16 Nov Thinking of Trying Balayage?
Are you thinking of trying balayage but you’re unsure if it’s a colouring option that will suit your hair?
Balayage is a hair colouring technique that involves painting on the hair colour. Balayage can be used as a low-maintenance hair highlighting technique to create a natural-looking hair colour. It can also create a more dramatic look and is a versatile hair colouring technique commonly used to create any type of hair colour.
If you want to know more about this popular hair colouring technique, we have the answers for you right here!
What is Balayage?
Balayage is a hair colouring technique that was founded in Paris and has been used since the 1970s. In French, Balayage means to “sweep”. In a sweeping motion, highlights are painted on sections of hair. Generally starting in similar hair colour tones at the midshaft and getting darker towards the ends.
It’s important to note that balayage is the technique of adding highlights to the hair in a natural-looking way. It avoids more traditional highlighting techniques like foils. It’s closely compared with an Ombre effect that acts to mimic the look of highlighting that comes from spending time outdoors.
Who is Balayage Good For?
Balayage is a great choice for those who want to add dimension to their hair without the commitment of a traditional hair colour. This colouring technique is also a good choice for those who want to cover up grey hair. Not that there’s anything wrong with your natural greys!
Also a popular choice for celebrities, this is a low-maintenance hair colouring option that can be used to create a variety of looks for every season and red carpet event!
It’s also a great choice for those who have thin or fine hair, as it can help to add volume and texture to the hair.
How Does it Work?
The Balayage hair colouring technique involves painting on the hair colour of choice, typically a colour slightly lighter than your own to begin with but one that gets minimally darker towards the end of the hair strands.
To achieve a balayage look, your hair colourist will place highlights in strategic places around your head to create a subtle, much less dramatic look than that of traditional highlights.
This is a hands-on technique performed by a trained hairdresser or stylist and it can take up to 5 hours depending on hair length and volume. As usual, longer and thicker hair will take longer.
How Long Does it Last?
This natural-looking hair colouring technique is a great low-maintenance hair colouring option for those who don’t want the commitment of a traditional hair colour. Balayage can last anywhere from 3-6 months, depending on how fast your hair grows and how often you wash your hair.
To make your highlights last longer, we recommend using a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner to preserve your hair colour. We also recommend using a heat protectant spray before using any hot styling tools on your hair.
Ready to “balayage” your friends off their feet with this beautiful and natural highlighting technique? If you’ve been thinking of trying balayage now is the time to do it! Get ready for the festive season and book your balayage appointment with Freedom Hair Artistry today.