By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee
Balayage is a French hair colouring technique where the colour is painted on the hair by hand as opposed to the old school highlighting methods with foils and cap highlighting.
The free-hand application allows to achieve a more natural and modern effect with subtle transitions between the chosen hues, whether blonde, brunette, red or unnatural colours, such as popular pastels and even neons. When a professionally done balayage hair grows out, the demarcation line between the roots and the coloured strands is not noticeable, since the colour wasn’t distributed evenly in the first place.
Before and after Balayage – Hair by Executive stylist Sharni.
Why Do We Love Balayage?
These highlights are hand-painted with the colour being swept on your hair strategically, and that means that the highlighted areas get a non-uniform distribution of the dye which results in a soft, sun-kissed, and shimmery appearance.
As opposed to standard highlighting methods that use foil or a cap, balayage is strictly freehand where the colour is painted on. You can amplify the hue to vary from a soft wash to bright and bold depending on your personal preference. Outside of very short cropped hair, it can work on a variety of hair lengths, textures and colours, making it truly universal and flattering for all women. Most are drawn towards it because the maintenance level is relatively low; many are able to go four months between colour treatments.
Best Balayage Highlights Ideas
Nothing helps to stay looking current as a modern hair colour and a trendy cut. The balayage is deservedly considered the hottest customized hair colour solution of today. Our vast Instagram gallery embraces the chicest balayage looks of 2017 from celebrities, A-listers and the most popular Instagram accounts associated with hair styling and hair colouring. These won’t leave you uninspired. By no means.
Balayage – Hair by Executive stylist Sharni.
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