Professional Hair Color Techniques

Our how-to guides are here to break down all the hair color techniques, from the most salon requested to emerging trends. Whether your client is after a classic balayage, subtle highlights or wants complete gray coverage, Wella has all the tips you need to master any coloring technique.

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Woman with a blonde bob and California inspired highlights, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

When you hear ‘Cali hair’, what’s the first thing you think of? For us, it’s...

Woman with a blonde bob and California inspired highlights, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

When you hear ‘Cali hair’, what’s the first thing you think of? For us, it’s...

Back of woman’s head with wavy, brown hair and caramel balayage, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

Does it get more indulgent than caramel balayage? Teaming bronde tones with...

Back of woman’s head with wavy, brown hair and caramel balayage, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

Does it get more indulgent than caramel balayage? Teaming bronde tones with...

Back of woman’s head with ash brown to ash blonde balayage, created using Wella Professionals.
Formulas Techniques Color

What happens when you combine brunette balayage with blonde balayage in one...

Back of woman’s head with ash brown to ash blonde balayage, created using Wella Professionals.
Back of woman’s head with straight, golden brown ombre hair, created using Wella Professionals.
Formulas Techniques Color

Sun-kissed hair doesn’t have to mean blonde. If you’re working with a...

Back of woman’s head with straight, golden brown ombre hair, created using Wella Professionals.
Formulas Techniques Color

Sun-kissed hair doesn’t have to mean blonde. If you’re working with a...

Formulas Techniques Color Styling

We so often see balayage swept through long, wavy locks and tousled bobs....

Formulas Techniques Color Styling

We so often see balayage swept through long, wavy locks and tousled bobs....

Back of woman’s head with long, wavy brown hair and warm blonde twilights, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

We often talk about sun-kissed locks, but what about moonlit strands? In a...

Back of woman’s head with long, wavy brown hair and warm blonde twilights, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

We often talk about sun-kissed locks, but what about moonlit strands? In a...

Back of woman’s head with long, wavy hair and honey blonde foilyage, created using Wella Professionals.
Formulas Techniques Color

Just when you thought your balayage technique couldn’t get any more...

Back of woman’s head with long, wavy hair and honey blonde foilyage, created using Wella Professionals.
Back of woman’s head with glossy, polished waves and red ombre hair color, created using Wella Professionals.
Formulas Techniques Color

Any ombre hair color is covetable, but make it a fiery red ombre, and you’ve...

Back of woman’s head with glossy, polished waves and red ombre hair color, created using Wella Professionals.
Formulas Techniques Color

Any ombre hair color is covetable, but make it a fiery red ombre, and you’ve...

Before and after of gray roots covered with blonde hair color.
Formulas Techniques Color

Going from gray hair to blonde is a process that’s always best done by a...

Before and after of gray roots covered with blonde hair color.
Formulas Techniques Color

Going from gray hair to blonde is a process that’s always best done by a...

Back of woman’s head with chunky, platinum blonde highlights through long, wavy hair.
Techniques Color

While some nineties hair trends belong in the past (butterfly clips, ‘The...

Back of woman’s head with chunky, platinum blonde highlights through long, wavy hair.
Techniques Color

While some nineties hair trends belong in the past (butterfly clips, ‘The...

Back of woman’s head with tousled, mid-length beige blonde hair, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

If you thought beige was boring, think again. When it comes to beige blonde...

Back of woman’s head with tousled, mid-length beige blonde hair, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

If you thought beige was boring, think again. When it comes to beige blonde...

Back of woman’s head with long, wavy, ash blonde hair and a shadow root, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

Every hair colorist knows about the importance of dimension. It’s the...

Back of woman’s head with long, wavy, ash blonde hair and a shadow root, created using Wella Professionals.
Techniques Color

Every hair colorist knows about the importance of dimension. It’s the...