It seems like there is some confusion out in the world about Balayage, Classic Balayage is a highlighting technique designed to create a very soft natural look. Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour similar to what nature gives us as children with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks. When I say highlighting I mean root to tip. Pre lightner placed softer at the root painted on the surface of the hair with the last inch or two saturated with product. We have also seen the raise of freehand colour in general and I like to call this creative balayage and this doesn’t go to the root at all. I usually use a combination of both with my clients but for brunettes not to many hitting the root, I just don’t like the look.
My all time favourite product to use is Loreals paste studio blonde lightner it never fails me and is loaded with beeswax and conditioning agents, perfect every time.
There are so many different ways to apply a Balayage application, and when i’m teaching lots of people have looked on Youtube for how to snipits and played around teaching themselves . What I offer to my clients is a successful proven method that I have trademarked in the UK and Europe that allows you to do the application time and time again with no damage and no overlapping. Happy clients and happy students.
Balayage has brought about the biggest change in haircolour in the UK in recent years and from that initial stroke of a balayage brush many things have piggybacked on it Ombre, Ecaille, sombre,Bronde, BabyLights and no doubt many others. Salon menus are more exciting, Colourists are feeling more creative and people are coming back to the salon for proffesional colour which is brilliant.
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