All over the world the favorite trendsetters are currently bucking convention when it comes to their hair color. Celebrities like Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz are opting for a new look –The Ombré Hair.
L’Oréal Professionnel brings you the trend. Balayage Copacabana is the first balayage service by L’Oréal Professionnel for light-infused hair, the effects reproduce the natural kiss of the sun on the hair. Lengths and ends are lighter than the roots as a “tie and dye result” or a “ombré hair”
Clients love that Balayage is less expensive to maintain than traditional highlights.
Balayage allows your colorist to utilize their creativity and artistic talent to personalize the placement of each highlight for a personalized result.
Balayage is a favorite of celebrities and models like Gisele Bündchen, Eva Longoria and Sarah Jessica Parker!
Balayage expert advice from Nancy Braun
Nancy Braun is one of the most sought-after Balayage colorists in the industry. Her signature style has graced actors in such films as Legally Blonde, It’s Complicated, Coyote Ugly and Rent.
How did you develop your Balayage technique?
I began learning Balayage 25 years ago after falling in love with the French technique. I studied my work and then created my own version.
Why would you choose Balayage over traditional highlights for a client?
I think every client can have a version of Balayage. It is modern and allows the hairdresser to design custom pieces of highlights & lowlights.
How do you decide what products to use for Balayage?
I choose based on texture and desired lift. I love to use Infinie Platine, Platinium, Majimèches, INOA, DIA Richesse and even occasionally Majirel.
Do you use the same formula consistency for each client?
Hair texture determines my consistency of my formula.
Balayage highlights are hand-painted with the hair as a canvas to express your creative vision. It is a technique that cannot be achieved without the expertise of a salon professional. Only L’Oréal Professionnel offers the exclusive Balayage Expert Certification program, giving you the opportunity to become a true Balayage artist. Discover more about Balayage education courses, techniques and tips.
Balayage for Salon Professionals
What is Balayage?
Highlights that are hand-painted onto the hair for a natural-looking, sun-kissed effect.
What is the difference between Balayage and foil highlights?
The biggest difference is the result. Foils offer a more uniform, defined highlight. With Balayage, highlights are randomly placed for a more natural-looking effect.
Will Balayage highlights damage my hair?
L’Oréal Professionnel lightening products are developed with conditioning agents that leave your hair in great condition.
How much maintenance does Balayage require?
It varies by clients but many can go 3-4 months between appointments since your natural haircolor will blend in with your natural-looking painted highlights as it grows.
Is Balayage just for blondes?
No! Balayage is perfect for brunettes who want a subtle, sun-kissed effect. Ask for our Copacabana Brunette service specifically designed for brunettes!