Balayage is all the rage this year. Celebrities and soccer moms alike are flocking to their hairstylists to get these natural-looking highlights applied. While balayage has been around for decades, the French technique has only recently become a common request in hair salons everywhere. In this week’s blog, we’ll discuss everything you ever wanted to know about balayage, as well as why you should head to Symmetry Hair Studio — the best HoCo salon — to get it!
Balayage: What Is It?
Meaning “to paint” in French, balayage is a coloring technique that uses hand-painted hair dye to create natural-looking bespoke highlights. Because the color is applied by hand instead of with traditional caps or foils, balayage often creates a more subtle, gradual highlight than other methods that can create bold and unnatural lines. With this method, hairstylists can create unique highlights that are perfect for you, rather than relying on one-size-fits-all caps and chunky foils.
The Difference Between Balayage and Ombre
Both balayage and ombre are French coloring techniques for hair, and that is where their similarities end. Balayage uses subtle differences in color that often leave the ends of the hair untouched, while ombre consists of a consistent gradient from root to tip. Ombre often lends itself well to fashion colors and bold hairstyles, but balayage is typically used to create a more natural look. Both balayage and ombre are popular this season, and Symmetry Hair Studio’s expert hairstylists provide these coloring services and more at the best HoCo salon near you.
What Makes a Good Balayage?
Subtlety is key for a well-done balayage, and there is a great deal of artistry that goes into a successful application. Because balayage is done by hand, your hairstylist must decide where and how to apply dye to each strand of hair. This creates an ultra-customized look, but it also means that your hairstylist must be incredibly experienced and give great attention to detail. Each brushstroke of dye and the amount of time it is left to saturate can influence your entire look, so be sure to discuss what exactly you are looking for with your hairstylist. Bringing pictures for reference can also help.
Find Your Ultimate Look with Symmetry Hair Studio
Symmetry Hair Studio is a passion-driven salon committed to excellence in experience. Whether you want an incredible change, a classic cut, or anything in between, we invite you to come in and relax while you get your hair needs taken care of. Our services include haircuts, fashion color, balayage, bridal service, nail service, and more! Our service area includes Ellicott City, Columbia, Catonsville, Clarksville, Sykesville, Marriottsville, Howard County, Elkridge, and Glenwood. You can contact us online or at (410)750-7055. Also, be sure to follow Symmetry Hair Studio on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest hair trends!