What is balayage hair?
Balayage is a French word that means to sweep. It is a hair colouring technique where the Stylist will paint the hair to give golden reflects that the Sun naturally gives the hair in Summer. It is one of the most popular colour services requested in salons today and its popularity comes from the fact that it is extremely low maintenance and will grow out naturally.
What is French Balayage?
French Balayage is our professional 2-step technique:
Hair is lightened in V shapes, away from the root to provide natural looking regrowth as the colour grows out over time. The lightened pieces are seamlessly blended throughout the hair, with the lightest pieces throughout the mid-lengths and ends.
The technique uses contrasting toning shades to help neutralise any brassiness post lightening. This helps provide an ultra-natural, soft and subtle result as well as adding gloss and shine to the hair.
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New Trend Alert: French Balayage Shadow
French Balayage Shadow provides a more lived-in, dramatic and noticeable balayage result. The professional 2-step technique creates more depth at the root, to create a shadow effect, that is seamlessly blended into lightened mid-lengths and ends of the hair.
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Is balayage right for me?
Balayage is very low maintenance and can give a new dimension to hair by boosting natural reflects. If you have never had your hair coloured before or you are afraid of a drastic change, balayage is most definitely the best colour technique for you. If your hair colour is blonde, brunette, or copper, have coloured or non- coloured hair, it doesn’t matter, the balayage technique can be tailored to everyone. The choice is really between you and your Colourist. Balayage works for all lengths except for very short cropped hair. A balayage is also great for colouring greys because the hairdresser will cover the few grey strands rather than colour the whole head.
How long does a balayage last for?
A key benefit of a balayage is that it grows out very naturally with no harsh root regrowth showing. This means that regrowth is less noticeable, so the service requires lower maintence. However, make sure to always talk to your Colourist about how to keep your balayage looking its best. For example we would recommend you visit the salon every 6-8 weeks for top up toning and lightening services to refresh and revive your colour and enhance the shine of your balayage.
How can I protect my hair when having a balayage service?
Designed to be used as part of every lightening and colour service our Metal Detox range helps protect hair whilst colouring. Hair is protected by up to 87% less breakage, providing glossy shiny colour results*. The in-salon exclusive Metal Detox treatment spray is sprayed into your hair before your colour is applied. After your colour has developed, your colourist will then cleanse your hair with the Metal Detox Cleansing Cream Shampoo. As a final step, the luxurious Metal Detox Mask is applied. You can also continue to protect your hair at home with the take home Metal Detox Shampoo and Mask. *Combining test. Pre-treatment, shampoo and mask vs classic shampoo on bleached hair.
How can I maintain my balayage colour at home?
A Balayage grows out beautifully, however like all hair colour, you want to protect it: use a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner, as well as regular treatments and heat protection products when styling. Serie Expert Vitamino Color shampoo & conditioner can protect against colour fading for up to 8 weeks*. Alternatively, our Metal Detox Shampoo and Mask can help to continue to clarify and cleanse your hair of deposits to protect the colour condition. *Instrumental test shampoo and conditioner.