Have you heard this lovely and flavorful French word tossed around in the beauty world without any real understanding of what it means? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! Some people that use the word don’t even really know what they are talking about! The good news is that there are many professional and trained stylists that can assist you on your journey and we are here to help with some basic points about what a balayage is and why you might consider getting one!
The first fun highlight is that the word balayage means to sweep or sweeping. No wonder the French are thought of as such a beautiful and lovely people when they have such impressive and dulcet words for things as mundane as sweeping! Some sources report that this hair coloring technique has actually been around for years, being developed by the French a long time ago. Happily, this technique is making a comeback in the beauty world, and for good reason!
Balayage is a technique where the hair stylist essentially sweeps color onto the hair beginning at the roots and ending at the tips. What makes this technique stand out is that the application near your scalp is incredibly light while the application at the roots can saturate the hair strands. This gives your hair a beautiful, natural, sun-kissed, highlight that creates incredible depth and dimension in your hair. One reason this type of highlight is getting so much attention lately is the absence of the harsh, definite contrasts between your highlights and your natural hair. It also helps avoid that line of color when your hair begins to grow out.
Don’t worry if you aren’t blonde, balayage can be used with other hair colors as well! Consult with your stylist to find the perfect highlighting color! You can even use a balayage to cover some of the greys that are popping in and you want to have covered!
If you decide to go in and try out a balayage, it is a good idea to not wash your hair before you go in that day because the natural oils on your scalp will help protect it! And remember to have your hair cut or trimmed before you have a balayage done or other highlighting. If you do it in the reverse you may end up losing the effect when the stylist cuts off the ends.
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