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What is 'Double Glazed Hair Colour' and how do I ask for it?

Written By Team Que 27 Jan 2023
Double Glazed Hair Colour by Que Colour | Sydney Hair Colour Salon

What is ‘Double Glazed Hair Colour’ and how do I ask for it? 

Our senses predict that heading into 2023, the one hair trend that is not going anywhere is Double Glazed Hair Colour.

Now is the time to get well acquainted with the term, so we’re going to break down exactly what it is, what hair types work well with a glaze, how it can benefit you and how to ask for it at your hair salon wherever you are in the world. 

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What does Double Glaze mean? 

If you've ever seen a photo of your favourite celebrity/model/influencer's hair and thought “how is it so damn SHINY?” The answer is they probably have regular glosses. The good news? These are accessible, quick treatments that you can find at most hair salons! And the best part is it is an affordable way to get a celebrity-worthy shine.

To break it down, the Double Glaze comprises two glossing services back to back. I.e.- a clear gloss over natural hair, a semi-permanent copper colour or demi-permanent copper colour. This is followed by a second gloss (or glaze) at the basin, which gives the hair a shimmering hint of tone to add intense colour reflection and give the hair a filtered look.

Where did the Double Glaze Hair Colour come from? 

We blame our favourite muse Hailey Bieber for this one. When launching her skincare brand Rhode in mid-2022, Hailey promoted the brand with this idea of “glazed skin” or skin that looks like it's been hit with a clear glaze of sugar… like a donut!
The skinification of the hair world meant this very quickly turned ‘glazed skin’ into ‘glazed hair’ - glazed nails and everything in between. We believe this is because the trend promotes true hair health, which will never go out of style. This is the era of healthy, hydrated hair versus over-styling and processing. 

Double Glazed Hair Colour | Que Colour hair Salon Sydney

What hair type is it best for? 

The great thing about Double-Glazing is that it is a universal service for all hair types and all hair colours. Of course, there is no denying that rich brunette and darker hair colours will look the most glossy after this service; this is simply due to the way this hair colour reflects light.

But never fear! Blonde, copper, auburn, or even platinum hair colour can all see extreme benefits by asking for a double glaze hair service at your hair salon next visit. This is because the ‘glaze’ itself is a custom mix of hues created by your colourist to suit the tone of your hair- no two glazes are the same. 

Even if you have 100% natural hair colour, you can have a double glaze by choosing a clear gloss followed by a treatment like a clear colour shine which acts as a topcoat of nail polish for your hair and lasts 4-5 weeks

What do I ask for at the hair salon? 

The best way to communicate the look you are after to your stylist is by showing them a photo or video reference. Always take at least three photos to show your stylist!

Next up, for the glazed hair effect, communicate to them that you would like to do a double hair gloss treatment to lock in, or increase the shine of your hair colour. This can vary depending on which hair salon you visit and which professional haircare they use. Be open to a conversation with your stylist about which products they recommend for your hair type. 

Which Glaze Products do we use at Que Colour? 

At QUE there are four professional hair products we love to layer on their own or together to create the Double Glazed Hair Colour Look. 

  1. SHINEFINITY- Wella Professional  

    Shinefinity glazes hair with a zero damage, zero lift, zero ammonia, zero silicone and zero drying alcohols formula that’s kind and gentle. This means you can use it on all hair types, whether your client’s hair is fine and fragile or coarse and dry. It’s great news for those who crave colour, but fear split ends and breakage. As well as being suitable for hair in every condition, Shinefinity can be applied to any base colour. It’s not just for virgin hair; you can use it on coloured or pre-lightened locks, too.

  1. COLOURTOUCH  - Wella Professional

    Wella Professional the shine and vibrancy of a permanent colour with the low commitment of a demi-permanent colour. All our Color Touch Products are Ammonia Free, low maintenance and provide high shine for stunning results.■ Low commitment, flexible, ammonia-free, multi-faceted hair colour for clients that like to change their hair tone regularly ■ Ideal for fun, creativity, enhancing colour, adding depth and tone

  1. COLOURSHINE - Sebastian Cellophanes

    Free from ammonia, alcohol and peroxide, Sebastian Cellophanes are a “hair-friendly” colour gloss. As well as heightening the reflectivity of each strand, Cellophanes strengthen hair preserves natural moisture balance and protects against UV. Now, glossy, translucent colour means stronger, healthier-looking hair. 
COLOURSHINE - Sebastian Cellophanes


  1. Shade Variation Treatments - Christophe Robin

    Christophe Robin’s Shade Variation Masks are pigmented hair masks that provide hair color treatments to neutralise unwanted tones or to enhance your natural hair colour. There are 5 shades to choose from, including Baby Blonde, Chic Copper, Warm Chestnut, Golden Blonde and Ash Brown. The innovative shade variation masks nourish and colour-correct hair in one easy step. Refresh your hair colour at home between salon treatments with a 5–20-minute hair toner mask treatment for luminous hair colour that shines

How Long Does the Colour Last? 

Like all non-permanent colours, over time the effects of a glazed colour will fade, usually in 4-6 weeks. We recommend booking a glaze every six weeks to keep your hair healthy and gloss looking optimum.

A great way to extend this at home is to use the Christophe Robin Shade Variation Pots, as mentioned above, every 1-2 weeks as a deep conditioning treatment. These are easy to use at home in the shower! Simply Shampoo the hair, towel dry and apply from root to tip for 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. No need to follow with conditioner; this hair treatment-toner hybrid leaves the hair soft as silk. 

We hope this blog helped you understand everything there is to know about the double glaze hair colour trend, how to achieve it and what to ask for if you want the glaze too!