Balayage, unlike many other hair colour trends before it, seems to have a huge amount of staying power- and rightly so! This bespoke, natural, timeless technique is one of the hottest hair colour trends for 2016, and we can’t get enough of it at our hairdressers in Swinton.
What is the Balayage Technique?
Balayage is a French word meaning ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour– similar to what nature gives us as children – with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks, with the the finish being very soft rather than the uniform highlights that foils give.
How is it Applied?
Balayage is often referred to as a ‘freehand technique’ because no foil or meche are used to create bespoke, natural looking highlights. It is applied on the surface of your hair and not saturated through the section until the very tips, in order to create a very subtle, sophisticated look.
Both Balayage and Ombre are 4 to 5 hour services which consist of lifting, toning and personal colouring. The integrity of your hair is our first priority, so you may not always get the desired look straight away. We will only lift your hair as much as we think it can take.
Natural hair is a blank canvas, so the results are much more achievable as opposed to coloured hair which can be a lot more stubborn (and take 2-3 sessions over a 6-9 month period). The healthier the hair, the better the results.
Does Balayage Hair Colour Require a Lot of Maintenance?
Balayage grows out beautifully and more naturally than other hair colouring techniques, so you don’t get an obvious regrowth line between appointments.
Healthy hair is happy hair, and that will never go out of fashion! Balayage gives a gorgeous finish that looks healthy, glossy and sophisticated. It can be natural or strong, whatever you want, it’s all about the application technique.
All you really need to do is protect your hair as you would do after any other colour: use a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner, regular treatments and heat protection when styling.
Our team of experts can recommend a routine suited to your own individual hair needs during your next visit to Elysium.