Balayage is a popular hair coloring technique that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is a French word that means "to sweep" or "to paint." The technique involves painting or sweeping the hair with lightener or hair color, creating a natural-looking, sun-kissed effect.Unlike traditional highlights that use foils to create a more uniform look, balayage allows for a more customized approach to highlighting. The stylist will strategically paint individual strands of hair, focusing on the areas where the sun would naturally hit, such as the ends and around the face
Here are some common services offered for balayage:
This is the classic balayage service where the stylist hand-paints highlights onto your hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends. Balayage highlights are typically lighter than your natural hair color and are blended seamlessly for a natural look.
If you desire a more dramatic change, a full balayage service may be recommended. This involves applying hand-painted highlights throughout your entire head of hair, from the roots to the ends. It creates a more uniform and overall lighter look.
If you prefer a subtler effect, a partial balayage service may be suitable. The stylist will hand-paint highlights on specific sections of your hair, usually focusing on the front sections, framing the face or targeting specific areas to add dimension and brightness.
After the balayage highlights are applied, toning is often performed to enhance and personalize the color. Toning helps to adjust the shade of the highlights, neutralize any unwanted brassiness, or add depth and richness to the overall look.
Glossing is a technique used to add shine and vibrancy to the hair. After the balayage highlights are done, a glossing treatment is applied to seal the color, smooth the cuticles, and enhance the overall appearance of the hair.
Many salons offer balayage services combined with haircuts. This allows you to get a fresh haircut along with your balayage, ensuring that your new color and cut work harmoniously together.