Balayage is a highlighting technique that gives your hair a natural gloss. It looks real and improves your natural beauty. With balayage, your highlights will blend into your hair color. The word, balayage, comes from France; it means painting

During a Balayage service, which is a highlighting technique, a colorist paints bleach or hair color just on the surface of your hair freehand; he or she doesn’t saturate the entire section with hair dye. The result is soft, natural-looking, sun-kissed highlights that easily blend in as

hair grows longer.

Balayage may be the service for you if:

  • You like your natural color and want to accentuate it
  • You are new to coloring your hair and don’t want an extreme look
  • You like the idea of only coloring your hair a few times a year
  • You enjoy a rooty, depth, natural look
  • You like to see the warmth and golden tones in your hair
  • You’ve only ever lightened your hair and want your lighter hair to look more natural

Balayage is not the ideal service for you if:

  • You like to have your hair lightened all the way to the scalp and hate seeing any darkness or roots
  • You like a very light, solid or cool-toned blonde
  • You have dark hair but want a blonde result. You can still achieve a nice, blended look but chances are your hairdresser will choose an alternate method to get you there.
  • You have existing color on your hair. Lightener is ok but the color is not. The Balayage service requires a gentle lightener intended to work on natural or pre-lightened hair. It does not work well on top of colored hair. If you have color on your hair and you want the look of a Balayage, you are likely in color correction territory