Balayage is a freehand highlighting technique in which the lightener / color is hand painted onto your hair in such a way that creates a natural, sunkissed look. It's a popular hair coloring technique here at Cut-Splice.
How Can You Tell If Your Balayage Has Been Done Properly?
Balayage is meant to have a very natural, blended look. You will see a soft graduation of color. It can start right at the root area
and look smooth or have more of an ombréd look.
Balayage will be applied on the surface of the section and not saturated through the section until the tips.
What's The Difference Between Balayage And Ombré?
Ombré means "to shadow" and it's a gradiation from darker to lighter. You can combine them to in a merged technique, which can be very pretty. Sombré is a softer version of ombré and is popular.
What's The Difference Between Balayage And Highlights?
The concept behind Balayage is that less is more. Balayage has softer, less noticeable regrowth lines than highlights. There's no stripy look like you can get with foil highlights, Balayage instead resembles the parts of your hair that would naturally lighten in the sun. Balayage is also a freehand technique.
Why Is Balayage Better?
Look at most A-list celebrities and you see Balayage and merged techniques like ombre and Balayage, or babylights and Balayage. Because it's handpainted, your hair stylist can choose the placements to best complement your haircut and features so it looks really natural rather than actually coloured. It's also grows out beautifully, meaning less maintenance, so less frequent appointments.
Is Balayage right for me?
Balayage is a great technique for all types of hair and colors! Whether your hair is blonde, brown, or red, it does not matter, for this is tailored for each person. You can create a bright blonde look or something soft and subtle to enhance your natural color. This is also great for people who have never colored or lightened their hair before, or people who are in need for super low maintenance with their color.
How long does this last?
Because Balayage is hand painted vertically onto the hair, it grows out with your hair very naturally, so you will never see any harsh lines or dramatic difference of color. We generally suggest to come in for your next Balayage appointment between 8-2 weeks.