What is balayage?

Visit Fresh Lifestyle Hair Salons in Islington, Blackheath & Fitzrovia for the Best Balayage, Ombré & Colour Melt Hair Colours 

So you want a new hair colour this Autumn? Whether you’re after a natural-looking sun-kissed balayage, a dramatic ombré hair colour, or some cool colour melts, you can trust your hair to the experts at Fresh Lifestyle Salons. Your first step to getting your new hair colour should be to book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation where one of our colour technicians will explain the process, price and what can realistically be achieved with your hair.

Ombré or Balayage – Which Hair Colour Is Right For Me?

What is the difference between balayage and ombré and what is colour melting?  The aim of this article is to explain the various hair colour techniques we use at our Fresh Lifestyle hair salons.  Whichever look you desire, our hair colour technicians have been highly trained to apply the colour to achieve the look you’re after.

Beautiful Balayage Hair Colours for Women

Balayage hair colour continues to roar in the hair colour world. The word ‘balayage’ means to “paint” or “sweep” in French. It is a technique that our expert hair colour stylist can use to apply highlights to your hair. By using this technique, we can add your hair colour exactly where you want it for a natural looking sun-kissed result. The dye will be applied to the hair freehand, using vertical strokes, just as if you were painting colour onto the hair. The look can be as subtle or as dramatic as you wish – and we can use a variety of colours from brunettes, reds and blondes to fashion colours. 

The Best Ombré Hair Colours in London

The word ombré is derived from the French term for ‘shadow’. This gives you a more defined colour which often looks a little ‘two tone.’  We can create ombré using a multitude of colours.

The Colour Melting Trend

Colour melting blends multiple shades of hair colour with your base hair colour.  For example, if you are naturally a brunette, we might add several shades of brunette which melts into a beautiful golden colour.  Colour melting also works if you have a fashion colour as your base – perhaps a pretty pink, lilac or rose gold colour.  By adding multiple highlights in similar tones we can create a gorgeous blend.

Balayage & Ombré Hair Colour Appointments at Fresh Lifestyle Hair Salons in Islington, Blackheath & Fitzrovia

Book in for a hair colour consultation with our hair colour experts at Fresh Lifestyle so we can work out a plan for your hair. Please call us on one of the numbers below. Don’t forget that you will need a skin sensitivity patch test 48 hours prior to your colour appointment if you have not had your hair coloured before (or in the past six months or more).


For appointment bookings and availability enquiries please telephone the salons or book online