Why balayage can turn your hair game around
Words by Book Your Lifestyle
Finding a new hairstyle can be a challenge for many of us. We’re always experimenting, searching for celeb-like tresses; wreaking havoc on our hair in the process through over colouring and excessive heat damage. There’s never been a more perfect time than now to get your head in the game and become one of the many fashionistas who have discovered balayage; the hair colouring technique that has women around the world completely obsessed.
Balayage, which comes from the French word “to paint”, is a timeless hair colouring technique, where the colour is hand-painted over the hair to achieve a natural looking, beachy highlight. Worn by model A listers and Hollywood stars across the globe, it is a highly sought after look in salons today. Whether you’re looking for a fool-proof way to keep your hair up on the latest trends, or trying to figure out how to achieve an effortlessly sun-kissed colour, we’ve got you covered. Stay tuned and find out how you can give your hair the 360 revolution it deserves.
Get in Formation Whilst Standing Out
One of the best things about balayage is that it works equally well on any hair colour; a guaranteed window into the hottest hair trend going. The process requires stylists to artistically sweep over the hair, allowing to achieve bespoke results through variations in strokes and highlights. The free hand motion allows stylists to tailor results to your preferences, as opposed to the uniform look provided by foiling and cap highlighting techniques. This colouring technique won’t leave out any personality either, as no two looks are the same.
Time Friendly, Great Finish
Balayage allows you to take back full control over colour-damaged hair. The process does not involve full-on hair colouring, so the result is slightly darker roots transitioned into luscious lighter ends. This means no atrocious looking regrowth lines, and the chance to let your hair grow out beautifully. As if you needed a little more convincing, clients can go anywhere between 3-4 months for salon touch-ups, each time leaving with a totally bespoke look. For those who decide to grow out their natural hair colour – it couldn’t be any simpler; the untouched roots make it super easy to wave goodbye the unwanted coloured ends.
Stay Catwalk Ready for Longer
The hair colouring process can often leave us with mixed feelings of both love and hate. We love all the different colours we’re able to achieve, however, not so much the time-consuming in-between maintenance it requires. What if I told you that you could get all the loveliness of a professional colour without the frequent salon trips? With balayage you don’t have to ponder over this for much longer; it’s extremely low maintenance and perfect for anyone who is constantly on the go. Unlike other colouring techniques, Balayage doesn’t require you to use special conditioners and creams to maintain healthy, vibrant hair. Incorporating regular colour protecting shampoos, and conditioners into your hair wash routine is enough to lock in a natural glossy finish. With your salon-fresh look in tow, and a lot more extra time on your hands, you can focus on conquering the world (and look great whilst you’re at it)!
Feeling inspired and after a new look? Get yourself a balayage appointment now, through Book Your Lifestyle; your 24/7 online access to effortless beauty, with a slight edge.