Riding off the balayage method is a new technique known as ‘colour-melting’. Don’t worry, it doesn’t actually involve melting your hair. “Colour-melting is the new trend that allows colourists to use multiple tones of colour to create seamless colour from root to ends, whether you are a brunette or a blonde. It creates a multidimensional colour effect,” explained Tyler Colton, a pro stylist who works with Puerto Rican singer Roselyn Sanchez, as well as Fresh off the Boat star, Constance Wu.
It is similar to the balayage method of highlighting, but allows a more fluid movement of colours. This is done by using colours from the same spectrum and blending them together to look like they’re part your natural hair colour, be it pastel shades, ashy tones, or even jewel hues like amethyst. “This allows the multiple tones to melt together and produce a natural look that reflects different tones of light seamlessly,” added Ouidad stylist, Chadwick Pendley.