THE OVERALL LOOK : This is a more natural alternative to highlights, colour is lightened and blended using free hand techniques allowing for a sun-kissed natural-looking hair colour similar to what we had as children.
APPLICATION : Balayage is super different in the way it's applied, it's done freehand which gives a lot more of a natural look and the tones are varied throughout. Lighter pieces are blended from the roots starting very fine and getting thicker to through the mid-lengths and ends. It can be left to process wit out foil or film for a soft subtle blend or developed in foils / film to achieve lighter lengths think LA vibes.
Another great benefit of balayage over highlights is that being a hand painted technique your colourist can choose placements that best compliments your haircut, skin tones and features making it look much more natural. Its also way speedier than traditional foiling.
MAINTENANCE : If you're not one for regular salon visits then balayage would be ideal. As the lighter pieces are blended through with your natural base regrowth is a thing of the past. Future proof hair! You would only have to pop back in for top up's every 3-4 months for a top up ( or to build up the blonde its addictive) .
DAMAGE : As balayage is a freehand technique applied visually overlapping can be avoided so that means happy hair! Because salon visits are further apart than traditional highlighting techniques hair is subjected to less chemical damage and has more time to repair and recover integrity between colour appointments.