20 Sep 2021 Category - article

What is gradient colour?

Do you have the same hair colour all the time and have never been complimented on your hair colour?

The most common hair colour is brown, so it’s hard for people who wear the same colour all the time to notice the change in their hair colour.

Today I would like to introduce you to a gradation colour that I recommend to those people.

What is gradient colour?

Gradient colour is a design in which the colour and brightness of the hair gradually change from the roots to the ends of the hair.

If you are Japanese or Asian with dark hair, you may not be familiar with gradation, but if you are European or American with light hair, your hair will naturally become lighter as it moves towards the ends.

The look is very beautiful and is one of the most popular hair colours nowadays.

In fact, if your hair is darker at the roots and lighter at the ends than if it is one colour, you will get a beautiful gradation that will improve the look and feel of your hair.

It’s easier to see in three dimensions and the different colours look better when tied up or in an updo!

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Advantages and disadvantages of gradient colour

We would like to explain some of the advantages and disadvantages that you should know if you are thinking of having a gradient colour.

Advantages of gradient colours

  • Can give a stylish look and feel
  • Easy to try even for the first time
  • You can enjoy a variety of colours
  • No staining as the colour is not applied to the roots

These are the main benefits of gradient colour.

Bright hair colour is a great way to change the look and feel of your hair.

Even if it’s your first time getting a gradation colour, you can discuss the colour with your hairdresser and get the look you want, and because you won’t be bleaching your hair from the roots up, even those with sensitive scalps can experience a brighter colour!

If you are a student, you can try it during your holiday, if you are a working person, you can try a dark gradation color.

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Disadvantages of gradient colour

  • The hair is damaged by the use of bleach
  • Colour fades quickly
  • Hair care is required

There are some disadvantages to gradient colour.

It is important to take care of your hair every day, as the bleach can easily damage your hair and the colour will come out every time you shampoo.

So, if you are a careless person, you may find it difficult to care for your hair.

If you are concerned about the damage caused by bleaching your hair, you can go to a salon that offers Olaplex or FiberPlex treatment.

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Gradient colours for different hair lengths

Many people want to try gradation colour but are a little worried about whether there is a gradation colour for their hair length.

Gradient colour can be done at different lengths depending on the design, so it’s best to talk to your hairdresser about the brightness and colour that suits your length and hair type.

Short hair×Gradient colour

If you have short hair, you can dye your hair darker at the roots, or intentionally leave the black part at the roots and apply a lighter colour to the ends.

Even if you don’t use bleach, you can still get a wide range of hair colour by separating the colour contrasts, so if you have short hair, dyeing the roots dark is a good idea!

Bob hair×Gradient colour

This customer has a very bright silver ash blonde gradient colour!

If you’re new to this colour, it’s a little hard to try, but if you’ve had a bright colour once or twice, this is a great colour to try!

This is a popular colour for those who don’t want to look too young and have a foreign look.

If you have a bob, you can curl the ends of your hair a little to emphasize the movement, so it’s a good idea to have an iron ready.

If you have a bob, you can curl the ends of your hair to emphasize the movement.

Medium hair×Gradient colour


If you have medium hair, which is often the case for people who are wondering whether to cut their hair or not, why not take the opportunity to try a gradient colour?

It’s hard to grow it out, and many people feel that it’s a waste to cut it off, don’t they?

A gradient colour will give your hair a different look whether you wear it down or tied up, so it’s a great match for medium hair!

Long hair×Gradient colour


I wouldn’t recommend bleach colour for long hair if you don’t want to damage your hair, but if you want to enjoy a bright colour that suits your long hair, then I’d definitely give gradient colour a go!

In other countries, many people with long hair have gradient coloured hairstyles with highlights, and it looks cool even when worn straight down, and when curled or up, it emphasises movement and creates a mature, feminine elegance!

You need to take care of your long hair with bright colour, but the impact on your appearance is great, so I hope you will try it!

Popular gradient colour tones

There are some popular shades that are common in gradient colours in the world!

If you’re having trouble deciding on a colour for your graduation colour, try one of these colours!

Ash gray beige & Gradient Colour

Ash grey beige colour is very popular all year round, and it is one of the most popular cold colours.

In order to get a beautiful colour, you need to lighten the base colour by bleaching.

The brighter the colour, the more transparent and cool ash glaze colour you can get, so it is recommended for those who are okay with bleaching once or twice!

