Shatush is called French or Californian highlighting, but the original technique arose in the 60s in England. The name translates literally as the highest quality goat down. Having survived a period of oblivion, the method has regained popularity thanks to the spectacular hairstyles of Hollywood stars.
Shatush dyeing allows you to create the appearance of hair naturally burnt out in the sun, gives splendor and volume, is considered sparing. If you want to get away from highlighting that is irrelevant in our time, your hair has thinned from the constant application of paint, your own color seems dull and ages by several years - read about an easy way to gain a stylish appearance. In this article:
- differences and advantages;
- staining procedure;
- color nuances;
- features for different lengths and structures;
- at home or in a salon;
- photos before and after, leaving.
The difference between shatush and similar highlighting techniques
Hair dyeing is a responsible business. Sometimes in the salon you can get the opposite of the expected result. Shatush is essentially highlighting, which even inexperienced craftsmen often confuse with other similar techniques:
- balayage ;
- directly highlighting.
However, this type of staining has specific features. Unlike traditional highlighting, the brightening composition is applied not from the roots, but much lower. No caps required, no foil wrapping, paint exposure time is reduced.
Bronzing creates strands of several shades, but without a smooth transition. The entire length is evenly painted over, the hairstyle takes on the appearance of a soft rainbow. Shatush implies a subtle change in tonality, the use of one color, an intensity that grows from top to bottom. Balayazh is a transverse, surface lightening. The paint is applied with light strokes without affecting the inner layers. This is the main similarity of the two techniques. The difference is that the balayage gives a more uniform color with a blurred but tangible border of color change.
The peculiarity of the ombre is the complete coloring of the ends throughout the length of the hairstyle. The difference with the roots can be from 2 to 8 tones, both natural and non-standard shades are used - blue, red, eggplant. Although the transitions are shaded, it's hard not to notice them.
As a result, such a picture emerges. Hair shatush is strikingly different from ombre, highlighting, bronding, it is similar to balayage and looks like this:
- randomly selected strands;
- more light on the face, less on the back of the head;
- smooth transitions of one tone;
- staining about half the length;
- in the hairstyle there are only natural shades close to the main color.
The hair looks voluminous, in combination with tanned skin, it evokes thoughts of a recent vacation, refreshes the face, hides light defects. Coloring is suitable for any age, allows you to revive your own color, to make gray hair invisible. The only obstacle can be too short a haircut.
Technique of staining
You will find an unusual procedure, which begins with a fleece. Most craftsmen use just this technique. It allows you to get the desired effect of natural burnout under the sun with almost 100% guarantee.
Sequence of actions:
- hair is divided into small strands, about 2 cm;
- the root zone is strongly combed;
- paint is applied to the free ends with light, chaotic strokes;
- the exposure time is maintained, from 10 to 30 minutes;
- further - shampooing and subsequent care.
Everything is made open in a way, without additional wraps, which gives the most natural result. The brightening composition is selected individually. Sometimes, to enhance the effect, additional toning is carried out.
Ideally, this type of highlighting is done on undyed curls, but in reality this is rare. If previous experiments with hair have led to unsatisfactory results, preliminary alignment of the tone may be required.
Experienced hairdressers prefer to do without fleece. When you are offered such a service in an unfamiliar salon, make sure of the competence of the master. The best way to find out something is through the recommendations of acquaintances and a personal conversation, where questions on the topic are asked without false modesty.
Your color in the style of shatush
Who is suitable for fashionable coloring - brunettes or brown-haired women, what to do with red and blondes, what to do with gray hair or residual highlights? If any of these questions arise in your head, you are on the right track. Each case has its own characteristics.
Dark and black hair
Brunettes should not strive for contrast and too light strands. For dark and black hair, shades that are not from the blond line are recommended, but more neutral ones:
- dark ash.
The choice of tone depends on the color type of the appearance. Cold goes well with cold, warm with warm.
Light brown shatush
This type of coloring is ideal for brown-haired women. Brown hair is most susceptible to natural sun fading. The effect of painting, as a rule, meets all expectations. Suitable for the shade - beige, ash pearls, golden honey.
