In most products or posters showing balayage hair color, models in a photo can be seen sporting colored hair (blonde, red, brown, etc.) with soft and natural gradation. Balayage was considered to be the closest to nature when it comes to its hair color effects and at its peak, it was the trend that almost every A-list celebrity wanted to get on board with.
What is Balayage?
For balayage, the color is swept through the hair in small, triangular sections onto a foil or board, resulting in a seamless, flawless blend of the chosen highlights of the client and their natural hair color.
The Perfect Balayage Hair
Learning the techniques how to achieve the perfect balayage takes a lot of skills and time spent in a hair school or hair academy. Of course, the schooling is worth it once the hairstylist sees the satisfied looks on his or her client after seeing the perfect balayage. Proper schooling is also needed to ensure that the client’s hair is at its best condition and to prevent damage from miscalculated hair product mixtures.
Celebrities only trust their hair with professional hairstylists and so should you. The hair is a person’s crowning glory, and whether you have blonde, brown, or red hair, you deserve to be treated like an A-list client in our salon.
The Proper Balayage Technique
How To Tell If Your Balayage Has Gone Wrong
This is the first sign that the balayage has gone wrong. You need to make sure that the salon you’re going to is a reputable one, with a team of hairstylists who are not only competent but with good customer service as well. Salon visits should be fun and relaxing, not stressful and overwhelming.
Using bleach on hair is tricky and the person who is applying it must be an expert and know when exactly is the right time to take it off. Professional hairstylists also need to know that the usage of bleach depends on hair color and hair type of a client. A patchy balayage is a telltale sign of wrong product application and placement. If you think that your balayage looks patchy, don’t be hesitant to report it to the hairstylist so it can be remedied before you leave the salon.
Remember, balayage is an art and it needs a lot of skill and effort to achieve a perfect balayage. Make sure that you acquire the services of a professional because even if you watch dozens of YouTube videos or Instagram tutorials, it would be very difficult to achieve the soft, paint-like shades of balayage in your hair – take our word for it.
Balayage Gone Wrong – What To Do?
The correction process may involve a color correction, but it needs to be thoroughly assessed by a professional hairstylist, depending on the damage. It could also involve many other techniques such as toning down, applying a “roots” melt or actually starting over again on the hair of a client. However, there is a need to assess the hair quality of client – if it’s too bombarded with chemicals, there might be a need to take a rest and have the client return after a few weeks.
Why Is Balayage Better Than Other Hair Color Techniques?
The beauty of balayage greatly depends on your hairstylist since it’s a freehand or hand-painted technique. This is why it’s very important that you, as a client, choose a professional service that has a great portfolio and satisfied clients who availed of their balayage hair services. The beauty of balayage greatly depends on the hand that creates it, so you really need to choose wisely!
Does Balayage Work on Gray Hair?
In fact, balayage is considered to be a smart solution for gray hair because it allows the hair colorist to zero in on the target gray strands without actually touching the scalp. It’s also easier on the client’s hair in general because it takes out the need to a single process just to cancel out a few gray or silver hair strands.