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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!

19 Sep 2021 Category - Uncategorized

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1年後にはロンドンに戻り今まで通りBaroqueに戻りますが、それまでの間も数ヶ月毎にロンドンに戻りサロンに立たせて頂きますので ご都合が合うお客様はどうぞご利用下さいませ。

One of our top stylist Mana is moving to Rome, Italy for a year from November.
However, she will come back to London regularly and at Baroque while she will be in London.
We will inform you the dates she will be back and take bookings for the service with her through our homepage. If you have any inquirey regarding this change, please do contact us anytime.

-Mana’s massage-


わたくしの不在の間 他のスタイリストへの施術記録の引き継ぎもさせて頂いておりますので、今後とも安心してBaroqueにご来店ください。 
しばらくみなさまに会えないことが寂しいですが、出発までの間とLondonへ戻った際には皆さまにお会い出来る事を 心より楽しみにしています。

Dear Customers

Thank you so much for your patronage over all these years. I’m Mana.

I would like to let you know that I will move to Rome for a year from November or later 2021.  
I will return to London every few months and will let you know as soon as the schedule has been decided.

While I’m away, the Baroque staff will take care of you on my behalf.  

I look forward to seeing you again very soon at Baroque.
Let me know if you plan to visit Rome while I’m there!

Best Regards,

24 Aug 2021 Category - article

Learn about the different types of blonde colours and what we recommend

There are many people who would like to have blonde hair but are worried because it’s their first time, or they have had a bad experience in the past and want to try again but are afraid to do it.

For those people, we would like to explain more about blonde hair so that you can learn more about it.

What is blonde hair?

Blonde hair colour is a bright colour created by using bleach to remove the pigment from the hair.

Many Japanese and Asian people with dark melanin pigmented hair have black hair, while many westerners with lighter melanin pigmented hair have blonde hair colour with lighter hair colour.

For those of you who would like to try blonde hair in the future, we will now explain the various things you need to know before you do it.

The atmosphere of blonde colour changes greatly depending on the brightness of the base

The blonde colour looks completely different when the colour is put in with one bleach and three bleach.

The brighter the base colour, the clearer and more beautiful the colour will be.

A single bleach can be called a blonde colour, but if you like the western look, you can get closer to it by bleaching your hair twice or more.

The blonde colour can be adjusted in brightness with the toner colour.

The blonde colour can be set lighter or darker depending on the colour of the toner, which is dyed again after the bleaching process.

The key to blonde colour is the initial bleaching process and the colour of the toner.

When these two are combined, it is possible to create a subtle difference in colour.

Types of blonde colours

There are many different types of blondes in the world.

  • White
  • Beige
  • Silver
  • Ash
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Pearl
  • Ginger
  • Orange

These are just some of the types, and by mixing them or adjusting the difference in brightness, you can create many different types of blonde colour.

Blonde hair colour is generally a bleached hair colour, so it gives a softer and brighter look than black hair.

If you’re not sure which colour suits you, take a look at the popular blonde colours we’re about to introduce.

The latest blonde colours

The blonde colour can be used in a variety of colour repertoires depending on the number of times the base is bleached and the colour of the toner.

The more times you bleach your hair, the brighter, more transparent and more beautiful the colour will be.

If your hair is damaged and you want a darker blonde look, one bleach is all you need!

Find out which blonde colour is right for you.

White blonde colour


White blonde colour is very popular when it comes to blonde hair for westerners.

The beautiful whitish transparent colour will brighten up your face and make you look like a doll.

To make your hair this bright from black, you will need to bleach it at least 3 times.

If you have strong hair, you may be able to get away with it, but if it’s your first time to go blonde, you may have a hard time.

Ash-blonde colour

A single bleach ash blonde colour can be achieved by increasing the base lightness to achieve a more translucent high light ash colour.

This client only needed one bleach, but the fewer times you bleach your hair, the less damage it will do to your hair and the longer it will last.

Find the brightness that suits you and find your own unique colour.

Beige blonde colour

The beige colour can express a soft impression.

It is a very popular colour in Japan, such as glaze and creamy colour.

The beige colour needs to be bleached to remove the redness, so you will need to bleach your hair at least twice.

The beige colour is easy to match with clothes and make-up, and you can get closer to the hair of a foreigner.

Silver-blonde colour

Balayage highlights/バレイアージュ ハイライト

The silver colour is one of the most popular colours in London.

The silvery colour is achieved by adding a muddy colour such as ash or grey to a light base colour.

This colour also needs to be bleached at least twice, but the result is very colourful and stands out from the crowd, making it very popular.

The colour fades a little quickly, but if you use a colour shampoo, you can enjoy the colour for a long time.

Rose gold blonde colour

The popular rose gold colour is still so far away in Asia, but is quite popular in the West.

The reddish tones of rose and the yellowish tones of gold are mixed together in a bright state to create a soft impression without being too eccentric.

Rose gold is a shiny colour, so it doesn’t look pasty and can create a classy and elegant atmosphere.

How many bleaches are needed to get a blonde colour?


To get a blonde colour, you need at least one bleach.

If you have dark hair, as Asians do, one bleach will give you an orangey colour.

By bleaching the hair more than once, the melanin pigment is removed and the hair is brought to a yellowish state.

In this state, it is easier to get a high light colour, and you will have beautiful blonde hair with a clear look like a real westerner!

Does the blonde colour fade quickly?

If you want to have a blonde colour, the bleaching process will damage your hair.

