Balayage hair is incredibly popular. What is it, and why is it so sought-after? PLUS read on for inspiring balayage looks.
Spring is the air and with summer just around the corner many of our clients will be looking forward to wearing a balayage hair style.
Balayage is a popular hair colouring technique that originated in France. The term “balayage” comes from the French word “balayer,” which means “to sweep” or “to paint.” This technique involves hand-painting or freehand application of hair colour onto the hair to create a natural, sun-kissed look. Balayage is known for its seamless and blended appearance, and it is often used to create highlights and lowlights in the hair.
Key characteristics of balayage include:
Soft and Gradual Transition: Balayage creates a soft, natural-looking transition between the coloured and uncoloured sections of hair. Unlike traditional foil highlighting techniques, which can result in a more defined contrast between the coloured and natural hair, balayage achieves a more gradual, blended effect.
Customisable: Balayage is highly customisable, allowing hairstylists to tailor the colour placement and intensity to suit an individual’s hair type, face shape, and desired look. It can be used to create both subtle and bold colour changes.
Low Maintenance: Balayage is a low-maintenance hair colouring option because the colour grows out naturally without distinct regrowth lines. This means that you can go longer between touch-up appointments compared to traditional highlighting methods.
Versatility: Balayage can be used with various hair colours, from blondes to brunettes and even vibrant fashion colours. It works well on different hair lengths and textures.
Natural Appearance: The goal of balayage is to mimic the way the sun naturally lightens hair over time. As a result, it typically gives the hair a sun-kissed, beachy look.
Balayage has become a popular choice among those looking for a low-maintenance hair colour option that offers a natural and effortlessly stylish appearance. It’s important to consult with professional hairstylist to achieve the desired balayage effect, as the technique requires skill and expertise to achieve the best results.
Balayage Hair Inspiration & Transformations
Head over to our Transformations page to view before & after videos, as well as some beautiful balayage refreshes to inspire you.
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