Traditionally, foils are used to separate sections of hair in order to lighten them, while balayage hair (from the French word “balayer”, meaning “to sweep”) involves freehand application, usually with a board and brush. And where there’s freehand work required, there needs to be expertise and experience– hence a store-bought balayage kit can’t reproduce an in-salon creation.
But why is balayage so popular? Because it’s natural looking and there are no tell-tale stripy sections of hair. Balayage offers the result of a soft, elegant, and personalized color that looks naturally lifted. Hair is subtly lightened with a blended contrast between the roots and the ends.
When explaining the benefits of the balayage hair technique, we always emphasize this made-to-measure factor. From hair type to tone, length, application, angle, and placement, clients love the way a balayage is tailored to flatter their face shape and bring radiance to their complexion. Plus, women often find a balayage more reassuring than one all-over color because there’s no demarcated root regrowth. It’s the reason why balayage hair is for everyone!