Balayage is a French word meaning ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’. This is a colouring technique used to create sun kissed, natural looking highlights. It is used as an alternative to foil highlights. It is painted onto the hair in such a way as to create depth and dimension. Baylayage is great for all hair colours, blondes, brunettes, and redheads as there are so many different tones and shades to create this amazing, very on trend look.
The Difference between Balayage and Highlights
Balayage is softer and has less noticeable regrowth lines than traditional highlights creating a softer more natural look than highlights. It does not have the same sort of stripey effect that highlights do. If you imagine the effect of the sun lightening your hair, Balayage imitates this, giving your hair a natural glow. We at Bangs are highly skilled in this freehand technique.
Why Balayage is Better
Highlights are old school, you will not see today´s celebs wearing hightlights, they will be more natural looking baylayage techniques. Because its handpainted we can choose placement to accentuate your haircut, so that the result looks natural complimenting your skin and style and blending in with the natural re-growth pattern of your hair.
The great thing is, you only need to refresh your Baylayage every 3 to 4 months, as this will grow out with your natural hair colour.