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Colour Contouring is a customised colouring technique that carefully positions highlights and shadow tones (lowlights) in specific areas to accentuate or hide areas of the face and features. The stylist can create an individualised colour and colour placement specifically for you that will draw attention to the right areas and minimise others based on your face shape. Lowlights or Darker Tones will absorb the light and narrow or shorten the face and features whilst Highlights or Lighter Tones will reflect light and elongate them.
Colour Contouring is entirely custom- designed for each individual client. As it is tailor made specifically for you it will definitely suit you no matter what your hair colour, length or texture.
You have a Round Face if the length and width of your face is the same..
You have a Square Face if the length, width and and jawline are the same in terms of length.
You have a Rectangular Face if your face is longer than it is wide but with a defined jawline and broad forehead.
You have a Oblong Face if the length of your face is approximately more than 1.5 longer than wide with a broad forehead, cheekbones and jawline. Similar to a rectangle but softer edges.
You have a Diamond Face if your cheekbones are wider than your forehead and jawline
To ensure a natural look choose colours that are no more than two shades darker (than your base colour) for lowlights and two shades lighter for your highlights.
Not at all! This colouring technique is extremely low maintence as the application and the shades are very natural and any regrowth will blend softly.
When you visit VIVO we promise hair you'll love, or your money back. And if your service is going to cost extra (for example, for long/thick hair), we will tell you before we start, or you don't have to pay it.
All essentials like shampoo, head massage and styling are already included in the package price. However, if you have long (below shoulder) and/or very thick hair, an extra charge from $10 would apply to cover the cost of the additional colouring product or toner.
We will advise you of all additional costs before we start - or you don't have to pay the extra.
In addition, if you already have colour in your hair, we advise you to come in for a free 15 minute consultation. If colour correction or pre-lightening services are required our stylists can advise you of any aditional costs at the time of your consultation.
Although opening hours vary slightly per salon, every VIVO salon is open Tuesday through Saturday. Late night and morning appointments are available.
Please see salon opening hours here
To check appointment availability, please call 0800 400 300.
This package is available with all our Senior Stylists. For Master Stylist pricing details please call 0800 490 480.
To join the VIVO team, all stylist must pass a comprehensive trade test with a VIVO Master Stylist where they demonstrate their mastery in cutting, colouring and styling. All Stylists then undergo continuing education with our national Training and Development Program. This covers both technical aspects, including all classic hair services and brand new innovative techniques in cutting, colouring and styling - and VIVO philosophy, which is centered around understanding the Client needs and desires, and tailoring a personalised style just for them.
This way, you can count on every VIVO Stylist to deliver the VIVO Experience every time.
For hair-care, colouring and styling we use only the professional Goldwell products. Goldwell is an international award-winning brand with more than 65 years of expertise in hairdressing innovation, available exclusively through hair salons. Goldwell are PETA members and do not test on animals.
All our salons have nearby parking. Please ask for details when making your appointment.
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