Going lighter is a big commitment and can require a lot of upkeep. This is where Balayage is the perfect happy medium between your current hair and a lighter version that is super low maintenance.
What is Balayage?
If you are no stranger to their hair and beauty world, you would have heard the word Balayage in conversation. For those no sure what is means then here you go…
Balayage is a low maintenance, lived in hair look where the body and ends of your hair is lightened while the roots maintained a shadowed shade.
It’s a hair trend not leaving runways or red carpets anytime soon with the likes of Chrissy Teigan, Jennifer Lopez and the Kardashians rocking that lived in, super chic celebrity Balayage look.
How is it done?
Balayage literally means “sweep” in French, which is exactly what stylists do while brushing the lightening colour into pieces of the hair to highlight.
Depending on your stylist, length, condition and colour of your hair, Balayage can also be achieved by foiling or micro foiling.
Your stylist will work with you to choose the best technique to create an optimal outcome to compliment your features.
Will Balayage suit you?
Balayage quite literally suits everyone, no matter what length or colour of hair.
Adding different dimensions to the hair is super flattering while also being low maintenance.
To keep the colour looking fresh, we recommend coming in for a toner every 6-8 week after your initial visit.
What is the difference between Balayage and Melt?
Balayage is a technique that our stylist use to create a soft dark to light effect. It’s a great way to add subtle brightness to the hair.
Whereas a melt more describes an end result rather than a technique.
Basically, it’s when three or more colours blend into the hair seamlessly. You shouldn’t be able to tell when one hair colour ends and another begins.
What is the upkeep?
Depending on how fast your hair grows, we recommend making your appointments every 10-12 weeks for a full Balayage refresh.
To reduce brassy tones, book in earlier for a toner refresh.
In salon and take-home treatments are also a great way to keep your lightened ends looking and feeling healthy.