Many of our clients come in looking for a great way to change up their look without having to commit to a specific type of hair color. The balayage hair trend is one of the hottest new diverse highlighting techniques and it’s a look we happen to specialize in creating! This method opens doors to specialty colors without the harsh commitments of a typical one process color or traditional highlight. Balayage means “to sweep” in French. The technique gets its name from the sweeping motion colorists use to paint balayage highlighting into the hair. Rather than using the standard foil method for highlighting, balayage requires an artistic approach, resulting natural variations of color. The regrowth is softer and easier to maintain than your standard foil highlights.
Subtle Balayage Highlighting Looks Great for Many Hair Types
There are two main styles of balayage hair coloring: Ombre and Sombre. Ombre starts with dark roots and ends several shades lighter at the tips. Colorists need between three and four hours to complete ombre highlights. While ombre can be easy to grow out, depending on how closely your roots match the darkest shade, it is definitely a change in look. Sombre blends higher up to achieve a more natural look with completely light ends and only subtle hints of dimensional darkness going through.
Balayage results in gorgeous, natural and luscious looking hair. Clients opt for balayage to achieve both dimension and reflection without the commitment of traditional hair color. Call Urban Halo today to set up a consultation with one of our very talented artists to see if balayage might be your look for the summer.