What is Clear Hair Gloss? Your Shine-Boosting Guide

Care Techniques Colour
Care Techniques Colour

A clear hair gloss might be one of the most underrated services on your salon’s colour menu. However, this subtle yet statement-making treatment holds more benefits than almost any other product in your kit. Sure, it doesn’t tint or tone, but it dials up shine to almost mirror-like levels. That’s just one of many reasons clear gloss deserves more credit than it gets. Here’s everything you need to know…

Hold Up – What is a Clear Gloss?

Think of it as a top coat for your hair. A clear glossing service sees a clear ‘colour’ mixed with a developer and post-colour treatment to create a shine-boosting solution that fills and closes the hair’s cuticle. It may be colourless, but this smoothing effect allows light to bounce off the surface of strands, creating unrivalled radiance – exactly like a clear nail polish might. There are a few ways for clients to ‘DIY’ a clear glossing service, but – like all colour services – the best results are seen when it’s carried out by a professional.

Back of woman’s head with glossy bronde hair, created using Wella Professionals.
Back of woman’s head with poker straight, mocha brown hair, created using Wella Professionals.
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Back of woman’s head with long, beachy blonde hair, created using Wella Professionals.
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