Balayage vs. Traditional Highlights

Nov 30, 2016Tips, Trends, Tutorials

Balayage is a French term and is a popular highlighting technique used in the beauty industry; it means to sweep or to paint. With balayage, the philosophy is less is more. Unlike traditional highlights done with foils where more of the hair is colored, the balayage technique allows the colorist to artfully paint highlights to frame your face or bring light and movement into your style.

Deciding to highlight your hair with a balayage technique will provide you with a soft, natural look.

How is balayage applied?

Balayage is applied to the surface of your hair, and unlike other highlighting techniques, does not saturate the section of hair from the roots to the tips. Completing a highlighting technique, such as balayage, will provide your hair with a softer highlight. Additionally, in comparison to traditional highlights, balayage does not use any foil, but is completed freehand to emphasize a natural look, style, and feel.

Why would you want to choose balayage over traditional highlights?

Our talented hair stylists will help you better understand the difference between balayage and traditional highlights and inform you what would look best to complement your skin color. Traditionally, balayage is the way to go if you want natural and soft highlights throughout your hair. Plus, this styling preference is the perfect one to choose if you’re wanting to light up your facial features.

It requires little maintenance.

Believe it or not, there are highlight techniques out there that require very little maintenance, and balayage is one of the very best! This technique of highlighting is made to provide you with a gentler, more gradual appearance of outgrowth and a beautiful, natural look. This allows for longer spans of time between your color appointments!