Hair Colour Terminology Guide

Hair Colour 101 From The Colour Specialists At Mojo’s Hairdressing In Chorley

Finding a hair colour that really suits you can give you a massive boost in confidence and a spring in your step! Here at Mojo’s hair salon, Chorley, we understand that knowing what to ask for when booking your hair appointment can be a daunting task! There are so many variations of colours and looks to choose from so knowing which one is right for you can be confusing. 

If you are looking for a new colour, book a complimentary hair colour consultation at our Chorley hair salon near Preston. We can assess your hair, including your current colour and condition, and discuss the looks you love so we can plan for your new hair colour! If you know what you want, you can book your appointment online.

Read on to learn all the latest hairdressing lingo with our hair colour 101 guide…

Please note: At Mojo’s, our guests’ well-being is paramount. For your safety, we insist on carrying out a skin test 48 hours prior to colouring services.

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What Are The Most Popular Hair Colouring Techniques?

There are a number of hair colouring techniques available. Which one is right for you depends on the look you are hoping to achieve. Highlights can add a sun-kissed effect to your locks whilst an all-over platinum blonde shade will make a statement and a root touch-up will cover unwanted greys!

If you’ve seen a hair colour you love, why not show us an image so we can create a version that looks great on you?

Read on to learn more about the most asked for hair colours at our Chorley hair salon and what they are below.


Colour melt hair is a modern colouring technique offering soft graduation of colour normally with 3 or more similar colours being overlapped to give a seamless flow of colour.


Foilayage is a traditional balayage with foil highlights added (often placed around the front hairline) to achieve a brighter, fresh look.


Babylights are super fine streaks of colour that aim to give the effect as if your hair has been kissed by the sun.


Money piece colour is also known as face frame colour – think Gerri Halliwell’s obvious blonde strips of blonde hair colour in the 90s.


Balayage hair colour is applied away from the roots to avoid an obvious regrowth with colour application being focused mainly on the mid-lengths and ends.


Where the root area is covered, often to cover up grey hair.


Applying foil highlights and lowlights is a way of adding multiple tones and shades to your hair colour, it’s a great way to add tone and create texture within the hair.

Experts In Hair Colour Correction

Mojos has gained a reputation as being one of the best hair colour correction salons in the Preston area. If you’ve had a hair colour disaster at home or in another salon, please book in as soon as possible for a colour correction consultation so we can assess your hair and work on a plan to get it looking healthy and a beautiful colour once again.

Book Your Hair Colour Appointment at Mojo’s Hairdressers, Chorley

If you’re after a top local hair colour salon in Chorley, please get in touch by calling 01257 235 110 or book online using the pop up to the right of the page. From balayage highlights, lowlights, root touch-ups, and colour melts to crazy hair colours and grey hair coverage – we can create your dream look, book in for a complimentary consultation today.