Balayage – Your Questions Answered

Balayage - Your Questions Answered

Balayage Hair Colour at My Hair Guru Salon in Paisley

Here at My Hair Guru hair & beauty salon in Paisley, balayage is one of our most requested hair colour looks.  This on trend style continues to take the world of hair colour by storm and you can rock the look too!  Find out everything you need to know about beautiful balayage below.

What is balayage?

From the French, meaning “to sweep”, balayage is a free-hand colouring technique where colour is painted by hand through your locks to create a sun-kissed, bespoke look.  Balayage is more subtle than conventional foil highlights because it is applied by hand, exactly where you want it.

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What’s the difference between balayage and ombré?

Whereas ombré is contrasting and two-tonal, balayage is subtler and more multi-dimensional.  Balayage is finer and more intricate towards the roots of your hair but with larger brush strokes toward the tips.  In contrast, ombré is a simple gradation from dark roots to lighter tips.

How are balayage highlights applied?

Our expert colourists at My Hair Guru will paint the colour into your hair by hand, starting with finer and more intricate brush work towards your roots and progressing onto more broad-brush strokes towards the tips of your hair for a bolder highlight and denser colour.  We will apply colour to areas where the sun would brighten up your hair if you were on holiday, adding to the natural subtlety of the look.  Then, for the perfect finish, we will add a toner which will allow you to achieve your dream shade.

Balayage image My Hair Guru Can balayage be created on all hair colours?

Definitely!  Balayage can look brilliant on all hair colours, from black to blonde, so whatever your hair colour, you can give it a try! 

Blonde balayage is very popular in the salon but we can create beautiful balayage effects with almost any colour.  Because it is so subtle, balayage is a great way to try out less conventional colours such as on-trend pastel shades.

How do I maintain my balayage colour?

One of the best bits about balayage is that it is both stunning and low-maintenance!  That’s because your root regrowth will be less obvious than with traditional foils.  You will need to see your colourist every 12-14 weeks to properly maintain your beautiful balayage highlights.  However, we would also recommend a quick 6-weekly visit for a colour-glossing touch up which will revitalise your look between appointments.

Will balayage damage my hair?

Balayage is no more damaging to hair than conventional colouring techniques.  There is a mild risk of the treatment drying out your hair, but our team of highly trained colourists will understand exactly how your hair will respond to the colouring process after a consultation.  Here at My Hair Guru, we will individually alter the styling process to suit your hair’s needs, allowing you to have both flawless balayage and glossy, healthy hair.

Book Your Balayage Hair Colour at My Hair Guru in Paisley

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