All About Balayage

Balayage is a hair coloring technique that has recently gained immense popularity. This French word means “to sweep” or “to paint,” which is precisely how the method uses various balayage hair colors.

The Balayage hair coloring technique creates a gradual, natural-looking transition from darker to lighter hair. Unlike traditional highlights, which use foil to separate and lighten sections of hair, balayage involves painting the color onto the hair freehand. As a result, this technique allows for a more natural-looking, sun-kissed effect that blends seamlessly into your natural hair color.

To achieve a natural look, balayage highlights are painted on the center and ends of the hair. Not painting them at the root, regrowth is less noticeable, enabling the natural look. In addition, balayage is a cost-effective hair coloring technique, as root touchups can be frequent or unnecessary. Many people frame their faces with balayage highlights, resulting in a stunning effect. Sometimes a hair colorist will combine traditional foil highlights with balayage for a more substantial lightening effect.

Balayage can be done on any hair type, length, or color, making it a versatile and popular choice for both men and women.

Here we touch a bit about balayage hair colors applied to various natural hair colors to give you an idea and to see if balayage is right for you.

Let’s Get Started Talking About Balayage Hair Colors

Platinum Blonde

An icy platinum blonde balayage hair color is a striking, high-contrast look that can add drama and sophistication to any hairstyle.

Achieving a platinum blonde balayage can be a challenging process, particularly for those with darker hair. It often requires multiple sessions of lightening the hair to reach the desired level of lightness, followed by toning to create the desired platinum blonde shade.

When done correctly with an experienced hair colorist, platinum blonde balayage can be a show-stopping look that draws attention. In addition, it complements a variety of skin tones and hair textures. Pair it with your favorite haircut, loose beachy waves to sleek, straight hair, and you are on your way.

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Light Blonde Balayage

Sun-Kissed For Sure!

Do you want hair that shimmers champagne? If you already have light blonde hair, light blonde balayage will add a beautifully delicate touch, resulting in an all-over gleaming look. Put on your favorite outfit, sit out under the nighttime stars, and you will indeed glow beautifully.

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Medium Blonde Balayage

If you do not want blonde and are unsure about brunette, medium blonde balayage can be the answer. However, this hair color has another name: ‘ bronde” So what does it mean? It’s somewhere in between blonde and brunette. This combination can have light cream, cocoa brown, mocha, milk chocolate or other brown mixes. How beautiful this can be.

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Dark Blonde Balayage

Is your hair naturally dark? Do you want to liven it up? Dark blonde balayage will combine your rich natural hue with streaks of smokey blonde. Your hair colorist can mix it up to achieve your desired look with some highlights thinner and some thicker. Are you ready to brighten up dull and lifeless-looking hair; then it’s time to start.

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Light Brown Balayage

Undoubtedly Subtle!

Adding subtle buttery blonde and sandy brown tones will make it look like you have spent the summer at the beach. It sounds incredible, especially if you have never left your office desk. With the right hair colorist, they will place the highlights on the crest of the waves in your hair, on the hair tips or around your face, which undoubtedly brings sun-kissed hair.

Medium Brown Balayage

Do you want to add a bit of pizazz but not too much? Adding a few golden blonde highlights to your ordinary medium brown hair will bring on the ‘wow’ factor. So why wait?

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Dark Brown Balayage

Do you love chocolate? How about caramel on top of your favorite ice cream sundae, and what about honey when you feel a bit under the weather? Yes, they are delicious and undoubtedly will make you feel better. So why apply it only to a few aspects of your life? Have you considered adding these delicious hues to your hair? Why not? Increase your self-confidence, be bold, daring and glamorous and give your dark brown hair an uplift.

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Rose Gold Balayage

Rose gold balayage is trendy, unique, and gaining popularity as it can be applied to all hair colors and textures. Many think rose gold balayage best suits dark-eyed people, but this is not necessarily true. If you choose the right hair colorist, they can adjust the highlights that will look best on you and your natural hair color and texture and let’s never forget skin tone.

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Pink Balayage

Do you want to go bold and have some fun? Pink balayage will do just that. Yes, pink is most often considered a ‘fantasy’ color and the highlights are thought to look best when applied to locks of blonde hair. The process will be quicker if you have blonde hair; however, it’s also quite doable with the right hair colorist, even if your hair is not blonde. The process may take a little longer and require a few sessions. Are you still considering the pink flamingo look? Why not go for it?

Grey Balayage

Grey hair has returned with a vengeance as many are flocking and enjoying their natural gray hair. Pulling those few grey hairs when they first appear may be something of the past, as nowadays, grey balayage has made a significant impact from steel, slate and inky blue shades; these beautiful colors are undoubtedly attractively turning heads.

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Red Balayage

Balayage hair colors are not just for blondes and brunettes. It’s simply gorgeous when applied to red hair. The results can be bold to super subtle. With a base of chestnut, copper and auburn and adding a lighter tone, highlights of toffee and strawberry will provide a stunning and glamorous look.

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Balayage Hair Colors, Have You Decided if It’s Right For You?

Is it a yes, or are you still undecided? Either way, let our expert hair colorists at The Public Image LTD Salon help you decide or schedule an appointment to get started. Our entire team of hair artists is knowledgeable and experienced with balayage hair colors; therefore, we are sure we can give you the right artist for your hair, texture, and skin color.

Contact The Public Image LTD Salon in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County today.