Frequently Asked Questions

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aveda hair colour
hair cuts & styles
Does Aveda hair colour contain petrochemicals?
Can you customise my hair colour?
Do you offer hair colour that is suitable for vegans?
Are you the best colour specialists in the Elgin area?
Does KAM hair salon offer free consultations?
How can I avoid colour fade?
Do I need a colour allergy test?
Do you offer grey hair colouring?
Does your Elgin hair salon offer colour correction services?
Does KAM have lots of five star reviews for hair colour?
Why Choose KAM the Multi Award Winning Salon in Moray for Balayage?
Do you offer complimentary consultations?
Can I have a sun-kissed balayage?
Is balayage and foilyage the same?
Do you offer root shadowing, root stretching & colour melts?
What are lowlights?
Is ombré different to balayage?
What is the sombré colouring technique?
How can I stop my hair colour from going brassy?
Balayage hair colours for brunettes
Balayage hair colours for blondes
Balayage hair colours for red heads
Do you have lots of five star salon reviews?
Are the shag cut & wolf cut different styles?
What is a pixie cut?
Do you offer hairstyles with quiffs?
Does KAM hair salon offer men's hair cuts & styles?
Can you suggest hairstyles for long hair?

No. It contains organic plant oils to improve the condition of your hair as it colours, these natural oils include – sunflower, castor, jojoba, coconut and babassu oils – no nasty petrochemicals!

We can indeed. Aveda colour is powerful and each colour is bespoke 100% for you. Whether you would like a sun-kissed balayage, highlights, or lowlights, fancy a creative blonde, brunette or red hair colour or want grey coverage - we can tailor your colour to suit you perfectly.

Yes. We love Aveda hair colour as it is 100% vegan, 96%* naturally derived, fade-resistant and gives a radiant shine.

We think so! We have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver a range of beautiful colouring techniques and trends. From the latest balayage to the block colouring, ombre, root touch ups and more.

Yes, we do. Why not come and meet our colour team & have a chat about your hair goals? Your stylist will chat with you about the condition of your hair, and your desired hair colour and will happily suggest the most suitable techniques and shades for you.

Using Aveda's plant-based shampoos, conditioners and treatments for dyed hair will help lock in colour and resist fading to preserve its vibrancy long after you leave the salon. Chat with your KAM stylist who will happily recommend the most suitable cruelty-free & vegan hair care for you and your hair type.

For your well-being and safety before we apply colour to your hair we need to know if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients used in our colour formulas. We appreciate this may be inconvenient, but for us, your safety comes first. If you’ve not had your hair coloured at KAM in the last 6 months, you will need to pop in for an allergy test at least 48 hours before your colour appointment.

We won’t be able to colour your hair unless we believe you are safe. You don’t need an appointment and can pop in anytime, it only takes one minute and is, of course, free.

Covering unwanted grey hair, blending salt & pepper grey hues and embracing a natural silver grey tone can easily be achieved by one of our highly experienced hair colour professionals. We can create transitional grey hair colours that seamlessly blend with your natural root colour and leave no demarcation lines.

Aveda hair colour is truly amazing for grey hair, we can achieve 100% coverage in just 30 minutes!

We have seen every hair colour issue under the sun and are renowned for our ability to repair hair colour disasters.

Common hair colour issues include hair that has turned brassy or yellow from an incorrect bleach application, unwanted warm tones in the hair, home balayage kits gone wrong and hair colour that has turned out too dark or patchy. Rest assured the team of experienced hair colour technicians at KAM will carefully assess the condition of your hair, suggest the best course of action and prescribe the perfect solution.

Read our best salon reviews from delighted clients to see why KAM is an award-winning Hair & Beauty Salon in Moray, Elgin.


Our clients recommend us as a top hair salon in the Moray area for hair colour.  We are an award-winning hair salon and can even boast winning the prestigious ‘Scottish Hairdresser of the Year ‘award in British Hairdressing Awards.

The whole team continuously update their skills through regular training and attend industry events to stay ahead of the curve. This ensures that they can offer the most innovative and cutting-edge services to all guests.

