Balayage


What is balayage? 

Balayage is a French word meaning ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’. In its truest form balayage is a highlighting technique, from root to tip, that creates a sun-kissed natural look on any hair colour.

Balayage Milano Hair Studio

Balayage a lower maintenance hair colour choice; so, you can have beautiful lived-in colour that lasts for up to 12 weeks – or even longer.

The beauty of balayage is that it works with the natural fall of your hair and your own variations of tone to create a bespoke look that’s fresh and modern and totally tailored to you.

Balayage is all about soft contrasts that add movement and dimension for an effortless wearable look.

It’s a freehand hair painting that does not use foil. It creates a very natural looking highlight or a more dramatic contrast, but your colour should grow out without any harsh lines.

Is balayage for you?

If you want to have on-trend hair that looks naturally sun-kissed rather than obviously coloured, balayage is the best choice for you.

Balayage can work for all hair lengths from long bobs (lobs) to long layered hairstyles.

Is balayage just for blondes?

There is a bit of a myth that balayage is just for blonde hair. That not the case. Balayage is a highlighting technique that brightens and adds contrast to all hair colours. The key is to choose tones two or three shades lighter than your base colour.

About your balayage appointment!

Every balayage colour appointment begins with a thorough consultation with your stylist.

You’ll discuss your hair colour and how you currently feel about it before talking about exactly how you would like it to look, bring some photos of hair colour you like with you and get ready to answer some questions about your lifestyle, and how much time you are ready to commit to your hair and its upkeep.

How to maintain your balayage.

Balayage is low maintenance hair colour there is no obvious regrowth so you can expect results that last much longer than foils highlights or block colour.

However, to keep the vibrance and longevity of your colour, we recommend the professional shampoo and conditioner that is tailored to your hair type to reduce colour fade. You should also avoid excessive heat on your balayage and always use a heat protection spray before using irons or tongs.

Many colour clients choose to visit in-between their balayage appointments for a glossing treatment to brighten up their look.

Enquiries/Booking: Hunters Hill Ph: (02) 9816 4613
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