Take a look at any red carpet A-lister or supermodel these days, and chances are you’ll quickly spot a balayage style. You can tell a balayage by the soft, natural highlights that taper slowly and beautifully, rather than the uniform highlights you’ll see on most foil jobs.
So what is balayage, and how is it done? It’s a hair coloring technique—from the French word meaning “to sweep” or “to paint”—that creates a beautiful, sun-kissed color. Because a balayage is so natural looking, the regrowth lines are far less noticeable, making it easy to maintain and lengthening the amount of time needed between salon visits.
While it’s true that balayage clients need to do less maintenance than their foil counterparts, you still need to be sure to protect your hues. We love hair products by Bumble & Bumble, especially the Color Minded Sulfate Free Shampoo and Color Minded Conditioner that prolongs the vibrancy of your balayage. If your hair is particularly dry, we recommend the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner, which combines six oils that detangle and protect coarse, brittle hair.
Love your new beach look, and really want to maximize that easy, sea breeze style? Try Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Infusion, a salt-infused spray that creates soft waves without the gritty feel of the ocean’s elements. Their blend of coconut and passion fruit oils adds a fantastic windswept scent to your locks.
For those of you that can’t help but spend too much time under the sun, we also have in stock a fantastic moisturizing spray by Rene Furterer. Palm kernel oil is used to rehydrate and nourish your sun-damaged tresses, helping you achieve that buoyant look before you hit the beach again.
Regardless of how you maintain your look, we can’t recommend the balayage enough this summer. The timeless style looks fabulous on anyone, regardless of hair length, color, or style. Our amazing team of hairstylists can help you find a length and color that works perfectly for your style and skin tone. Just come on in for a consultation and we’ll help you get started!