Balayage is more than just a trend. It has been around for a while and women have “rocked it” for years..It is a hair style that makes a statement..and with the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Biel all rocking the look, it is here to stay. But what actually is Balayage?
What is Balayage?
Pronounced BAH-LEE-AHGE, balayage is actually a French word meaning ‘sweeping,’ referring to how stylists sweep on a hair lightener to create highlights. Balayage is effectively the technique of free-hand painting highlights onto the hair, creating a soft and natural gradation of lightness towards the ends. A good balayage should result in a fresh, sun-kissed look that looks natural. It allows you to look vibrant and have that “holiday” look throughout the year whilst looking naturally elegant.
Benefits of Balayage?
The benefits of choosing balayage over classic foil highlights or perhaps ombre are numerous. At first, the process takes far less time hence saving you both in time but also in hair strain.
In addition, the technique generally requires much lower maintenance as there are no harsh lines of contrast to deal with when the dreaded regrowth starts.
Last but not least, you are able to create a much more custom and personalised look, designed specifically for your hair, its shape and natural curves.
What is the difference between Balayage & Highlights?
Unlike the old foil highlights, balayage – as mentioned above – is freehand painted directly onto the surface of the hair and is not saturated or painted into the hair itself. Due to the fact that balayage is painted by hand, the highlights are less consistent which in turn means a softer progression of the dye, leaving a beautiful, natural multi-toned colour. This also ensures that the highlights work in tandem with your haircut and natural growth patterns.
GA Salons #WhiteBalayage?
Balayage can be used by anyone and is suitable for all hair types and colours. Have you tried our seriously natural treatment-toner?
Masterfully prepared by our experienced team, the blend here is a special anti- yellow mix of hybiscus and some neutral invigorating herbs. It has the power to both neutralise yellow tones after the highlights service and at the same time close the cuticle and restore the hair fibre in the best, most natural way. If you are aiming for that kind of white pearl blonde that you’ve struggled to achieve, this might be just for you!
The creative possibilities of creating something beautiful with your hair are endless with Balayage. So visit one of our salons and arrange a chat with Gennaro to see what style suits you this Spring. ell us of any ideas you may have below and of course, do not hesitate to visit our Salons in London and treat yourself to a natural “face-lift” that will make you look younger and fresher by making your natural features stand out.
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