The cuticle of the hair is opened by the alkaline agent, and the second bleach is much harder on the hair than the first, so the colour tends to fall out more quickly.

The brighter the hair, the more open the cuticle becomes and the more the colour will fall out when it is exposed to water, for example during shampooing.

To prolong the fading of your blonde colour, you should

  1. Use Olaplex when bleaching
  2. Have a darker colour added
  3. Use a colour shampoo at home

It is important to take care of your hair.

If you are going to have a blonde colour, we want you to take better care of your hair than ever before, so we are going to explain in detail what you need to do.

How to care for your blonde colour

Blonde hair is softer and more vulnerable due to the damage caused by bleaching.

This makes it vulnerable to friction, UV rays and heat from the hairdryer, which can lead to breakage and split ends.

Blond hair is also more susceptible to breakage and split ends because the nutrients inside the hair have been drained out.

It is therefore important to nourish and moisturise your hair daily.

In addition, it is easy for the colour to fade, so regularly use a colour shampoo at home to add to the colour that is fading, and the colour will last longer.

It is also advisable to protect your hair with oils and creams to reduce the risk of damage to your hair when out and about.

When washing your blonde hair, do not scrub it, but rather wash it gently, focusing on the scalp, and lathering the hair area.

When drying with a towel, make sure to wrap it tightly to remove any moisture and avoid friction.

How to style a blonde colour

Hair that has been blonde coloured tends to dry out and look dry.

Oil is a very popular finishing treatment for this.

In the case of blonde coloured hair, there is not enough moisture inside the hair due to the effects of bleaching.

You don’t want your blonde hair to look dry and damaged.

The oil finish is highly recommended as it covers the irritation of the hair while making it look shiny.

Tips for doing blonde colour yourself

There are some items that should be checked before going for a blonde colour.

  1. Have you had your hair straightened or permed in the past?
  2. Have you dyed your hair black in the past?
  3. Do you have someone to apply it with you?
  4. Do you have enough colouring agents on hand?

are very important.

We will try to explain each of them in more detail.

Have you had your hair straightened or permed in the past?

Bleaching is very hard on the hair, so if you colour your hair when it is already very damaged, as it is with straightened hair, you may melt or break your hair.

If you have straightened your hair, you should never do it yourself.

If you really want to do it, talk to your stylist and go to a hairdresser.

Have you dyed your hair black in the past?

If you have dyed your hair black in the past, it will always fail if you do it yourself.

If you have dyed your hair black in the past, you may not be suitable for blonde colour.

If you really want to do it, you can use a foreign style gradation by using highlights.

It is not possible to do this by yourself, so please ask your hairdresser.

Can you get someone to colour it with you?

When using self bleach, always do it with someone who can apply it with you, such as a friend or your parents.

If you are using bleach on your own, it will take longer to apply and you may not be able to get the full effect.

If the bleach is not evenly lightened, it will make a difference to the colour that is applied afterwards and the result will be messy.

If you are doing the bleach yourself, make sure you get someone to help you apply it.

Do you have enough colouring agents on hand?

One of the most common mistakes made by self-colourers is that they don’t have enough colourant.

As with all colouring, many self-colourers do it themselves because they want to save money.

However, if the colouring agent is not applied generously, the colour can easily become sparse.

This is especially the case with bleach, as if it’s not applied properly or in the wrong amount, it can easily look like a leopard print from root to tip.

Blonde colour is also popular with men



Blonde colour is becoming more and more popular among men, as is the case with BTS in Korea.

Many men have shorter hair, so they don’t have to worry about damage to their hair as much as women do.

Brighter hair makes you look younger, so blonde hair is for all ages, not just the young ones!

Many people in their 30’s and 40’s go for a brighter colour because they tend to have more grey hair, so having blonde hair makes it less noticeable.

Can’t I get a blonde colour without bleaching?

Bleaching is necessary to get a transparent colour like blonde colour.

Asian people have dark hair, so to get the blonde look, you need to lighten the base black hair.

If you are concerned about pain, we highly recommend using a treatment that minimises the damage of bleaching, such as Olaplex or Fibreplex, as this will cause very little damage to your hair!

How to do and order a blonde colour


If you want to have blonde hair, make sure you find your ideal result in a picture.

Blond hair can be dyed in a variety of different tones and styles, some with a single colour, others with a slightly different design such as gradation or foreign style highlights.

Talk to your hairdresser to find out which colour suits you best.

Some things to keep in mind when ordering at the hairdresser

  • Number of bleaches
  • Use of Olaplex
  • Colour of the toner

It is useful to know about

The number of times you bleach your hair can change the condition of your hair considerably, from one to two, and from two to three.

It’s great to get the ideal blonde hair you want, but it’s no good if your hair falls apart and breaks.

Talk to your hairdresser about how many times you can bleach your hair, depending on your hair’s condition.

When you bleach your hair, make sure you use a bleach treatment such as Olaplex at the same time.

There is a big difference between doing this and not doing it.

If you have bleached hair, it is easy for the colour to fade quickly.

If you don’t want your hair to look yellowish, you can use a darker toner or a complementary colour to avoid the yellowish effect.

If you’re looking for blonde colour in London, look no further than BAROQUE HAIR AND NAILS!


At Baroque hair and nails, we are very good at blonde hair colour because we are a hair salon with customers from all over the world.

Because we have worked on the hair of customers from many different countries, we have the skills and knowledge to offer.

If it is your first time to have blonde hair colour, or if you didn’t get the look you wanted at another salon, we would be happy to see you.

We will provide you with a wonderful blonde colour that you will love!





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