What is Balayage?
The term “balayage” is a French word meaning “to sweep or paint.” In the hair care industry, it’s gone viral in recent years as hair coloring techniques have advanced. Balayage refers to hair that’s hand-painted with a brush. In general, expert stylists use a sweeping motion when putting color on the hair. This creates a natural, sun-colored look that’s more desirable than previous hair coloring methods.
Why is Balayage so Popular?
Like with any hair trends, every several years new techniques and styles come into play. Balayage, however, has seen a stronger hold on the hair care market. Recent feedback has shown clients who prefer the way their hair looks when it’s been hand-painted. (In contrast to older coloring methods, such as a highlight cap or dip-dying.)
Balayage creates a subtle, transitional look. Color differences are natural and flowing.
How is Balayage Done?
Balayage is done by hand when a stylist paints dye directly onto the hair. With various sizes and styles of brushes, the stylist will paint on the dye so that it sits in a way that’s flattering to the wearer. Stylists spend significant time training to learn new techniques. They also customize each person’s experience to best meet their facial structures, hair cut/flow, and more.
After an initial consultation with the customer, your expert hairstylist will mix up the hair dye, and choose appropriate brushes that compliment your hair’s length and texture. Some stylists even use multiple brushes to get the just-right look.
The dye is then painted onto the hair in a pattern that looks natural and sun-kissed. In many cases, foil covers are also used to protect the hair from spreading dye to other sections, and to get a better hold on the dyed area.
How to Book Your Next Balayage Treatment?
If you’re ready to update your look with a balayage hair treatment from NG Salon, we’ve got you covered. Our expert stylists have years of experience in hand-dyeing and hand-painting hair. They also keep up to date with annual training and education in order to learn new techniques and creative approaches to balayage hair styling.
Ready to get started? Book your Balayage Color Service appointment from NG Salon and Tonsorial today.