Balayage has become one of the most coveted requests in hair salons worldwide and we can see why! Read on to discover our 8 reasons to consider balayage this summer!
A one of a kind colour
The colour created is totally bespoke to you and can even be placed in a way to compliment or distract attention away from certain features on the face. It’s a great method if you want to refresh your colour but don’t want a bold overhaul of your look.
Lighten up for warmer months with a sun-kissed glow
If you are looking for a bit of a hair change-up for summer, balayage may be the answer to your hair prayers. Summer is the perfect time to add a natural glow and lighter tones to your hair. Not only will you look like you’ve spent the early part of the year on a tropical island, but balayage grows out beautifully, leaving you free to change up your hair again if you wish. Having said this, balayage hair is not just for the warmer months. When painted with darker, warmer blonde or chocolate tones, balayage hair can move into fall and winter seamlessly.
Grow out your old highlights
Do you have old foil highlights that you are growing out? Balayage is the perfect way to blend these old highlights, and grow them out, without the need to continuously re-dye and highlight your hair.
Added colour dimension
Balayage adds beautiful colour dimension to your hair in the most natural way. If you are apprehensive about dying your hair or nervous about a dramatic change, balayage is the perfect way to meet in the middle. You know the way the sun catches the light and dark tones in your hair that you didn’t even know your hair had? Balayage does the same thing but, well, permanently.
It’s low maintenance
Typically, people avoid dying their hair because of the maintenance that follows. It takes time and effort to keep your hair strong and healthy whilst keeping the colour looking fresh. But with balayage it is a lot less maintenance because of the way it is applied to the hair. The dye grows out seamlessly and there are no harsh regrowth lines. This means fewer trips to the salon and less need to continuously re-dye your hair!
It’s suitable for all hair types
What we love about balayage is that works great on all hair types. Whether your hair colour is dark or light, or your hair type is wavy, straight, curly, short or long, balayage will most likely suit your hair, as long as you have the right hair colourist working the dye. If you have a great colourist, they will know exactly which shades will work best for your hair colour and face shape, creating a dye job bespoke to you.
It’s easy on the hair
Because balayage highlights are placed strategically throughout the hair, you avoid the harshness of all over bleached hair. Hair lightener placed in along your hairline and around your face can instantly brighten your look and achieve a noticeable transformation, with minimal damage to your hair.
It can make fine hair look thicker and fuller
Because of those strategically placed highlights in a variety of colors, balayage can give thin or fine hair the illusion of thickness and fullness. Not only that, since the hair colour actually causes the hair shaft to expand, it physically does cause hair strands to thicken up, resulting in fuller hair overall.