Richmond, VA Hair Coloring Services

Being stuck in a hair rut is the absolute worst. One way to breathe new life into your locks is by changing up the color. There are many fun ideas, hair color techniques, and hair colors to choose from, which is why you want to work with a hair coloring expert. Below we will showcase and explain the details of several hair color styles that you would be able to choose from. One of them might just be what you’ve been looking for all along. Next time you visit your local Bombshell salon, remember the information on this page so you can tell your hair colorist what look you want to achieve!

Hair coloring in Richmond, VABalayage

This pretty-sounding French term, which means to sweep or paint, also has a very pretty effect on hair. During a Balayage service, which is a highlighting technique, a colorist paints bleach or hair color on the surface of your hair by hand. The colorist doesn’t saturate the entire section with hair dye. The result is soft, natural-looking, sun-kissed highlights that easily blend in as hair grows longer.


In this hair color technique, your root hair color gradually fades into a much lighter hair color at the ends, such as blonde. If your hair isn’t already dark, you may want your colorist to deepen your natural shade at the roots for a more dramatic Ombre. Balayage is the technique while Ombre is an end look. Your colorist will use the Balayage technique to achieve an Ombre.


Consider Sombre the subtler, softer sibling of Ombre. With this method, there’s a lower contrast between the hair at the roots and the hair at the ends, and the dark shade at the roots subtly gradates into the color at the ends for a more seamless blend. Some enchanting versions of Sombre are Blonde Sombre, Caramel Sombre, and Mocha Sombre.

Fluid Hair Painting

Similar to Balayage, fluid hair painting also involves painting the surface of the hair. The only difference is that with fluid hair painting, hair color is applied with your head leaned back against a table. With your hair fanned out on the surface, your colorist will have more control over the look of your hair since the colorist will be able to see how the hair colors melt with each other. The technique creates such stunning results that it is becoming a popular way to pull off natural looking and fantasy hair color trends like mermaid or opal hair.

Hair coloring in Richmond, VAHighlights

Highlights are sections of hair dyed lighter than your natural shade. They can be used to give hair dimension, accentuate facial features or slim down your face. They’re the opposite of lowlights, which are strands of hair that are dyed darker than your natural shade. To add highlights to your hair, your colorist may use one of two techniques which are foil highlighting and Balayage.

Babylight or Baby Blonde Highlights

The Babylight or baby blonde highlighted look consists of tiny subtle highlights that resemble the sun-kissed highlights you’d get around your hairline as a child. They get their delicate appearance due to the very small amounts of dyed hair that are separated and placed in each foil.


To achieve Splashlights, your colorist paints a streak of bleach across your hair and dyes the sections above and below it in a color similar to your natural shade. The result is a head-turning halo of color that works with any length. The looks were inspired by nightclub strobe lights, emphasizing where the light would hit the hair with a splash of color.

Hair Gloss

A hair gloss treatment closes the cuticle and the hair, leading to smoother, shinier and less frizzy hair. In tinted form, it’s a great ammonia-free, semi-permanent alternative to classic hair dye. If you already have colored hair, applying a gloss can help maintain your hair color, correct brassiness and deepen or tone down color. If you don’t want to change your hair color but want to reap the shiny benefits, you can use clear gloss, instead.

Silver Blonde

The rising popularity of this hair color proves gray is gorgeous at any age. To achieve a dreamy silver blonde shade, hair is bleached to a very light, almost white-blonde first. Then a purple toner is applied to remove any yellow tones before a gray hair dye mixture is applied.


A new take on red hair color, Ronze is a blend of coppery red and bronze, making it a particularly striking, vibrant hue. In terms of how wearable it is, it flatters a range of skin tones since it’s a blend of warm coppery red and cool bronze colors.

So as you can see there are many hair color techniques to choose from however not all techniques and styles are suitable for everyone. It is important to consider skin tone and hairstyle when choosing a hair coloring that is most suitable for that gorgeous look you are seeking. When selecting a hair color that is right for you should determine whether you have a cool or warm skin tone. Eye color is also important when considering hair color.

Contact Bombshell today to schedule a hair coloring appointment in Richmond, VAThis may sound confusing but it’s not as bad as you think. Here is a highly informative chart and checklist you can use to help in selecting the right hair coloring for you: Hair Coloring Selection Chart & Check List.

Follow these Do’s and Don’ts and you will have a much easier time trying to determine the right hair color for you. If you are still unsure, the hair professionals of Bombshell in Richmond will be able to help you in choosing the best hair color. Make an appointment with Bombshell today and get that stunning new hair color and hairstyle you’ve been looking for. Call today!