Balayage is one of those hair ‘buzz words’ I was getting sick of hearing about until I had it done properly.
My colourist Kyle taught me a few things about getting the perfect balayage so I thought I’d share them with you!
1. If you want a natural result, balayage is best done when hand painted. I’ve had my hair balayaged using the teasing/backcombing method before and let me tell you – it was PAINFUL… and it left my hair feeling dry, frizzy and not so beach chic.
2. Your balayage should be designed to highlight and complement your features. I loved the way Kyle spoke about how he gives each girl their own unique design to suit their face shape. Make your hair work for you, rather than the other way around!
3. We all love ‘ashy’ tones, but a bit of warmth can be more flattering during winter. The sky is grey, the golden summer sun disappears (and so does your tan) and you tend to wear a lot of black. The colours he used on my hair have made me instantly look healthier because they’re not so dull.
4. Cut, then colour. Your balayage should show off your layers!