EXPERT BALAYAGE HAIR COLOURS AT FRESH LIFESTYLE SALONS IN FITZROVIA, BLACKHEATH & ISLINGTON
Balayage is one of the most popular hair colour services at Fresh Lifestyle Salons in Islington, Blackheath & Fiztrovia. This effortlessly cool hair colour service requires very little maintenance and is a great way of accentuating your hairstyle and facial features, so it’s not difficult to see why. Below, our Fresh hair colour experts explain all you need to know about balayage …
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WHAT IS BALAYAGE?
Balayage as the most popular technique to obtain a more natural and lasting hair colour finish. Balayage is a French term meaning “to sweep or paint the hair”. Balayage is increasingly popular with clients who desire a low maintenance, sunkissed look. “The most natural balayage results are when the colourist paints the highlights on by hand, paying attention to where the sun might lift hair naturally. The bespoke results will be less uniform and more sunkissed than traditional foil highlights” explains Sarah, our resident balayage specialist at Fresh Lifestyle Salon & Spa.
As this method of highlighting is softest at the root area and more concentrated towards the ends of the hair, maintenance is low, providing an appropriate Aveda shampoo and conditioner is used together with regular treatments. Call us today at our Islington salon and schedule a complimentary consultation.
IS BALAYAGE SUITABLE FOR ALL HAIR COLOURS?
Yes! Balayage can look stunning on all shades of blonde, brown, red, auburn or even grey hair. In addition to working with natural shades such as honey blondes and warm caramel tones, you could also use balayage to try out fashion colours such as on-trend pastel shades.
HOW IS BALAYAGE APPLIED?
The expert hair colour technicians at Fresh Lifestyle Salons in West London will paint your chosen balayage colour directly onto your hair, applying it lightly closer to your roots and with bolder brush strokes towards the ends of your hair. This freehand painting technique allows us to highlight areas where the sun would naturally lift your hair colour during the summer, giving it a beautiful and subtle finish.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO CREATE A BALAYAGE LOOK FOR ME?
The length of your appointment will depend on whether we are adding balayage throughout your hair or just a few face framing highlights. Book in for a complimentary consultation where we will be able to assess your hair and discuss with you the look that you want. Please note, if your hair is damaged, your appointment will take longer as we will work with you to improve the condition of your hair so that it is ready for the colouring process.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BALAYAGE AND OMBRE?
Ombré produces a contrasting two-toned effect from root to tip but balayage is a more subtle hair colouring technique, and only a few sections of highlights will be added to your roots. Ombré gives colour that is dark at the roots and gradually becomes lighter towards the tips in a defined way, whereas balayage is more multi-dimensional and the colour is strongest at the tips of your hair.
There are many other hair colouring techniques and variations on balayage, including babylights, baby balayage, root melt, root stretch, colour melt or free-hand highlights. If you’ve seen a hair look you love, bring us in an image and we’ll make it work for you!
We will also ask you to come in for a quick skin allergy test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment to ensure you will not suffer any reactions to the colours involved.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY BALAYAGE HAIR COLOUR?
One of the best things about Balayage is that it is relatively low maintenance – your root regrowth will be less obvious with balayage than with conventional hair colour foils. To maintain your look at it’s best we recommend visiting Fresh Lifestyle Salons every 8-12 weeks. We can also recommend using professional quality colour care shampoo and conditioner to keep your colour fresh and vibrant.
BOOK YOUR BALAYAGE HAIR COLOUR APPOINTMENT AT FRESH LIFESTYLE SALONS IN BLACKHEATH, FITZROVIA & ISLINGTON
Don’t forget to book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation at Fresh Lifestyle Salons in Islington, Blackheath and Fitzrovia where one of our expert colour technicians will explain the balayage process, price and what can realistically be achieved with your hair.