Friday, January 1, 2016

What is the new trend in hair coloring called BALAYAGE?

What is this technique for hair coloring called Balayage?

Balayage has been around for a while (over 50 years)
 but this timeless technique is Back bigger than it ever was
and Claude Thomas Salon and Spa has been doing this 
technique for years. We have always been in the forefront of
 our industry with all techniques and services 
What is balayage? 

Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a natural looking sun kissed hair colour.  
 It will emulate the hair color  similar to what nature gives us as children. This dimensional hair coloring technique creates  softer dimensions within the color differences and less noticeable regrowth lines. This coloring concept is bases on the  principal idea of less is more by 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 isn’t very soft at all. It can also be called a freehand technique because it can be achieved with  no foil or meche  to create the highlights.
However, one can use foils if required because of having to lift color higher and  still achieve the technique of balayage.

What sets it apart from traditional hair colouring? 

It’s totally bespoke to you! A good balayage expert will be able to place the colour to suit your skin tone so it’ll look amazing and really enhance all of  your features.
What's making it so popular recently? 

It’s a skilled technique that hasn’t been widely taught  until recently.  Stylists that are 10 to 15 years in, are more familiar with this techniques. Like most all things that become in fashion
 is because all the models and A-listers are wearing it. The general public  are now seeing it on the catwalks and red carpets and want to get that newer look of dimensional coloring rather than the uniform, more contrasted color and patterned look of dimensional highlights that foils give.
This is not saying that this look is out! It just doesn't say now 

Does it require a lot of maintenance? 

Very little. It grows out beautifully and more naturally so you don’t get an obvious regrowth line and and can wear it for longer between appointments. All you really need to do is protect it as you would any other colour: use a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner, regular treatments and heat protection when styling. See our stylists for their recommendations in keeping it looking healthy, shiny, and natural.   
Is it suitable for all hair types/lengths? 

It works on both light and dark hair, short or long hair, so anyone really. Both Rihanna and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are great examples of balayage poster girls. I’m currently doing a technique called ‘bronde’ popular amongst celebs such as Jessica Alba and Olivia Palermo. It's the perfect combination of brown and blonde tones, bronde is perfect for darker haired clients who want to try out a lighter colour, it can be warm neutral or cool. The choice is really between you and our colourist experts. Balayage pretty much works for all lengths, all textures, and any color except very short cropped hair ( 2 inches or under).

What makes it timeless? 

It's low maintenance, looks more bespoke, more natural, and is a modern technique that’s much more flattering. Healthy hair is attractive hair and that’ll never go out of fashion. Balayage gives a gorgeous healthy finish that looks nature-enhanced, glossy and expensive. It can be natural or strong, whatever you want, it’s all about the skill, the creativity, the talent  and vision of your stylist to create that color that is your signature. 
Call and book your appointment at Claude Thomas Salon and Spa,  for your exclusive balayage color that creates your signature look