It’s not that new in fact it’s been around for years and has made a dramatic increase in the last 2-3 years. Now with everyone wanting a longer lasting color that doesn’t break the bank every month, this technique is it! It’s free hand painting on mid lengths to ends to avoid a grow out mark and ease of getting it done again for months. It’s maintenance friendly and can last up to 12-14 months depending on color and length.
It is adaptable to almost everyone and the only limitation is your imagination plus your base color! Yes your current base color matters. You can not be coloring your hair black or dark brown and expect by doing this you will be blonde in 1,2,3 or even 4 sittings. However it can be the ideal transitional color to break it up.
Can be bold, can be subtle depending on what you are after. The choice is yours.
Now how do you pronounce it? It’s a French word so it’s ok if you get it wrong. Balayagè pronounced “Belli-aj” it’s not a color, it’s a technique. Talk to your hairstylist and discuss if this technique is for you!
Colouring hair is as much about selection and current state of the canvas as it is about placement. The art of doing less for more impact is smart and essential if you want to have healthy hair. Shadow coloring is about placement of color to help other colors pop. Can be that you want to go lighter or it’s too gold so adding a darker ash element helps give the illusion that the existing color is lighter and not gold.
If you have an off white wall beside a white wall suddenly the off white wall looks very off white. Now put the off white wall beside a dark brown or black wall suddenly it looks completely white. It’s an illusion but it works every time! Same concept with hair, to get the blonde to look blonde
Balayagè started out as a merging of colors that blend rather than a overall lightening effect. You can vary the density of color however it you want low Maintainence then for darker tones naturally it’s best to limit the exposure.
Now shadowing color on the roots or smudging blends the root color ( your natural color ) through to give you a blended tone change from roots to ends and can be done to correct or blend a regrowth or to help grow out your color. If you want to grow out a solid color whilst still using the color on the mid lengths and ends this is a great way to do it!
So before getting balayagè check the variations as there are many but most of all make sure you know if you want solid or a more broken up result.
We all want a change, it’s not been the easiest years so changing the way we look is possibly the only thing we can do so why not get your hair done, change the color or cut it off!
Balayagè is a great technique to give you variation that’s super low maintenance and doesn’t involve monthly visits to get touched up. now whilst it’s a super versatile technique it’s limitations are based on your hair & your expectations of the end result. The darker the hair the more limits you have in a general sense as to the tone you can easily achieve. The darker the hair the more red or gold pigment is in your hair. And creating an ash overtone on dark hair ( black or dark brown ) requires several applications, which can’t be done using this technique. Balayagè can be beautiful and natural whilst keeping the integrity of the hair in good condition. However it’s important to know and understand it has its limitations and so does your hair.
We suggest getting some reference images together with you and have an in-depth consultation with your hairstylist on how you can achieve it without destroying your hair!
Apparently if you are born at certain times of the year you have certain characteristics and behaviours. Whilst we can’t completely get on board with this there may be some truth to this given we have put a hairstyle beside each star sign. Let us know how accurate it is for you!
Work mode and out to succeed with nothing stopping them. Determined and stubborn, happy to get hands dirty and do things themselves although typically a leader who loves to lead from the front! This is someone who rarely lets their hair down!
Always want to help and be thoughtful. They type of person who just knows you need a pick me up and will randomly appear with a box of donuts. Happy to cheer both sides in an argument but not take sides.
Known as the wisest sign of them all they are caring to a fault and pick up on the energy around them. Happy to help anyone who needs it regardless if they know you or not. They always want to feel appreciated and needed. Typically a wash and go type girl that values their time and doesn’t waste it on trivial things.
