Why is Balayage So Popular in Singapore?
In French, Balayage means ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’. Balayage is one of the more advanced coloring techniques that delivers natural looking highlights. The highlighting technique creates fluidity in the highlights and frames the face and shoulders/back nicely. At the same time, it hides new growth due to the irregular placements, so it is not as noticeable and you are prolong the gaps between salon visits, a low-maintenance and preferred choice of highlights for many.
What is Balayage?
Basically, balayage is a skilled, free-hand painting technique that is high customizable to create different effects. This creates a natural, fluid and seamless hairdo. This is one the highly sought-after hair procedures. Various techniques such as Ombre, Sombre, Colour Blocking, Lowlighting, Root Stretching, Hand Painting, Double Application and more are used in Balayages.
Balayage can also help to achieve great results on both light and dark hair tones. If you are searching for a soft or striking outlook, something to enhance your features, or to add more depth to your base colour, our hairdressers can help you to achieve your desired looks for you.
Natural highlights that are lighter than one’s hair color are used, so that the transition from the root all the way to the hair tip will be natural: highlighting your skin tone and contrast between the two hair colours. Wilder or more daring colours can be used in Balayage as well.
Even if you are someone who has a busy lifestyle and unable to frequently visit your salon to touch up your hair color, balayage is definitely something that is right for you. Balayage is something that requires a very low maintenance and very light touch up. As time proceeds, the hair base colours that grow out and match the balayage hair gracefully and naturally.
What is the best hair length required for balayage?
While Balayage is suitable for all types of hair length, this colouring technique suits customers who have a medium to long hair length as having a longer hair allows for more colours to slowly blend and form a gradient to match your natural hair color.
Balayage is also able to create the effect of having thick lustrous hair as highlights are made from thin to thick hair to create a multi-dimensional look into your hair.
What is the process like?
The hairdresser will first section off your hair, after which dyes will be applied freehand on top of your hair with a brush after the dyes have been mixed. The dyes will be applied more heavily especially on the middle and end of your hair to how the colour transition from the root to the tip of the hair. Due to it being free-hand applied, it will make the highlights seem streak-free and more natural.
The process generally takes about 40 to 60 minutes depending on how length and what colour you desire. After the dye has been applied, the hair will be washed with a toner application to get your desired hair color.
How do I prolong my Balayage?
Upon completing the Balayage, your next goal is to ensure your hair colour remains vibrant and last longer. With the right treatment, it is definitely possible. We recommend a good colour protecting shampoo and conditioner. Use hair masks every 1 to 2 weeks to nourish and moisturize your highlighted hair. The use of hair oils like argan, coconut or bamboo while drying your hair is also recommended.
What if I do not like the results after Balayage?
If during regrowth or you do not like the results after a while, please go back your hairdresser to perform a colour correction and either do a more noticeable Balayage or do a different colouring service.