January has seen me take my Balayage revolution class on the road, already i’ve been in Cork and Newcastle. The response has been huge and heartwarming. People and the industry are more aware of the technique now, looking back at the last few years and it has really taken off here in the UK. There is still some confusion about what Balayage is, and in it’s classic form it’s a highlighting technique, but slowly we are over coming that. I believe its the fear of going close to the scalp that frightens hairdressers the most, colour bleeding on the scalp has never been a pretty look, and this is certainly part of the focus in my classes.
Monday 22nd October saw me do a presentation for The British Fellowship of Hairdressing on social media how it works and has worked for me. Below is the link to the images I used from my own stuf and the Salons.
This year has seen a surge in colourists seeking out training for Balayage, i’ve literally been all over the place and have been running many classes out of the salon Neville which has been amazing. My classes, and yes we have new balayage dates coming for 2015 are all about the technical application, it ‘s not enough for me to say thats okay, I like to think that its a full on day where the end goal is to dispell all the fears and myths about freehand work and really get to practice the skill of being able to paint the hair from root to tip so that after we have filled a doll head with balayage pieces you can then go back into the salon and start applying what you have learned.
wow how time flies its been so busy i’ve been rather owverwhelmed but i’m back on track
Yet again it’s been an amazing week, the thrill was the coverage in Harpers Bazar which did an excellant article on what they call the new blonde, for those of you that follow me you will know i’ve been an advocate of this look for some time now and the write up was brilliant