All You Need To Know About Balayage Hair Colour at Collections Hair Club in Weybridge, Surrey
Balayage is set to continue taking the world of hair colour by storm in 2020, and we’re not surprised. As one of the most sought after hair colour techniques at our award-winning salon in Surrey, a balayage hair colour requires little maintenance, adds depth and dimension to your hair…and suits pretty much everyone!
The expert stylists at Collections Hair Club are masters of the balayage technique and can create the perfect hair colour for you. We are up-to-date on all the latest trends, using the very latest techniques and top of the range hair colour products from L’Oreal to create a bespoke result. Find out everything you need to know about balayage below.
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So, What Is Balayage?
Balayage involves hand-painting soft highlights throughout your hair to accentuate your hairstyle and facial features. Taken from the French, meaning “to sweep”, it is a free-hand technique which allows us to place your highlights exactly where they are needed. It will give your hair a beautiful natural look as though you have been out in the sun all day. The effect given is subtler than that achieved with conventional foil highlights because the colour is painted free-hand and there are no hard lines. The result is a bespoke individual look which can be adapted to your individual personality and style.
Is Balayage Suitable for Blonde, Red or Brunette Hair?
Absolutely! Balayage can look stunning on all shades of blonde, brown, red, auburn or even grey hair. In addition to working with natural shades such as popular blondes and warm caramel tones, you could use balayage to try out fashion colours such as on-trend pastel shades.
How are balayage highlights applied?
Our team of skillful hair colour technicians at Collections Hair Club will paint the balayage colour directly onto your hair, applying it more finely closer to your roots and with bolder brush strokes towards the tips. This freehand technique allows us to highlight areas where the sun would naturally lift your colour if you were on holiday, giving it a finish that’s subtle and also multidimensional.
How long will it take to create a balayage look for me?
The length of your appointment will depend on whether we are adding balayage throughout your hair or just a few highlights, for example to frame your face. We will be able to advise you on how long it will take if you book in for a complimentary consultation Please note, if your hair is damaged, your appointment will take longer as we will work with you to improve the condition of your hair so it is ready for the colouring process. We recommend using Smartbond to improve your hair’s strength and condition and produce a more vibrant colour.
What’s the difference between balayage and ombré?
Ombré produces a contrasting two-toned effect from root to tip but balayage is a more subtle technique, and only a few sections of highlights will be added to your roots. Ombré gives colour that is dark at the roots and gradually becomes lighter towards the tips in a defined way, whereas balayage is more multi-dimensional and the colour is strongest at the tips of your hair.
There are many other hair colouring techniques and variations on balayage, including babylights, baby balayage, root melt, root stretch, colour melt or free-hand highlights. If you’ve seen a hair look you love, bring us in an image and we’ll adapt the look for you.
How should I prepare for my balayage hair colour appointment at Collections Hair Club?
Book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation at our Weybridge hair salon and we will assess the colour and condition of your hair and advise you on the results we can achieve. Your hair’s health is always a priority for us so our expert colour technicians will tailor your hair colour to create the perfect look without damaging your hair. We may also recommend a strengthening treatment such as Smartbond.
We will also ask you to come in for a quick skin allergy test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment to ensure you will not suffer any reactions to the colours involved.
How much does it cost to have balayage?
Prices start from £90. Call us on 01932 842473 or visit us at 67-69 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9UQ to book a complimentary consultation and we will give you a no-obligation quote.
How do I maintain my balayage look?
We can advise you on how to keep your Balayage looking fabulous for longer. One of the best things about the look is that it is relatively low maintenance – your root regrowth will be less obvious with balayage than with conventional foils.
To maintain your look at it’s best we recommend visiting your colourist every 8-12 weeks. On top of this, we would suggest a quick colour glossing touch-up session every 6 weeks to keep your hair looking gorgeous between appointments. We can also recommend using Kerastase professional quality colour care shampoo and conditioner, available from our Weybridge salon, to keep your colour fresh and vibrant.