Shatush for light curls
Blondes should not expect dramatic changes, but the hairstyle will acquire additional shine, volume, dynamism. It is important to do not lightening, but staining. It is better to turn to an experienced master who will choose the tone and, possibly, recommend darkening the roots.
Fire Beauties can face a problem. Reddish strands are weakly susceptible to fading, and it is rather difficult to find a suitable companion shade. Do it yourself only if you have a subtle feel for the color, but rather trust the stylist.
Weakened and damaged hair requires prior preparation. A month before the upcoming event, start doing moisturizing and nourishing masks, head massage, if possible, give up a hairdryer, irons, hairs and excessive styling. Give your hair (or whatever is left of it) a break. Cut off the split ends.
With the help of coloring shatush you can become several years younger. It's about gray hair and highlighting in the style of the last century. But not every case lends itself to adjustment. Gray strands are not a hindrance, if there are no more than 30-40% of them. Highlights should be slightly overgrown so that the roots acquire a natural color.
Shatush for any image
We are all different. Someone likes long curly curls or an elegant bob, many prefer a sporty style with a short haircut. Whether shatush is suitable for any hairstyle - let's try to figure it out.
Dyeing with bangs
Perhaps the most sore point is the bangs. Coloring it or leaving it as it is - depends on the type of hairstyle. In short, lightening will definitely be present. We do differently with long and medium hair. Coloring begins at the level of the lower edge of the bangs, it itself is not affected, or a pair of very thin strands is added.
Shatush looks great on curly hair. You can choose this type of coloring, regardless of whether you have small curls or large curls. In the first case, you will get a playful image, in the second - an amazing play of color.
Those with perfectly smooth straight hair can also easily choose this technique. But in this case, the staining must be done flawlessly. Graduated and cascading haircuts are less demanding. Rescues the effect of layering and chic volume.
A gift from nature or the result of one's own efforts, long hair, allows you to demonstrate shatush in all its glory. The brushes of the master have a lot to unfold, you can create with the help of one paint up to five different shades, gently replacing each other.
It seems that there is less room for creativity on the medium length, but this is not so. Classic and asymmetrical bob, elongated bob, cascade - your favorite and popular hairstyles will acquire a special charm with the style of shatush.
It is unlikely that such a transition of colors on a boy's haircut will work. There is simply not enough length, which should be present, otherwise the hairstyle will look untidy, as if the roots have simply grown, and laziness to put yourself in order. The way out is creativity. Everything changes if you use styling for the effect of varying degrees of disheveledness.
Shatush at home - is it possible and is it worth the risk?
I don't want to trust an amateur's hairstyle. The price for the services of a good master is quite high. An idea creeps in - to do everything on your own or with the help of a friend at home. This is possible, only the technique will be slightly different.
The technique of applying paint is the same - in short strokes, superficially in the middle, abundantly at the end of the strand. The differences lie in preliminary preparation. It is difficult to rake the bouffant itself, so it is better to use more gentle methods.
In the first case, small braids are braided from the root, the remaining areas are painted over. The second option is to collect a high tail on the top of the head. It needs to be divided into strands and still combed. Then paint is applied, the tail is wrapped in cellophane or wax paper, it is kept for a while, everything is washed off. The difficulty of the home method is that it is difficult to create a smooth transition of tones and correctly maintain the time interval. Sometimes 10 minutes is enough, and sometimes 30 is not enough. As a result, the result may be disappointing.
Think about whether it is worth the risk, or it is better to trust the hands of a specialist. Moreover, fixed costs are not expected, there is often no need to visit the salon. Correction will be required no earlier than three to four months.
Photos before and after coloring: how to save the effect
Remember the puzzle with finding the differences in pictures and compare the girls in the neighboring photos. Sometimes it seems that these are two different people.
It's not a problem to transform, but spectacular overflows can fade over time, lose their shine. A new look requires grooming.
Try not to wash your hair with too hot water. Stock up on special shampoos and conditioners for colored hair. Don't forget about nourishing masks. Use a hairdryer, styling, varnish to a minimum. Protect yourself from the sun, braid long curls at night. You can apply a salon procedure - lamination.
Sometimes going to the hairdresser is like starting a new life, so take a step towards transformation!