The Art of Balayage
Balayage is a hair coloring technique that creates natural-looking highlights. This popular trend is taking Hollywood (and the fashion industry) by storm and our hair color salon is leading the way in Denver. First appearing in Vogue balayage is the most popular hair coloring request in hair salons today. It is the go-to for modern, chic hair, balayage creates depth and dimension, and leaves you with a sun-kissed finish.
What is Balayage?
Balayage is a French word meaning “to sweep.” It is a French coloring technique that was developed in the 1970s. This freehand technique where the color is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. Balayage can be used in even the shortest pixie crop however the best results is in hair below the shoulders. The technique involves hand-painting hair with color or lightener in a sweeping motion to produce a unique, highly individualized result. It looks natural because it mimics nature’s way of lightening hair with the roots darker than the ends.
You can achieve many different effects from soft, natural highlights to something strong and punky.
Balayage is so low maintenance that it makes it very popular. People want to look fashionable and feel good about their appearance but in this day and age we don’t all have the time to be in the salon every few weeks for a touch up.
It’s very economical way to color your hair as you never have a solid demarcation line or regrowth.
So if you can’t afford to get it done for another month it won’t look atrocious.
If balayage isn’t done correctly you will end up with excessive overlapping that can cause damage.
Balayage technique mimics nature and the maintenance is more carefree.
- No foils
- No rigid lines
- Less damage
- Less maintenance
- An absolutely unique pattern of highlights!
As your hair grows out, the base color blends with the root – making the look last for months! Balayage utilizes various subtle shades of blond and honey-tones hues so it looks like you’ve spent time in the sun.
Most everyone is a good candidate for this treatment. If you want a natural look or sun-kissed highlights, make an appointment with Natalia – a Certified Balayage Specialist. Call (720) 917 5165