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Balayage hair in San Jose

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What does the term "Balayage" mean?

“Balayage” is a French word that is a ‘technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.’ It allows for a more natural-looking hair color and tone.

When is Balayage done correctly?

The Balayage strands should be close together and soft at the root which gives a thicker highlight towards the tips of the hair. Balayage should be applied on the surface of the section and not saturated through the section until the very end. If not, can potentially have a streak of color that doesn’t bring out the natural look.

What’s The Difference Between Balayage And Ombré?

Balayage means to sweep or paint and is a highlighting technique used by stylists and colorists. Ombré means having tones of color that shade into each other, graduating from light to dark. Merging the techniques is a favorite of many clients and stylists.

Another version is called, Sombré. which is a much softer version of ombré and is combined with the charcoal grey trend.

Are highlights similar?

Balayage has more subtle lines. Natural looking blends of highlights and tones are the intended result. Foil highlights can have the “stipe” effect”, which is no longer popular. When you think of Balayage, think of sun-kissed beach hair.

Balayage is a freehand technique with no foil or Meche used during the process.

Why Is Balayage better?

Every individual gets a tailored coloring effect that excludes the ancient look of 90’s Jennifer Aniston highlights. Because it’s hand-crafted, your colorist your skin and tone to look really natural rather than artificially colored.

It’s a somewhat fast process with a fair enough time in between when you need to make your next appointment. But feel free to ask us any questions if you want to get this style done today!

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