Many of you have heard me mention that I am in the process of learning how to do French Balayage. This is very exciting to me in that it takes haircolor, as I see it to a new level of greatness!
Balayage is a French colouring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a freehand technique where the colour is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. Balayage can be used in even the shortest pixie crop to very long hair.
You can achieve so many different effects from soft, natural highlights to something strong and punky. The fact it’s so low maintenance is such a draw card for women too. 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 also a very economical way to colour 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.
How it’s done
The process varies depending on the length of the hair and the desired result. You can expect to have individual strands painted with a brush and an artist paddle. Strands are separated with a clear plastic wrap and processed under a Rollerball color processing machine.
Short Hair Balayage
As you can see to the right, here is a beautiful variation of Balayage on shorter hair. So many of the beautiful hair colors you see in magazines are created using this wonderful technique. I am working very hard to learn as much as I can about Balayage and I just LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
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