No matter what you call it, balayage is a trend that's here to stay. Whether it's soft and subtle, or bold and bright, most clients are asking for it and most colourists are incorporating it into their colour work and with warmer weather just around the corner everyone wants to start going a little lighter - so what better way to start!
But first let's get things straight: there are many different ways, techniques, looks and interpretations when it comes to balayage, and this really comes down to your colourist. It doesn't mean 'Dip Dye', that's done and dusted. Thank God !
For someone wanting a soft, barely-there colour, starting with fine balayge throughout is great, almost like fine highlights but painted throughout the hair to give it an overall lift, perfect for brunettes who are wanting a lift or to get that ' I've just had an amazing summer holiday' kinda hair, you know the colour that seriously makes you envy of somebody's time in the sun.
And the next level of balayage, keeping the colour sweeping from the roots and then heavy towards the ends. This is definitely not for the faint hearted, but for someone that wants serious results and likes the maintenance side of things, this kind of colour is beautiful.