What Is Balayage Hair Color and Why Is It So Popular?
Unlike regular hair highlighting techniques that require the use of a foil strip to wrap portions of the hair, Balayage coloring is a freehand technique in which the color is applied to the hair by hand, or ‘at random.’ Although, it was originally a French technique that was developed in the 70s, it has since made a tremendous comeback during the past year or two and is now being seen all over the world.
How Balayage Hair Color is Applied
In most cases, color or lightener is painted on to a few individual parts of the hair in a freehand fashion. Unlike other highlighting techniques, Balayage coloring is not saturated through to the tips and roots of the hair; therefore, it provides a far softer end result than traditional highlighting. Your stylist will apply the color at random; he or she will be able to place the color in such a way that it will be able to fully compliment a person’s skin tones and features.
Suitable for Most Hair Lengths and Types
Not only is the Balayage technique bespoke to each person who has it done; it has an added advantage in that the services can be performed on most hair types, lengths and colors. However, a common option at present is referred to as ‘bronde,’ which involves a subtle combination of brown and blonde tones being used that complement each other perfectly. A-list celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo and Rihanna have all been seen sporting the Balayage look recently.
A Low Maintenance Style
Many other coloring options and styles require a fair amount of maintenance in order to preserve the effects for as long as possible. However, a Balayage color design requires very little maintenance. An added advantage is that, unlike regular highlights that sport an obvious re-growth line after a few weeks, Balayage looks more natural when it grows out. It is important to have your stylist recommend an at-home care regime to ensure that the color is protected and you receive the most longevity out of your service.
Guests who would like more information about this coloring technique or who would like to schedule an appointment to have the service performed may do so by contacting the salon at 978-378-3333.