Balayage Hair: Everything You Need to Know
Balayage hair coloring has become one of the most requested hairstyles in hair salons worldwide, and although they may have blown up in the past few years, the technique has been around since the ‘70s. But over the years, hairstylists have perfected the art of balayage, allowing celebrities and supermodels alike show off their sun kissed, perfectly blended hair colors.
However, you may be asking yourself, what is hair balayage? How is it different from ombre? How do you choose the right hairstylist? In this article, we answer those questions and more, so keep on reading.
WHAT IS BALAYAGE HAIR?
The word “balayage” is French word, meaning “to sweep” or “to paint.” It is a special technique for dyeing hair in which the dye is hand painted onto the hair to give it a natural, gradual transition with no obvious harsh lines leaving the hair with a blended, natural, sun kissed glow.
If you’ve never dyed your hair color before, then balayage is for you! Since its subtle, its not as drastic as changing your hair color completely. It also works on any hair color, whether you have brown, blonde, black or red hair. It is also quite low maintenance as you won’t have to visit the salon for touchups every couple of weeks since you’re not dyeing your entire hair.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING BALAYAGE HIGHLIGHTS
Although balayage highlights are low maintenance, they are still some facts to keep in mind before visiting the salon. For example, just like all highlighting techniques, balayage requires lightening meaning you’ll need to have your hair bleached. The darker your hair is and the lighter you want to go, the more work it’ll take to achieve your desired result. So, you may need to have several highlighting sessions depending on what you start with and how you want your hair too to look like.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BALAYAGE AND HIGHLIGHTS?
Unlike traditional foil highlights, balayage is hand painted directly onto the hair and is not applied right through the section. The goal with Balayage is to appear sleek and modern without, and because it’s hand painted, the highlights are less consistent resulting in a natural looking multi-toned color. While ensuring that the highlights work hand in hand with your haircut and natural growth patterns.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OMBRE AND BALAYAGE?
Although the balayage technique sounds similar to the other popular highlighting styles you may have heard of, there are some key differences. Ombré is a French word, for “shadow”—and dyes the hair in a gradation from dark to light, resulting in an outcome that is usually darker from the roots to the mid-shaft and lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends.
While for balayage, color is swept through small, sections of the hair onto a board or foil, creating a seamless blend between the highlights and your natural hair color. There is also no clear fade line between the darker and lighter colors, and darker pieces are left at the bottom to provide the hair with extra depth and dimension.
IS BALAYAGE RIGHT FOR YOU?
With balayage, the possibilities are endless. It’s up to you to decide how much of a change you’d like and how bold you’d like to go and also pay attention to how you usually style your hair, as this may determine whether you go for balayage or another style. For example, balayage looks great with beachy, flowing waves, while a blunt bob or straight hair works better for color blocking.
Lastly, always consult with a best salon for balayage in Dubai, before trying out a new style to ensure that you make the right choice.
At Ricci Capricci, we specialize in Balayage hair and styling, for more information or to schedule an appointment, call or visit us today.Back to news