What is Balayage? I get asked this a ton in the salon, out and about around town and even when people ask me to describe my own hair color. Balayage is a French colouring technique that started back in 1970's. Balayage means to sweep. It's a free hand painting technique where the colour/lightener is applied by hand rather than using foil. This technique gives the hair a gradual natural-looking highlighted effect. There are many ways to do this technique. Each artist has their own method and style for application. I truly love Balayage because it allows me to be more creative and tap into my art background with painting. I know most people are visual learners like myself so below are some examples of Balayage I have done:
I hope you have a fabulous Fri-YAY!