The word “balayage“ originates from the French phrase “to paint,” It refers to a method of coloring hair that has fundamentally altered the way hair is colored throughout. Before the invention of balayage hair coloring, women would spend hours in the salon chair, their heads covered in aluminum foil while they were only partially awake. However, after the method began to gain popularity among hairstylists and celebrities alike, it quickly became one of the most sought coloring treatments ever.
Why? The explanation is straightforward: using it will give your hair the appearance of being naturally sun-kissed. The color is applied with a brush in a freehand technique. The hairstylist relies only on intuition to select where the various hair colors should be placed and how they should transition into one another. And although French colorists were the ones who came up with the method initially in the 1970s, it still has a lot of potential for modern fashionistas who are looking for beautifully colored hair.
Why is balayage so widely known?
•Compared to other hair colors, it takes far less upkeep. Because the procedure is intended to provide the appearance of grown-out roots in a way that is pleasing and natural rather than stark and skunky, it requires less effort to maintain than traditional hair coloring techniques. This means that you will spend less time and money at the salon, which will, in turn, result in less damage being done to your hair.
• It can be personalized. Every balayage is unique since the placement, gradient, and color are determined by your natural hair color, texture, and length of your hair. This allows the technique to be customized for each customer to accentuate or minimize facial characteristics. When deciding which shades will look best on a client, a skilled stylist will always consider the customer’s natural base color as well as the skin tone of the client. Keep this in mind as you read through the portfolio of your stylist since you should know that no two balayage should appear the same.
•It’s the current craze. The hair color fad has been brought into the spotlight by several celebrities, like the Kardashians and Chrissy Teigen, so it is not surprising that it has acquired favor with the general population. On Instagram, searching using the hashtag “balayage” returns more than 20 million results.
Does Balayage harm Your Hair?
Balayage is a technique for coloring hair that does less damage than other coloring methods and highlights “random” parts of hair to create a more authentic and sun-kissed look.
The balayage technique adds color to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair with a sweeping motion rather than bleach streaks or highlights covering the entire head. But does it harm the hair?
Yes, balayage does affect your hair. However, this method is not as destructive as the alternatives because it uses artificial color rather than harsh chemicals or bleach to add streaks to your toned hair.
The technique of getting balayage highlights keeps your hair healthier, smoother, and shinier because it does not entirely saturate your hair with color but instead uses fragments of your hair. The application of balayage highlights begins in the middle of your hair and works its way down through the strands to the ends. It does not contact the scalp at any point during the process.
If you let your hair grow out, you won’t be able to tell where the chemicals stopped and your natural hair began because the two phases blend seamlessly. Instead, after eight to twelve weeks, the appearance is significantly more natural, which makes this a choice that requires significantly less upkeep than bleaching and highlighting would.
Balayage is painted onto individual strands of your hair, in contrast to bleach. Because of this, there is no absorption of dangerous chemicals into the scalp and roots; rather, the coloring is limited to the surface of the midshafts.
What sets balayage apart from other coloring techniques like highlights and ombre?
The process of lightening the hair is referred to by various names, including balayage, babylights, and highlights, but all these titles refer to distinct styles and processes. They can all be used together to create the desired effect.
•The creation of traditional highlights involves sectioning hair parts and wrapping each piece in foil, working from the root to the tip. The placement of foil highlights keeps the lightener from spreading to the surrounding hair because they are done close to the scalp. As a consequence of this, vivid, eye-catching streaks of color will be interwoven throughout the hair. Even when using balayage, many hairstylists still employ some strategically placed foils because wrapping the hair in foil causes the color to develop faster (also known as lightning more) than it may with only hand-painting. This is one of the reasons why foils are used.
•The appearance of a child’s natural highlights can be imitated using babylights, which are extremely thin highlights. A baby light consists of an extremely short and thin segment of hair, providing a delicate, sun-kissed appearance. This is made possible by the considerably smaller weave that is utilized. Babylights can be utilized to delicately break up the root color for maximum grow-out outcomes.”
The Benefits of Balayage
Balayage develops beautifully over time, unlike bleaching and full-head hair dye. If you don’t have the time or money to keep up with routine care, the greatest low-maintenance option is balayage.
Compared to full-head highlights and bleached hair, it requires much less effort. When altering the tone and color of your hair, this technique can give you the greatest versatility and simplicity of care.
Balayage is low maintenance and versatile, as we already discussed. Many people lack the resources to visit a salon every four to six weeks to re-dye or highlight their hair. Not to add, it is really expensive.
The typical price for bleach, tone, and cut is $180. Balayage is the ideal answer for busy people who are constantly on the go because it only needs highlights every 8–12 weeks rather than requiring us to spend all of our spare time in the salon chair.
Instead of soaking your hair in bleach and harmful chemicals for 30 minutes in your next session, balayage uses just a few strands of your hair to preserve your roots, shield your ends, and give the middle of your hair a glossy finish.
Say goodbye to dryness and welcome to hair that looks healthy! In addition to being less harmful to your hair, balayage is also fully risk-free for people with allergies.
Some people’s scalps may react negatively to bleach, resulting in redness and discomfort during and after the color appointment. Fortunately, this won’t take place for individuals getting balayage.
Balayage highlights can be safe for people with typical hair allergies because they are on the hair rather than the scalp. People with bleach applied to their scalps may experience allergic symptoms such as weakness, dizziness, tingling, tickling, or burning on their skin before and after the treatment.
To make an appointment for a color consultation with our stylists, go to the services section of the Tabu Salon website. During this visit, we will discuss the numerous coloring options that might suit your hair the best. You are invited to bring any photographs that have previously acted as a source of motivation for you to this appointment.