ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BALAYAGE
If you love hair as much as we do, balayage is a term you’ve probably heard thrown around a lot lately. Balayage isn’t a specific colour or look, but rather the actual technique that us stylists use to apply highlights. The name means “paint” or “sweep” in French, so with balayage, the dye is applied to the hair freehand, using vertical strokes (think of Picasso strokes on a canvas). This way, the stylist can easily build the level of colour from the mid-shaft to the ends so that the results are softer, more natural-looking and grow out without screaming, “I haven’t been to the salon in a while.” And because it’s not really something that non-pros can achieve at home, balayage is head-turning and super luxe.
The method isn’t just used for getting those sun-kissed highlights that have made celebs fall in love with it—balayage can also be a little wild. When the technique is combined with mermaid colours such as Paul Mitchell POP XG or Kenra Metallics, you get a rich ombre that blends two or three (or five) vibrant hues seamlessly. Plus, because balayage hair colour is never harsh, it creates amazing results on all base colours and hair textures.
Here are a few of our favourites from the RD team recently. Call us now to book in for the hair trend that shows no sign of going away.