If you thought beautiful, effortless, lazy-girl hair was just a dream, think again. Balayage is the ultimate minimal-maintenance colour technique perfect for summer.
“Balayage” (taken from the French word for “sweeping”) is a freehand colouring technique. Colour is painted directly onto designated sections of the hair without using foil.
Balayage allows for a sun-kissed, natural looking hair colour, with softer, less noticeable re-growth. The principal idea being less is more when creating a natural, multi-tonal finish.
The great thing about balayage highlights is that they grow out very naturally. That means that there’s no regrowth line, so you don’t have to worry about visiting the salon as regular for touch-ups.
Beautiful on blondes, brunettes and red heads, Balayage is a trend that’s going nowhere.
What is the difference between balayage and ombre?
Ombré hair is a colour technique of seamless graduation from darker to lighter, whereas balayage is a highlighting technique.
Ever the benchmark for fashion and beauty, France is where the word “ombré” (pronounced “om-bray”) comes from. Meaning “shaded”, it describes a hair colouring technique where a darker base colour is gradually lightened along the lengths, usually starting around mid-way, giving a sunkissed effect.