Ellen Wille Color embodies salon-inspired design; elegance, creativity, and artisanship. Unique to each individual style, no one color is the same. Stand out from the crowd in your own unique, Ellen Wille custom-designed color blend.
Let's set the scene. You have an appointment with your favorite hair or wig stylist. You ask for blonde highlights during the consultation. Imagine the stylist begins applying the same color formulation and highlight placement as the two clients in the chairs on either side of you without considering your unique and individual attributes. You are likely to be disappointed! This is because hair color is both an art and science. Before your color is formulated and applied, many factors are considered. For example; your hair length, curl pattern, layers, fringe, and highlight placement, etc.
This is exactly how Ellen Wille color is designed. Every style has its own “consultation” with Ellen Wille herself as she customizes color, placement, and tone for each one of her creations. Color will vary depending on the individual style, thus giving you the ultimate salon color experience in alternative hair.
Since Ellen Wille takes such a salon-inspired approach to color, we provide the color breakdowns in the form of numbers. The color numbers illustrate the variance you see. Every color in the alternative hair industry is assigned a number and that number lives within a color family.
Now let’s review the color distribution key now that you know which colors will be used. This will guide you in understanding color placement based on the color name.
MIXED OR MIX
Ex: Chocolate Mix; All colors are mixed with an even distribution of all the colors being used throughout the style.
ROOTED OR SHADED
Ex: Cream Blonde Shaded; A mixed color with a darker root throughout the entire style mimics natural regrowth.
Ex: Chocolate Lighted; A mixed color with a concentrated amount of highlighting in the front to open and brighten up the face-framing area.
Ex: Candy Blonde Tipped; Lighter tipped ends, similar to an ombre effect.
Ex: Champagne Toned; A root applied only to the top and crown area of the style.
In addition to the distribution, some colors will also be darker, lighter, or more warm-toned.
DARK more lowlights
Ex: Dark Chocolate Mix; A darker variation of a mixed color made darker overall by using the darkest color as the most dominant, creating additional depth. Creates the illusion of lowlights on the original mixed color.
LIGHT more highlights
Light Champagne Rooted; A lighter and brighter variation of a mixed color made lighter overall by using the lightest color as the most dominant, creating a lighter effect.
HOT more warmth + bold highlights
Ex: Hot Mocca Rooted; A warmer aviation of a mixed color made more vibrant overall by using the warmest color as the most dominant with bold highlights, creating a warm effect. Found primarily in red and auburn colors.
Now that you understand Ellen Wille's color philosophy, basic colors, and color distribution you can determine a color based on the color code.
As you browse through your favorite styles on Ellenwille.com, you will notice both the color name and color code at the bottom of every image and color swatch.