Pink and gradient colour

The pink colour makes your hair look shiny, so if you want to make your hair look cute and feminine, pink gradation colour is recommended!

You can mix pink with ash or pink with beige to create a soft or cool atmosphere, so please try it!

Purple and gradient colour

There are two types of purples: warm purples and cold purples.

If you want to bring out the redness of your hair, you can use a darker shade, and if your hair has been bleached several times, you can use a lighter purple shade to make it look whiter.

The thing about purples is that they look great even when they’re faded!

Beige and gradient colour


If you don’t like strong colours, try a soft beige colour.

You can go from blonde with bleach to darker beige for a softer look!

We recommend yellow-based colours because they don’t fade as much, so they look more natural and are easier to match with clothes and make-up!

How to care for your gradient colours

It is very important to take care of your hair every day after the gradient.

By taking good care of your hair, you will be able to keep the colour of your hair for a long time and keep it in good condition after bleaching it, so remember the following tips.

  1. Use an amino acid shampoo
  2. Use colour treatment regularly
  3. Dry your hair with a hairdryer

The above points are very important.

The reason why you should use amino acid shampoo is that most of the shampoos sold in pharmacies are high alcohol based shampoos.

However, these shampoos have good lather, but they have too much washing power and wash out the colour of your hair.

Amino acid shampoo is milder and gentler on the hair, and the colour does not fade as easily, so try switching to amino acid shampoo.

It’s also important to supplement your colour with a colour treatment every three days or once a week.

Your hair colour is most likely to fade when you shampoo, but it’s also nourished by the sun’s UV rays and the stimulation from the outside air.

So we recommend that you supplement the colour you put in your hair with a colour treatment at home, so you can keep the beautiful colour for a long time.

And after shampooing and colour treatment, make sure you dry your hair.

If you leave your hair wet, the colour will easily fall out from the open cuticles and will also stick to your clothes.

If you have a gradated colour scheme, remember to use a shampoo and treatment every day and dry your hair thoroughly to help it retain its colour for longer.

How to do a gradient colour

The method of gradation varies in each salon.

One of the most common methods is to apply bleach from the middle to the ends of the hair and then blot the bleach near the roots by hand.

The most common way is to bleach from the roots to the ends to create a difference in lightness, and then let it flow to add colour.

In addition to this, you can also use foil highlights to create a gradation colour like balayage or ombré, which requires a more advanced technique, but the result is more beautiful.

The most important part of gradation colour is the process of making the difference in brightness of the base, so if you can make this base well, any colour can be finished beautifully.

However, if the base colour is uneven, or the level of lightness or balance is not good, the colour will look dirty.

So if you want a gradation colour, make sure you ask a salon or hairdresser who is good at highlighting and bleaching.

What happens if my gradient colour fails?

One of the most common mistakes with gradient colour is that the natural hair and the bleached part of the hair are clearly separated.

This can be disguised after the colour has been applied, but as the colour fades, it becomes obvious that it has failed.

This is a common pattern in cheap shops.

Of course, this kind of mistake is also common in proper shops.

If the gradient colour fails, it will be necessary to correct the base with bleach.

Then you will have to pay for the bleach and colour again.

To avoid this, please make sure you ask your hairdresser or hairdresser who is good at bleaching and highlighting, instead of asking at a cheap shop.

Do I look better with a darker or lighter gradient colour?

Gradient colours are often bleached, but one technique is to dye the colour darker and more thoroughly to improve the colour retention.

If you like a brighter colour, you can use a lighter colour, if you want a longer-lasting colour, you can use a darker colour.

In the case of gradation colour, the colour will inevitably fade little by little with daily shampooing.

It is not possible to keep the same colour for several days after dyeing at the salon, so you should consider your lifestyle and the ease of maintenance when deciding whether to go darker or lighter.

Hairdressers in London specialising in gradient colour

If you are looking for a hair salon in London that specialises in gradation colour, please come and see us at Baroque Hair & nails!

Our salon offers gradient colour which is very popular among foreigners and real foreign countries. We use foil highlights to create a three-dimensional base so that your hair looks beautiful even after the colour fades.

If you are new to gradation colour, or if you have done it before but it didn’t turn out the way you wanted, please come to us!


We offer a gradation of colour that suits each individual customer, and provide a thorough consultation to make sure you’re happy with your visit!

We look forward to seeing you soon!




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