What is Balayage?

Balayage is a hair coloring technique that involves hand-painting dye onto the hair to create a graduated, natural-looking color effect. The word “balayage” is French for “to sweep,” which refers to the sweeping motion used to apply the dye to the hair.

Unlike traditional hair coloring techniques, which involve applying dye to the entire head of hair, balayage involves applying dye only to specific sections of the hair. This allows the color to gradually fade from darker to lighter, creating a natural-looking, sun-kissed effect.

Balayage is a popular hair coloring technique because it allows for a more natural-looking transition between colors and requires less maintenance than traditional hair coloring techniques. The color is applied directly to the hair, rather than the scalp, so there is no need to worry about regrowth or root touch-ups.

To achieve a balayage effect, the hair is typically sectioned off and the dye is applied using a sweeping motion. The dye is applied to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair, with less dye applied to the roots. This creates a graduated, natural-looking color effect that is softer and more subtle than traditional hair coloring techniques.

Balayage is a suitable choice for a wide range of hair types and textures, and it can be adapted to suit a variety of personal styles and preferences. If you are interested in getting a balayage, give us a call to schedule your appointment.