Do you want Beautiful Hair with Balayage? What You Need to Know.
Everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge to Mila Kunis is wearing the Balayage effect in their hair. It’s a huge hair trend and is so versatile it can definitely work for you.
I love working with the Balayage technique – it is especially effective for those clients looking for a new colour,that is tailored exactly to their own personal style.
What is Balayage?
- The word Balayage is French and means to sweep or to paint
- Balayage is an artistic and sophisticated technique to gently lighten you hair
How is Balayage applied to your hair?
- Delicate highlights are hand painted directly onto your hair
- The application is very fine at your roots then becomes more visible in the mid lengths and ends of your hair
Why have Balayage?
- Balayage gives you a very soft, naturally sun kissed look
- The technique is tailored to your individual style – it can be as subtle or as intense as you want.
- Balayage avoids harsh colour lines in your roots and creates less obvious re-growth
- Requires far less maintenance than traditional foil highlights.
The lovely Jack Howard – one of the UK’s leading Balayage experts and International Colour Director for Neville Hair and Beauty, was kind enough to give me his thoughts on Mila’s balayaged hair:
“I love the way Mila’s gorgeous hand painted golden lights lay so beautifully in her hair – they don’t have to be too close to the scalp it gives it a very sexy lived in feel that’s fresh, modern and just so on trend – the trick for brunettes is less is more as you can see the golden hues stand out softly on this glossy look.”
Balayage works for all types of hair colour. If you have a dark base then you would achieve copper and toffee toned highlights and on a lighter base vanilla, champagne and honey blonde tones.
Balayage looks especially beautiful when ribbon curled with a wand, as it brings out all the rich tones of highlights in your hair.
It is important that you find a colourist who is professionally trained in balayage. It is a highly artistic technique and very different from traditional foil highlights.
But once you try balayage you’ll never want to go back.