WHAT IS IT?
The word “Balayage” comes from another French word meaning “to sweep”.
Now, if you have ever seen someone get a balayage in the salon, this probably makes sense to you. When applying the color for a balayage, you sweep the color through small triangle sections of the hair onto a board or foil, giving it the natural transition down into the lighter color. In Balayage, there are dark pieces left on the bottom to create dimension and a more natural look. This technique looks like natural sun-kissed highlights throughout the hair.
The transition is more natural and it is less maintenance than an ombre
HOW DO WE DO IT?
The Balayage pieces should be very close and soft at the root leading to a thicker highlight at the ends of the hair.
Balayage is applied on the surface of the section and not saturated through the section until the very tips, otherwise you would have a streak of color that isn’t vey soft at all. It can also be called a freehand technique because no foil or meche are used to create the highlights.”