You love being first, it’s who you are and you are not afraid to just jump into anything you do. Fairly sure you are wearing next season looks already! Love taking chances so something risky or bold
You spend your time making sure the people around you feel loved and know it’s quality over quantity. Subtle and expensive that’s low Maintainence
Always changing your mind depending on the crowd. A passionate optimist one day and you won’t know where they are the next. Picks up energy in a room and reflects it faster than high speed internet. Most likely growing your bangs out but that most likely will change 3-4 times by the end of the week
You are full of love and gladly lend your ears to people close to you. Romantic and love a good love story, always thinking of the little things to bring smiles. Something soft and sexy is your go too look.
Loyal and always wants to rule the chat yet happy to walk off with a stranger they met in a public toilet. It’s all about living in the moment and maintaining connections, at times ignoring commitments. Won’t be bothered touching up a regrowth every 4-6 weeks so it needs to be easy.
A planer, they have a plan ABCDEF and options for all of things don’t go the right way. Attention to the smallest details and can run with multiple tabs open! You already have your next haircut booked in, you have looks for Christmas in your mind and most likely references for it too.
The sign that likes everyone to get along and doesn’t like conflict. They avoid it like the plague unless injustice has been done! Most likely the person who has to narrate every single movie no matter how much you just want to watch it, they won’t let you!
The most passionate loving signs that will fight hard but love harder. Often thought of as rude or abrupt but once past the outer layer is removed is super sweet and loyal to the end. Hair is a task and takes time away from living life so whatever you do it needs to be no frills
So if this sounds accurate then try getting the matching haircut as it may be life changing. We all know 2020 has been a series of “ that won’t happen” so why not try it and see.
No need to keep telling you that it’s this or that, if you don’t know you should be indoors then you live under a rock and should possible stay there! No matter what part of the world you live it’s time to stay home and do what we are told!
It’s not ideal, it’s not cool, it’s sad, it’s scary and it puts everyone’s future literally in the air. No one is spared! That’s the reality, but also everyone is in it together.
Text someone and check on them, call family to say hi, resist cutting bangs and take this time to rest, recharge and get yourself ready to be the best version of you!
Stay indoors, restrict interaction with people and do what we are told!
Yep a lot of you are stuck indoors, some ordered too and others choose too, for some the thought of stressing about your regrowth is crazy but for those who feel better when you look good it can be a worry. Let’s be honest it shouldn’t but it’s ok, let’s help you manage you though this the easy way.
The more grey hair you have and you are colouring your hair, the lighter your hair should be coloured. If it’s 80-90% white and you think you should still be dark brown or black the chances of you seeing a regrowth of white hair in 24-48 hours is about 99% likely. If you want freedom, not running on the streets or walking around in a shopping centre type freedom but freedom from having to go to the salon every few days then keep reading!
You may not be ready to let it go natural and honestly most are not and that’s ok. Instead of going cold turkey the best way to approach this transition is by a technique called “smudging”. It is taking your grey and giving it a hint of color without being a 100% coverage. Yes a few sparkles are going to be seen but your maintanence will drop dramatically!
Unless you are under 25 it’s not premature getting babe, it’s called ageing.
We all have had things we will fix later, that conversation later, the decision to quit your job, learn another language and even cut your hair!
Maybe when all things settle down you can use this time to change your hair, get that color you have always dreamt about, cut bangs, some balayagè or shave it off and go all Brittany. Whatever it is the time couldn’t be more perfect!
Since we have becomes obsessed with our health suddenly and it’s become a tad crazy that people are panic buying everything from toilet paper & condoms in Australia to hand sanitizers worldwide. Hygiene has suddenly become real and washing your hands which should have been kind of expected is now being presented as life and death. Let’s be honest firstly you don’t need to stock up on toilet paper or condoms and we don’t need to whip out ideas on condom shortages ( get it ) let’s all take a breath, through your mask obviously and realise it’s not the end of the world!
No you don’t need to stock up on bottles of water, condoms or toilet paper let alone rush to the salon to get your root touch up! It’s business as usual and fyi we have been sterilising everything from floor to ceiling including phone keyboard, hands tools chairs etc after every client for years. No one has caught Corona virus here!
