I am elated that all over “ONE” color hair is a thing of the past.
This beautiful transition of color is a wonderful example of balayage.
Balayage is a French hair coloring technique that I am in love with. Actually French cutting and coloring have become a daily obsession. I think the French have a wonderful way of approaching hair and fashion!
Balayage is a freehand application that results in a much more natural appearance. Some stylists will use cotton balls, boards, foils, paddle, paper or even saran wrap. When I balayage hair I am literally hand painting color or lift onto the natural hair. The result is beachy, sun kissed highlights, depth/dimension and the ability to bring out facial features by the use of strategic color placement. I typically don't air process rather I use foil which was taught to me by Celebrity Stylist Tracey Cunnigham.
Balayage isn’t just for the hipsters! This application can be used to break up grey hair up by hand painting low lights/highlights for dimension.
Although this is one of THE most requested color techniques, balayage was born in the 70′s and trended in the 80′s.