks), leaving it looking soft and beautiful. You can also use it to enhance or alter your tone to add a different colour into the mix. With a gloss, you can go from golden blonde to rose gold in no time at all. A gloss treatment lasts between 6-8 weeks, helping to extend the longevity of your colour, and will fade gradually, signaling that you’re ready for your next salon visit.
How can you achieve glass hair at home?
Adding shine to your tresses doesn’t end in the salon chair, and the answer lies in a nifty little styling spray called Tecni.Art Ring Light Styling Spray . It provides the lightest finish for ultra shiny and glossy results. Formulated without added fragrance, it adds overall shine to any look, from slicked back to casual beach waves, to formal updos, enhance any look with this game-changing (and shine-adding) spray today.
Get your hair looking shiny and lustrous with glass hair, for the most luminous results out there!