Balayage 101: Everything You Need to Know from Just Peachy’s Experts

January 22, 2024

What is Balayage?

Originating from the French term meaning “to sweep,” balayage is an artistic, freehand hair colouring technique where highlights are swept or painted onto the hair to create a graduated, natural-looking effect. Unlike traditional foiling or cap highlights, balayage offers a sun-kissed, radiant finish that looks as though you’ve been lounging on a beach rather than sitting in a salon chair.

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Why Choose Balayage?

What sets balayage apart is its low-maintenance, yet high-impact nature. It grows out beautifully with less noticeable regrowth lines, offering a more sustainable look overtime. This technique provides a seamless gradient, adds depth and dimension, and can be tailored exactly to suit your style, whether you want soft, subtle highlights or a bold, dramatic look.

Maintenance Tips for Balayage

Despite being low maintenance, balayage hair still requires proper care to ensure the colour stays vibrant and healthy. Regular hydration is key – invest in a good quality, colour-safe shampoo and conditioner. Use heat protectant before styling and minimize sun exposure where possible. Finally, regular trim appointments help keep your hair looking fresh and well-maintained.

Whether you’re looking for a subtle, sun-kissed glow or a head-turning transformation, balayage might just be your new best friend. And remember: just because balayage is low maintenance doesn’t mean it’s no maintenance. With the right care, you can extend the life of your colour and keep your hair looking fabulous. Ready for your balayage transformation? Contact Just Peachy’s experts today to book your next appointment!

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