So in short rush to the salon, get your balayagè freshened yo get your haircut because you might end up on home isolation with no way to get fresh and you will thank us later. Stay safe kids and wash your hands after reading this!
You may have started the year off with the most amazing goals, thoughts or plans but it’s now March and the only thing off the list is Finally watching the finale season of Suits! Well don’t stress, making resolutions is kinda lame and let’s be honest rarely does anyone follow through with them anyway. It’s better to be honest with yourself and make small changes more often than expect yourself to change overnight. Let’s get real no one changes that much overnight!
If getting yourself a new look was one thing on the list then stop reading and get on the phone and call us now! Phone 01141010011 that’s right just stop reading but if you just want to find out what can be done the options are literally endless!
This is fresh hot and perfect for summer ready hair! Find out if this would suit call 01141010012 or drop into have a chat to one of our senior stylists.
DIY hair and YouTube’rs that claim they do hair is fun to watch and in some cases they do some cool hair, possibly even beautiful hair!
But it’s not something that you can learn in 5 minutes or a few tutorials which is highly edited and not relevant to everyone’s hair type. It can be an easy thing to miss judge your medium texture hair with someone else’s and not take into consideration yours is thicker, has been pre lightened and then coloured dark, hasn’t been cut in 6 months and has more damage than iPhone dropped from a roof of a 15 story building. No your hair is not basically the same, no you don’t understand why it is now breaking off in handfuls.
A bad color can literally burn your hair off at the roots! Have a weekend bender, that’s fun but don’t bring out sharp instruments or start colouring your hair because you watched a few videos.
Only trust professional hair salons, this is not a DIY job. Give us a call or drop in and have a free consultation
Things come and go, today’s BFF is tomorrow’s stranger and while at the time it may be sad, it’s life!
What you once considered your one true go too, turns out is as fake as the ones you shamed, but hey at the time it felt authentic and everyone saw it so it must of been real?
Chances are most probably saw through it, I guess you were clouded by the image you saw. You deleted messages explaining what it was, although not all and it was only a matter of time before it was known you actually lied, it wasn’t real. You were clever in your cover up but those photos as much as you thought they were references don’t add up!
You had it all but that one small cover up was the last straw!
Just be honest, tell the truth it’s better for everyone!
It’s not natural it’s a color and those photos to your hairdresser are not your friends!
Better than balayage, it’s the new balayage 2.1 muted and softer so you can lie to all your friends and tell them it’s natural!
Once you have decided the technique of balayage you are left with the color and the amount to choose from. It can end up being either too much ( in a lot of cases ) or you may think not enough.
The idea of balayage in itself is subtle and given the fact that it isn’t done at the roots it is meant to be a more natural approach to colouring. Do you go ash, can it go ash, should you still be a warm blonde. All these questions can be talked about when you are consulting the stylist depending on your skin tone and the overall look you had in mind.
Yes it’s cool and if it is done the right way can last months and months before you need to do it again.
If you have ever been out on the social circuit ( yeah it’s a circuit ) in delhi you would have seen it worn by a few very well spoken ladies, in fact maybe your friends Auntie, or mine who knows! The reality to get a good Balayage is not hard but you you continually do it, it ends up looking like a Solid mass of gold!
Now unless you are one of those style freaks that likes to match your shoes with your bag and trying to get the hair in the same family of tone ( please don’t ) you need help!
Neither of these photos have filters or have been adjusted in any way btw
A lot of the time the problem is the hairstylist in fact did what you asked for, rather than saying no. Sometimes when your hair is dark and you all want ash blonde, it’s more complex than a simple Balayage so needs a firmer understanding of color, lightening and the underlying tones that your hair will throw off as it gets lighter.
What we did here is reverse Balayage ( darker color ) then a smokey ask toner over it to blend it. We think it looks great!
If you have gone too far and it’s looking like trash or need help, pls call us on 01141010011