When it comes beauty trends it would appear that we prefer a natural look with ‘no makeup-makeup’ and naturally sunkissed locks with just a hint of highlights. We’ve graduated from highlights and moved on to a new technique of colouring our hair, a technique called balayage. Here’s our guide to balayage for gorgeous hair.
The word balayage directly translates from French to mean “to sweep” or “to paint”. It is a free-hand technique of coloring hair that creates a more natural-looking finish than cap or foil highlights. Balayage also creates the appearance of more texture in the hair. The ombre trends seems to be drawing to a close and balayge is leading the way in hair colour today.
Is balayage for me?
If you ask us, balayage is for EVERYONE. This technique is extremely versatile and can be used on all colours and hair lengths. Done correctly, balayage colouring illuminates features, softens skins tones and enhances hair’s colour and texture for that perfectly undone look.
The colour is best determined by a colour specialist who can blend a bespoke colour to suit your skin tone, hair type, colour history and even facial features. What is more is that as the colour is painted free-hand for natural highlights and this allows a cleaner grow out process as roots are no longer a problem and you can afford to go longer between appointments which means you have less expose to hair colourant saving on potential hair damage and saving you money at the salon!
Whilst the damage felt through the balayage technique can be less compared to more traditional highlighting and colouring techniques, particularly due to the frequency of treatments needed, your hair will still be exposed to chemicals. And, if like us, you use a wand or styling tong to get the tousled, beach-y look your hair will be exposed to high temperatures on a regular basis. Whilst we do all we can to reduce the damage, sometimes a little miracle product can go a long way.
Hello Sleeping Beauty
Treating your hair to a Grow Gorgeous Overnight to Gorgeous hair masque will restore, strengthen and intensely hydrate your hair whilst you sleep giving you gorgeous hair literally overnight. Simply apply a generous amount of the masque to your hair and leave on whilst you sleep, rinsing off in the morning. Not only will you be left with soft, frizz-free, princess hair, but the Overnight to Gorgeous masque smells amazing, made with lavender and woodland forest fragrance to send you into a fairy tale, dreamy sleep. It’s a purchase that you won’t regret – hello sleeping beauty!