Balayage is a coloring technique used to create sun-kissed, natural-looking highlights. Used as an alternative to foil highlighting, it is the action in which hair color is swept or painted on to the hair to create depth and dimension.
Balayage is the in-salon color service choice among the most discerning clients – celebrities, models and fashionistas – that demand hair color to be designed exclusively for them. And Balayage hair painting isn’t just for Blondes! It is perfect for brunettes that want a subtle, sun-kissed look.
If you are a salon professional, click here to learn more about Balayage classes and education for your salon, or click below to see the latest Balayage hairstyles from our new Spring Collection.
Salon clients love that Balayage hair painting is less expensive to maintain than traditional highlights. It varies by client, but many can go 3 - 4 months between appointments since their natural hair color will blend in with the natural-looking, painted highlights as it grows.
Balayage allows your salon colorist to utilize their creativity and artistic talent to personalize the placement of each highlight for a customized result.
Balayage highlighting is a favorite of celebrities and models like Gisele Bündchen, Eva Longoria and Sarah Jessica Parker!
Jay Vosper is a L’Oréal Professionnel Artist, as well as a Colorist at Dop Dop Salon in New York City. Additionally, she is also a Balayage expert who teaches other salon professionals around the country how to Balayage.
What is Balayage?
It is a method in which lightener or hair color is literally swept onto the individual hair strand to create lightness and depth. The method originated in France in the 1970s. The word “Balayage” actually comes from the French word “to sweep.”
What is the color result of Balayage?
The result is sun-kissed hair with dimension. It creates highlights with a glamorous yet natural feel.
How do you know Balayage is right for your client?
Who doesn’t want soft, sexy head-turning hair color?
What are the best hairstyles that complement a Balayage service?
Balayage can enhance almost any haircut, length or texture. You can customize the cut by adding dimension with Balayage to show off the shape. It really is Balayage that complements the haircut!
Balayage is a technique that can only be achieved with the expertise of a salon professional. L’Oréal Professionnel colorists are highly trained in the Balayage highlighting technique and also use lightening products that are developed with conditioning agents that leave your hair in great condition. Additionally, many of the products used in a Balayage color service are ammonia-free, providing ultimate respect for the hair fiber.
Find your nearest L’Oréal Professionnel salon to schedule an appointment with a trained Balayage colorist who can perform your next customized Balayage highlights service.
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