Balayage Hair Inspiration
What is Balayage
Balayage is a highlighting technique that does not use aluminum foils for coloring. As a replacement, your colorist uses their hands to hand-paint color directly onto your hair, creating more natural, blended, sun-kissed colors.
This allows your colorist more control for creating blended hues like brown ale and raspberry bourbon. The best part – is you can make it as soft and subtle, or ramp it up through bold and bright coloring, all the while having a universally flattering effect.
Balayage is loved by clients and stylists for its effortless and less maintenance than traditional highlights. It also tends to give you a better grow-out period.
Q. What is the difference between highlights and balayage?
A. The major difference between the two is that highlights almost always use foils whereas balayage is more of a visual hand-painted technique. Balayage will always give you a more subtle, blended result than traditional highlights. If you are looking to add non-uniform chunks or sweeps of color, balayage is a better option.
Q. Can balayage cover GREY hair?
A. Balayage is a smart solution for gray hair because it allows the colorist to specifically target grey strands without touching the scalp. And, because you don’t need to do a single process to cancel out a few grays, it’s easier on your hair overall.
Q. Does Balayage use bleach?
A. As with all highlighting techniques, balayage requires lightening – and that means you’ll need to have your hair bleached. When you’re using a balayage technique, you’re literally painting bleach or lightener onto the hair in a sweeping motion.