What is Balayage??
Balayage is a technique of highlighting the hair that is painted on to create a graduated natural effect. This technique is meant to look “grown out”, or sun-kissed. Balayage doesn’t go all the way up to the root and it is meant to be touched up every 4 to 6 months. Balayage is meant to save you time in between salon visits.
Who wears Balayage?
Balayage can be worn by any one, this technique is very customizable and can altered to add color to any look. A lot of collage students and young people wear this look because it is effortless. Busy women will also wear this look because its chic and keeps their salon visits minimal.
Not for you if….
You like to see your highlights all the way to your scalp. Balayage is not meant to go all the way to your scalp it is meant to look grown out. This technique is meant to look very boho chic and it is meant to go from dark to lightest on the ends.
How to wear it
Balayage looks best with a soft wave, if you ever see a picture of this technique it is worn wavy. Balayage can be worn straight but you will not get the full effect of the graduation of color if you do so. This technique does not look as blended when worn straight as well. I feel that this technique looks great when worn in a braid or special occasion style.
Balayage is a great technique and can look very beautiful, make sure to consult with your hairdresser to make sure that it is the desired look for you! Check me out on Instagram to see some of my creations using this technique and many more!