Root melt, Root shadow, Root smudge, they're all one of the same really. 

A root melt is where the colour is melted down from the root around 2-4 inches. It's usually a colour that is similar to your natural colour to create a deep, dimensional root. A root smudge or shadow is very similar but only comes down 1/2 - 1 inch from the root. 


The purpose of these root colours is to add depth and dimension at the root after a blonding service but also to diffuse the line of demarcation from the lighter ribbons wether its from highlights, foilayage or balayage.

It really does help to create a seamless blend and ensures easy maintenance and longevity.


The information

Who is it for?

Either for blondes who want to add some depth into their root or to finish off a balayage or foilayage look for a seamless blend from root to highlighted areas.

What to expect?

You will end up with a natural looking colour at the root, blending into the lighter parts gradually. With the type of colour we use, you'll gain a real shine to your hair!

Products used

We use Keune Colour demi-colours to ensure it will be easy to re-lighten when needed.


The root colour usually lasts 12-24 washes. It will fade true to tone.

After Care 

Colour protecting shampoo and conditioner.

Heat protection

Sun UV protection if on holiday

Cost & Time in Salon

Takes an extra 10-20 mins on your service.

Costs £15 to add on.

THE Consultation

At the consultation, inspiration colours, set realistic expectations & aftercare. 

We will offer you a patch test if required.

Please feel free to provide us with photo as inspiration of the desired look. 

We offer standard colour consultations but we also offer hair advice consultations at £30 and can be redeemed on any products bought on the day.