B is for BALAYAGE, here is our guide to everything you need to know about this popular sun-kissed hair colour technique.
What is balayage?
Balayage is still one of the hottest colouring trends around at the moment. It’s a freehand technique where the colour is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or highlighting techniques. Balayage can be used in even the shortest pixie crop however the best results is in hair that is longer.
There are so many different looks from soft and natural highlights to something strong and contrasting. It is very low maintenance as its soft grown out feel gives you the opportunity to wear hair colour that takes very little maintenance. It is a look that gives beautiful and modern hair but without having to be in the salon every few weeks for a touch up. It’s also a very economical way to colour your hair as you never have a solid demarcation line or regrowth, so if you can’t afford to get it done for another month it won’t look too bad.
How it’s achieved
The process varies depending on the length of the hair and the desired result. Our creative colour team will work with you to create the perfect blended colour for your look, with carefully placed colour to enhance the hair cut.
You may need to build up the colour initially over a couple of appointments, spaced a few weeks apart to avoid damage being caused. From there you could go up to four months without having more Balayage. You would just need to come in for a toner and a treatment to freshen up the colour in between appointments.
Is it for me?
Balayage works best on natural hair, but if you already have colour on your hair don’t worry our team of colour specialists are always able to create a technique to achieve the look you desire that best suits your hair type and colour history.
The best hairstyles for balayage
We love to see Balayage finished with loose curls or a beachy, tousled look where you can see the colour variations ribbon through the hair. Sharp, strong haircuts like a bob require a stronger colour or a block colour to show off the cut. Balayage is best left to more flowing hairstyles. Here are some of our favourite celebrity dip dyed looks.