When we first heard about Balayage, it was a hair game changer.
No longer did we have to sit, head in foils, for what felt like three days only to end up with hair so stripy it brought to mind images of Nicole Richie circa 2003.
No, because Balayage is the hair dye trend that changed everything.
From Alexa Chung to Rihanna, anyone who was anyone was asking for Balayage to achieve that dreamy ‘just been kissed by the sun in the Maldives’ caramel hair.
Here at the Works salon in Marple, we love Balayage. It is beautiful and always makes hair look healthy and bright.
What is Balayage?
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.
How can you tell when its been done properly?
The Balayage pieces should be very close and soft at the root leading to a thicker highlight at the ends of the hair. Balayage should be applied on the surface of the section and not saturated through the section until the very tips, otherwise you would have a streak of colour that isn’t vey soft at all.
What’s the difference between balayage and ombré?
As we say above, Balayage is a French word that means to sweep or paint; it’s a highlighting technique. Ombré means to shadow, and it’s a seamless gradiation from darker to lighter. People do get confused by the two but you can also combine them in a merged technique which can be very pretty.
Sombré is a much softer version of ombré and is still popular, especially with the charcoal grey trend.
Take a look at the images of Balayage examples and if you’d like a chat about how we can make you look and feel amazing just visit us at our salon in Marple, call us on 0161 425 9909 or visit us at www.theworksmarple.com.
We can’t wait to see you.
The Works Team. x