Airouch, shatush, balayazh, or How to dye your hair?

Plain dyeing gradually goes out of fashion, giving way to new methods - creative and, importantly, gentle. But just to understand all the intricacies and understand what one technology is better than another and what to choose - a hammock or a shuttle bus - is not an easy task. We decided to seek the help of professionals in our field: the colorists from the famous ExProvokator salon explained to us what was what. After reading the article, try to test your strength and pass our test.


Goodbye, striped highlighting! Hello, voluminous and multifaceted color! The new airtouch technology has come to the rescue of everyone who wants to keep healthy hair, while lightening it in several tones. “Touch of the air” (the romantic name is translated) is a complex and painstaking technique: it takes 3 to 6 hours to color long curls. But the most exciting thing about airtouch is its execution.

Having chosen one of the schemes depending on the type of hair, the master picks up small locks at an angle of 90 ° and blows them with a hairdryer. Under the influence of the air flow, weak and short hairs are knocked out of the total mass, and paint is applied to the curls remaining in the hands of the colorist. As a result of such manipulations, a beautiful natural color is obtained with highlights giving volume.


Want to lighten curls, but are afraid to spoil them? The shatush will come to the rescue. This fashionable method of dyeing allows you to achieve the effect of hair burnt out in the sun due to the soft, smooth stretching of the color in separate strands.

To get the most natural result, the colorist uses not one, but two or three shades, as close as possible to the base. The work is done on the basis of fleece - the dye is applied to the top layer of curls in a chaotic manner. As a rule, the tips of the strands are lightened - no more than ½ of the entire length.

Compared to other staining methods, shatusha has a more gentle effect and gives a contrast-bright image. Toning is recommended after 3-5 weeks. Karina Leading colorist of the beauty salon ExProvokator

As with airtouch, the roots can be tinted every few months. Shatush looks great on hair below the shoulders, especially if you lay them in large curls. The only drawback of this technology is its invisibility on a light base: you can achieve bright contrast only by darkening the root zone. But on light brown and dark hair, such a dye will look perfect. Here's where you can find more info: balayage vs highlights


Balayazh is similar to a shatush - after such dyeing, the hair looks very natural and, not being a professional, it is hardly possible to understand which of the techniques was used in this particular case. The main difference between them lies in the method of applying the composition: when performing a balayazh, a colorist paints individual narrow strands with the tip of a brush, and does this in a horizontal line with sweeping movements (yes, in French, “balayage” means “revenge”). The pattern on the hair has a certain shape: depending on the desired result, it resembles the letters "V" or "W"; the transition between colors is soft, smooth and not striking.

Balayazh allows you to create contrast, add bright accents, for example, locks of fashionable pastel shades - lavender or pink. Karina Leading colorist of the beauty salon ExProvokator

In contrast to shatusha, with a balayazh light strands are located along the entire length. This option does not require radical lightening, hides gray hair and does not need frequent correction, due to which it is suitable for any hair. The optimal length is below the shoulders.

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