Balayage (said Bal-ee-yarj) is a colouring service that uses highlighting techniques. It usually uses bleach or a high lift colour, that is painted on to the hair, usually mid-lengths to ends to make it lighter than the root. The whole idea is that a natural tone is used at the root area, which blends into lighter tones towards the end. Balayage can range from a subtle shade above your natural colour, to an all over blonde that works from mid blondes to extremely light ends. Balayage also keeps some of the darker colour in mid lengths and ends to help add dimension to the hair.
We know it's THE hair colour at the moment, and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere for a little while. But before you rush out for that appointment, be aware it's not for everyone, and there are some things you should give some consideration before thinking about Balayage.
If you want to benefit from a different Hair Colouring technique, then you can consider babylights. Don't confuse these with Balayage. Babylights are micro fine highlights that can be placed strategically around the face, and head to help accentuate your natural features and give that beautiful sun-kissed look. Done correctly, they can really help you work with your face shape to give an illusion of width or length dependant on your face shape.
Babylights are done throughout the entire length of the hair. This means that the colour does need a little more upkeep, but if done tastefully is subtle, so even if you go on holiday in the sun and your tone lightens it will still look like it's natures work and not your stylists! But do remember
So there you have it...That's the difference between them all! Whilst we know it can be confusing, the best thing to discuss with your Stylist is what suits your skintone and face shape. Remember nobody wants a Style that looks like you dipped your hair in the bath whilst bleaching it clean, and these Colouring techniques should always be delivered by a professional. Take advantage of our Colour, Cut & Style offer with our Top Stylists in any of our Salon locations here until the end of April! Or click on our Facebook Offer below.