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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?
Posted by: Georgina Flint
Date/Time: 17/04/15 15:01:00

Balayage has been around for a while but this timeless technique is creeping its way back into being one of the most popular hair colour requests in salons today.

We've spoken to Jack Howard, international colour director at Neville Hair & Beauty Salon, to get some professional insight on this booming hair trend.

What is balayage?

Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour - similar to what nature gives us as children - with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks.

How is it applied?

Balayage is applied on the surface and not saturated through the section until the very tips, otherwise you would have a streak of colour that isnít vey soft at all. It can also be called a freehand technique because no foil or meche are used to create the highlights.

What sets it apart from traditional hair colouring?

Itís totally bespoke to you! A good balayage expert will be able to place the colour to suit your skin tone so itíll look amazing and really light up your features.

What's making it so popular recently?

Itís a skilled technique that hasnít been widely taught in the UK until recently. Now itís becoming better known because all the models and A-listers are wearing it. Clients are seeing it on the catwalks and red carpets and want to get that finish rather than the uniform highlights that foils give.


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Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?15/04/15 13:38:00 Curzon Tussaud
   Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?15/04/15 17:28:00 Elizabeth Jane Daley
      Re:Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?15/04/15 17:48:00 Curzon Tussaud
         Re:Re:Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?15/04/15 18:50:00 Jennifer Jenks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?15/04/15 22:08:00 Elizabeth Jane Daley
   Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?17/04/15 11:20:00 Hazel Lawrence
      Re:Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?17/04/15 14:56:00 Julie Mitchell
         Re:Re:Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?17/04/15 15:01:00 Georgina Flint
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Any local hair salons offering balayage, and can anyone recommend a colourist, please?17/04/15 22:52:00 Lynne Bruce

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