What is Balayage?

In recent years, the hair color industry has seen the rise of a new technique: balayage. The word “balayage” comes from the French verb “to sweep,” and that’s exactly what this technique involves. Instead of using foils or caps to apply color, the stylist uses a brush to hand-paint highlights onto the hair.

This results in a more natural look, with color that is soft and seamlessly blended. It’s no wonder that balayage has become one of the most popular hair color trends in recent years.

If you’re looking for a fresh, new look, you might just be swept away by this chic and trendy technique.

What is the Difference Between Highlights & Balayage?

If you’re like most people, you probably think that highlights and balayage are two terms for the same thing. But in reality, they are quite different.

Highlights are typically placed around the face to add dimension or to make bold statement with high contrast to your natural hair, while balayage is a technique that is used to create a natural-looking sun-kissed effect.

The main advantage of balayage over traditional highlights is that the color can be customized to suit each individual. Whether you want a subtle hint of blonde or an all-over sun-kissed look, your stylist can tailor the balayage to suit your needs.

Plus, because the color is applied freehand, there’s no need for foils or other equipment, which means the process is quicker and less damaging to your hair.

So next time you’re looking for a new way to update your look, ask your stylist about balayage – it might just be the perfect solution!

Both techniques can create beautiful results, but the main difference is that highlights are usually done with foils, which means that each section of hair is separately lightened. This can create a more stark contrast between your natural hair color and the highlights.

Highlights are achieved by weaving sections of hair and putting them in foil before applying color. The result is a more dramatic, stripy look rather than a natural sun-kissed look.

Balayage, on the other hand, is applied freehand and the color is hand-painted onto the hair. The result is a more natural look, with softer edges between the highlights and your natural color.

If you’re not sure which technique is right for you, talk to your stylist at your next Hair Salon visit!