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.
There’s not a foil to be seen as the freehand Balayage movement continues to be the technique of choice, Bronde is all the rage in LA and NYC worn by the likes of Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and Olivia Palermo to name a few and it’s now the number one colour service at Neville. Known as the perfect combination of brown and blonde tones, ‘Bronde’ is perfect for darker haired clients who want to try out a lighter colour, and can be warm, neutral or cool. The choice is really between you and your colourist.
It’s been a mad few weeks, with very little time for me to sit down and write. As some of you will know I have now been appointed the International Colour Director for Neville hair and beauty, 5 Pont Street London, The Bugari Hotel London, and St Barts. The whole move has been amazing and I was thrilled with the great press it received, so thanks to Creative head , Hairdressers Journal and Respect for their support.
The best news this week, was the fact I’ve been invited to work the stage for Hairdressers Journal with some Balayage, the panick has already set in trying to find the five models I will need, I have a month and a half to sort it. Later this month I’m going to get my assessor qualification and that all starts August 20th, I feel it’s something good to have and it will enable me to grade students at collages and within the salon for their NVQ’S all good #neverstoplearning, but it will be fun going back to school, i’m trying to condense it and fast track it, not sure if I will but i’m going to give it my best.
The Balayage Revolution is spreading. Here is a great article in the colour supplement of Professional Hairdresser hope you enjoy it.
In the last few Balayage classes I have taught, I have asked particpants at the end of the class to use social media adding the #balayaerevolution to spread the word of what we enjoy and love,I also wanted to stay in touch. It has been wonderful to be able to talk and meet up with other colourists who feel the same way I do about hair colour, we are building a new community on social media about enjoying and sharing our love for freehand highlights.