Balayage has become one of the most trending hair color styles in recent years. However, it has been around since the 1970s. So, what has changed in modern times? Why is it only becoming popular now? Well, when top celebrities like Jessica Alba and Rihanna flaunt their beautiful balayage hair, their fans will naturally want to follow their style. Also, modern hair stylists have perfected the art of creating different variations of balayage hairstyles which doesn’t require you to wrap your head in foils and achieve a perfect ‘sun-kissed look’.
What is Balayage?
Balayage is a French coloring technique which literally means ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’. This technique is perfect for achieving a natural look because the hair dye is hand painted on the hair instead of using foils or traditional methods like cap highlighting. A benefit of using balayage is that it allows you to customize your hair color and get a gradual transition while reducing harsh lines.
What is the proper way to do Balayage?
Balayage is used in order to get a soft, subtle and seamless blend of matching hair color. So, a balayage hair should have thicker highlights towards the hair ends and it should also be close and soft at the root. A thicker clay die is used in order to achieve this effect as it helps to dye only the surface of the hair section that you want to color. Saturation is limited in order to avoid harsh streaks.
What is the Difference Between Balayage and Ombre?
Balayage Highlights are a highlighting technique where all the ends of your hair are not affected. It helps to achieve a more natural and longer transition between the darker and lighter shades. Ombre in French literally means “color that is shaded or graduated in tone”. It is a hair color technique which affects all the hair ends and helps you to achieve a shorter transition between the deeper roots and lighter ends.