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The Color Bar—Custom Coloring Techniques at Penticton’s Leading Salon

We are hair artists with passion! Masters in color techniques and with continuous updating, Hair House stylists attend new educational courses to bring our clients the best beauty salon experience. Our stylists are all certified color technicians armed with new techniques gained through our Wella International master classes and Goldwell Educators training in color correction techniques and color placement. Our premium beauty services include precision cutting, which is the foundation of a good cut, along with coloring that can individualize your cut or coloring.


Salon color has come charging out of the closet! Male, female, young and old - today we are wearing it like a badge of honor. Whether you want to erase a few years of unwelcome grey, get subtle highlights, rock an intense splash or hint with a peek-a-boo from our wild Paintbox collection, Conservative to unconventional looks, "boho-chic" or techniques to show off your wild personality. Go bold and make a statement! Hair House is an innovative beauty salon with creative artists....the beauty salon with the amazing color bar!


Foil Highlights & Lowlights – The Best Technique for Varied Tone

Foils (or hi-lites/highlights) are an essential and artistic tool for the highly skilled color technician. Each individual foil is placed, with varying degree of width and volume, and in a wide range of tones and shades. The result is as unique as you.


Partial foils refer to anything less than a full head of foils. It’s a very open-ended term that generally means the crown area, part-line and front hairline. They are very versatile, and the foils can be woven or sliced, or sections of hair colored randomly—whatever you desire!


Full foils create an all-over effect of highlighted hair that can be woven or sliced, depending on the effect you require. It can be as natural or as bold as you would like it. You can add in as many colors as you would like to create a feeling of naturalness or it can be as big as your imagination.


Ombre/Balayage Balayage is a free-form highlighting technique. Usually a powder lightener is used to paint individual strands of hair. This technique can offer a more natural look to highlighting hair by doing away with the more uniform foiling process. Balayage is the technique that is used to achieve ombre hair color.


Framing is the placement of foils around the face to add brightness or for dramatic effects to emphasis a haircut.


Lowlights are like highlights with a major exception: instead of removing color, hair color is used to add tone or depth to washed-out ends or simply to add darker strands. These lowlights add depth and variation.


Full Color Change & Regrowth/Roots

A complete change of color can produce dramatic and stunning results, or it may be used just to cover grey hair, or to enliven you own natural shade with better hair color depth and shine.


Hair color changeis a permanent hair color that is applied by our technician on small sections of hair. Starting at the root they will ensure even and extensive coverage to achieve a perfect result. Our extensive hair color chart offers a massive choice of shades (depth of color) and tones (balance of tint colors).


Regrowth (or roots) top up your full-head color previously applied. Not only does it cover natural color new growth, but it also adds renewed color depth and shine, so that your hair looks in great condition.


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Goldwell ELUMEN

Get high performance ammonia-free hair color without oxidation. ELUMEN is a hair color that illuminates the hair intensively from inside out to achieve intense, peerless results for color professionals. ELUMEN has bold and wild colors and is permanent.


Benefits Include:

  • Intense and brilliant color results
  • Exceptional shine
  • Remarkable and incredible durability
  • Amazing, healthy looking hair up to 76% more color intensity compared to conventional oxidative permanent hair colors

Fashion Techniques

Hair coloring has been revolutionized over the past decade by new techniques and technology. These are just some of the many methods we use to create beautiful hair color transformations.


Glossing is a superb way to give your hair masses of shine, and add intensity and depth to your color. This semi-permanent hair color contains beeswax and conditioners that are gentle on your hair and can be used to camouflage grey hair or add depth, sheen and vibrancy to your hair color, whether natural or already colored. Glossing will not lighten hair – it adds tone.


Paintbox is for the funky guy or girl that wants to be a little more daring. Paintbox comes in all the colors of the rainbow, and when different shades are fused together the result can be striking.


Paintbox is not a color for the faint-hearted. Pravana is our semi-permanent hair color line with a variety of wild colors.


Color Correction & Fixing Hair Color Problems

This is where the highly skilled master color technician is worth his/her weight in gold. Hair House colorists fix imbalance and shade problems. Dealing with hair color problems is our specialty. The Hair House experts will analyze your hair to calculate the accurate mix of tones and shades to restore an overall color. We are also trained in color placement and grey coverage.


Changing your hair color is seldom as simple as applying a new shade over the top. If your hair has been colored before you could have different shades at the ends because of sunlight or frequent washing; there is likely to be root regrowth in your natural shade; and there could be a build-up of color on the mid-lengths that is too dark. A change of color under these circumstances means dealing with every part of the hair individually, using different shades and tones on each section.


Fixing imbalance and shade problems can be as simple as dealing with hi-lites that are too yellow or removing dark bands where color has been over-applied many times. This kind of problem is dealt with every day in our salon.


Dealing with hair color problems is our specialty at Hair House—we are color experts. Often these complex problems will require removing color from some sections while adding to others. The technician will analyze every part of your hair to calculate the accurate mix of tones and shades to restore an overall color.


If you have a hair color disaster – DO NOT worry, we have the experience, skills and techniques to help you.


Is it Time for a Hair Makeover?

Bored with your hair color but not sure if it’s really time for a change? Here are 5 signs you need a hair color makeover:


1. Has your hair color lost its shine?

A simple hair color gloss treatment can restore shine brilliantly, not to mention leave hair soft and silky feeling.


2. Are you no longer getting compliments on your hair color?

Your stylist can add highlights or lowlights to restore dimension. If your hair color and skin tone become too close, this can result in your color appearing fading and your skin looking washed out.


3. When is the last time you tried anything new?

Instead of asking for the same shade over and over, get inspired to try a new hair color!


4. Are you having trouble keeping up with re-touches?

Try the ombre hair color trend (our featured image) that’s all the rage on the red carpet. Color gradually transitions from darker at the roots to lighter at the ends, for a look that’s flattering and low maintenance.


5. Do you wear your hair in a ponytail 24/7?

While a constant ponytail is a sign you need a different haircut, it’s also a sign you could use a new hair color. A new hue will inspire you to wear your hair down and show off your great new hair color!


Hair House stylists are certified with advanced color classes, and are regulated with Goldwell Academy trainers, continuously upgraded in current, trendsetting techniques.


The Hair House Team Loves to Play!

Our professional Paintbox colors range from bright, bold and wild to soft pastels; permanent to semi-permanent. Foils can be woven, sliced or randomly placed just for an accent. We also specialize in lowlights, highlights, color blocking and balayage. Face framing can be dramatic or subtle.


The Hair House is a Goldwell Destination Salon and is rated as a color speciality salon. We feature color products that that are available exclusively to hair stylist professionals.

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Drop in to see our wall chart collection of beautiful shades.

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