Balayage has been in the epicenter of hair trends for a while now, but what you may not know it’s actually been around since the 1970’s. Balayage was born in France and is a technique where the hair color is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting. Balayage gives you a soft natural sun-kissed look that can be custom tailored to your hair color and style.
So why the resurgence of Balayage now? Most women love this hair trend because it is low maintenance and it gives you a gorgeous, healthy finish that looks nature-enhanced, glossy, and expensive. The Balayage highlights are typically not as drastic and only go a few shades lighter than your base color. Balayage is fantastic because it’s suited for all types of hair. The look can be personalized just for your cut, style, and shade – it’s all about the application technique. Lately, some ladies are opting for a bolder, and more adventurous balayage look too, by weaving in brighter and more vivid colors to create customized funky look.
One of the appealing aspects of balayage is that it grows out beautifully and more naturally, and you don’t get an obvious regrowth line so you can enjoy your color a bit longer between appointments. Remember when it used to be embarrassing when your roots were growing out? You had to rush to your stylist to get them touched up every four weeks? Well, that’s not the case with Balayage. The look embraces the darker roots, and the strategically placed highlights make the look more natural.
Check out our Garnish Balayage and Handpainting Gallery for some of our Balayage work as well as our Pinterest board for inspiration. Ready for your custom Balayage makeover? Contact us today to make your appointment!