Hair Colour Explained: Highlights or Balayage
If you’re thinking about changing your hair colour, you may be wondering about the differences between highlights and balayage. Both techniques can add dimension and interest to your hair, but they are achieved in different ways.
Here’s what you need to know about highlights and balayage from your local Abingdon hairdressers.
Highlights or Balayage?
Highlights: Highlights involve lightening sections of your hair to create contrast and dimension. Your Abingdon hair salon stylist will apply sections of bleach and/or colour to select strands of your hair using foils, creating a more defined and uniform look. This is a great option if you want a more dramatic change or if you have darker hair and want to go lighter.
Balayage: Balayage is a French word that means “to sweep.” This technique involves painting colour onto the hair in a freehand manner, creating a more natural, sun-kissed look. Unlike highlights, balayage doesn’t always involve the use of foils, making it a more low-maintenance option. Balayage is a great option if you’re looking for a subtle change or if you want to blend gray hair.
Which one is right for you?
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