Perfect Balayage Hair Color Ideas For 2019 To Try This Year 44
Perfect Balayage Hair Color Ideas For 2019 To Try This Year 44

99 Perfect Balayage Hair Color Ideas For 2019 To Try This Year

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What is Hair Painting?
Balayage means “to sweep” in French. The process originated in Paris and refers to the way color is hand-painted onto the hair. It is applied with a sweeping motion, sparingly at the roots and heavier towards the ends and is less time-consuming than getting a full head of foil highlights. Traditional foiling can sometimes leave hard lines and extreme color contrasts, but the balayage colorist can literally paint highlights more precisely where the sun would actually hit your hair.

Recreate the Child in You
Think back to when you were a kid and you had perfect shimmering highlights from playing outdoors in the sun. Today’s skilled colorist can actually recreate those subtle defining streaks for you with hair painting. The process is complicated so it is rarely offered at beauty schools. The best colorists are trained in professional hair salons almost like masters’ apprentices. And not all salons even offer the service at all. If you are considering balayage but assume it only works for blondes, you are wrong. Beautiful dark brunettes can add warm honey or caramel tones to lighten their color. The key is to work with the colorist to analyze your natural skin tones and eye color to achieve the most perfect color tones for your hair. The fountain of youth is literally in your stylist’s able hands.

When to Try Balayage

  • If this is your first time for highlights and you want subtle, natural shadings
  • You have fine hair and foiling makes it hard to get all of it evenly
  • You are a brunette and foils and color tend to come out looking brassy
  • Your hair is short and you want the most natural, relaxed finish
  • If you would like your color to last between 6 to 8 weeks
  • Want a great way to subtly brighten your appearance
  • You wish for a less manufactured look with a softer line of demarcation and lower maintenance
  • You want re-growth to be less obvious
  • Prefer to give your hair dimension and natural looking color sans foils
  • Desire color that works well with natural elements and sun exposure to enhance the tones.

Balayage is a more complicated process than other traditional coloration methods, so be sure to ask about the stylist’s training and experience. Consult with your colorist about not adding too many highlights and including more of the dark tones. The secret is to create contrasts with darker areas to emphasize the highlights. And be sure to be clear at the start about the costs involved. Some salons charge by the hour and others by the number of colors used in the application. There are also combination packages available that include conventional foiling with balayage to achieve a more dramatic, intense look with richer color saturation.