We recommend booking in for a complimentary colour consultation with one of our team prior to your colour service. Here they will discuss the hair colouring application methods we use and advise on which shades and tones will suit your skin tone and personal style.

Call us on 01343 812325 to book.

Yes! Balayage hair colour can provide a sun-kissed natural-looking hair colour that avoids a hard regrowth line. It is a more modern hair colouring technique to add soft, subtle highlights to the hair.

Both balayage and foilyage can be customised to suit individual preferences and hair types. they have subtle differences.

With balayage your stylist can apply the colour directly onto the hair using a freehand technique while foilayage highlights are often added as foils.

Yes we do.

Colour melting & root stretch colours are popular techniques that discreetly blend strategically placed highlights throughout the hair to achieve maximum effect. The highlights are blended or ‘melted’ away from the root with a shade almost identical to your natural colour so there are no harsh lines between the different shades.

We can ‘stretch’ or ‘drag’ out your root colour, adding multi-dimensional shades, growing lighter towards the ends of your hair. No matter if you’re looking for a blonde, brunette, or red colour melt, or want a root stretch that blends the root colour with balayage tones, lowlights or highlights we have you covered at KAM hair salon in Lossiemouth.


Lowlights are when a darker tone is added to create a contrast against the natural hair colour. Lowlights can really add depth to your hair colour and can be used to create multi-tonal, three-dimensional hair colour.

Ombré is defined as when your hair colour gradually blends from one colour to another. It’s a great way for brunettes, blondes and red heads to have fun with hair colour with the dark to light hair colour graduation. Ombré hair colouring will give you a more subtle blend of colour usually ‘dark to light’ but can also include fun fashion hair colours.

Sombré is a softer more natural looking version of ombré, the root colour is often left the natural base shade and then a lighter colour is seamlessly blended towards the ends of the hair.

If your main objective is to achieve a glossy shine and remove unwanted brassy tones from your balayage or foilayage hair colour, then a toner is right for you. Colour glosses are another great way in which to give a beautiful finish and enrich tones in the hair.

Liven up brown hair by adding a few subtle, slightly red-toned highlights to give a bronzed effect, add warm caramel tones or keep it classic with a rich, chocolatey brunette balayage. Your first step towards stunning hair colour is to join us for a complimentary hair colour consultation where the balayage experts in Moray's KAM hair salon can discuss the look you want to create.

Set to become a huge hair colour trend is bronde balayage. Created by mixing blonde and brunette shades together, to create a stunning sun kissed look. We can tailor our balayage hair colouring techniques to get a colour that is individual to you – whether it be soft, subtle, strong or bold.

Red, pink & purple balayage hair colours are pretty and turn heads for all the right reasons. We have a wide range of hair colours to choose from including pillar box red, red copper tones, rose gold to bold pastel colours and bright fashion hues.

We do indeed. You can read reviews from clients who have been delighted with their hair colour at KAM.

Both the shag cut and the wolf cut offer a more relaxed and undone look compared to traditional, structured haircuts. If you’re looking for a hairstyle with a bit of edge and personality these are a great option.

The pixie cut is a short and edgy hairstyle that has been trending for a while. It involves cutting the hair very short, often with longer layers on top for versatility. This style is bold and low-maintenance.

Yes! For a fun and funky short hairstyle that pacts a punch opt for a modern short crop with quiffed fringe. Simply add some texture spray or styling wax and work through the mid lengths and ends of your hair to create texture. If you are feeling adventurous why not add a pop of hair colour to your quiff to really make a statement?


We do. Men's haircuts are equally as important and our stylists at KAM work hard to deliver immaculate precision hair cuts to all our male clients. Whether you are looking for a classic cut or a modern-day men’s hairstyle one of our stylists will be able to recommend a look that will suit your personality and lifestyle perfectly.



Long hair is super versatile and can be worn high up in a bun, in a long plait, bouncy big curls, loose waves or poker straight - the styling options are endless! Pop in for a consultation and chat with one of our talented team.