What is balayage?
Balayage originates from the French word “balayer”, which means ‘to sweep’ or ‘brush’, which describes the way in which the color is applied to the hair.
The technique involves dividing the hair into sections, after which the hairdresser in “freehand” places stripes directly in the hair to create a graduated, more natural-looking highlight effect.
Because freehand is used for a balayage, it is the hairdresser’s experience and creativity that is decisive for how the stripes are placed, and thus determine what the end result will look like.
A good balayage should always be customized to fit the hairstyle and personality of the client and should add a fresh and natural touch to the hair. The “Balayage look” is most often described as the ‘beach look’ where the sun’s rays have naturally bleached different areas of the hair.