I had a new client sit in my chair today wanting highlights.. I asked a few questions about her lifestyle and how often she gets her hair done. She told me she hadn’t gotten her hair colored for almost a year and rarely has time to get her hair done because she is busy with work and her daughter. I asked if she had ever heard or ‘balayage’ thinking it would be perfect for her.
Balayage is a color technique that has been around for quite some time, but has recently gained popularity. It is hand painting color or highlights onto the hair to give a more natural and diffused look to the highlights. It is amazing for people who don’t have the time to invest into getting their hair colored on a regular basis. I thought it would be the perfect technique for this busy mom.
The amazing this about balayage is it’s completely customizable which means your hair color is yours. No one else has your hair. It can be used alone, accompanying traditional foil highlighting, with a base color, or using your natural hair color. It can be done or short or long hair so it works for almost everyone. I personally love it because as a stylist, I get to create something new and artistic every time. It challenges my skills and forces me to think outside the box.
It’s unlike traditional highlights because the grow out isn’t as noticeable. It’s perfect for someone who doesn’t get their hair done often, but still wants to do something different and on trend. In addition it can be easily changed for the seasons. Simply tone the existing balayage so it can fade by the time you are ready to go back bright for the summer. Next time you decide to get highlights, consider balayage. It will change your life!