We are still somewhat surprised when we hear people in NYC aren’t familiar with balayage.
Hair styling in NYC is definitely avant-garde and women are pretty savvy, they always know what they want. Yet it seems that balayage highlights are the best kept secret in New York City salons. So what is it about balayage that celebrities all ask for it?
“Lance Lappin salon is cool & cozy- the staff is super friendly and accommodating. I recently followed my favorite colorist there, Sandra. I’ve jumped from one manhattan colorist to another over the past 10yrs. not one could get my blond right- too brassy, too ashy…too yellow. Sandra does balayage & has found the perfect balance. I’ve never been happier. She is a true artist.” ~ Guest
“This enchanting salon is the best hair salon for highlights in NYC hands down! My colorist introduced a different way of doing highlights called balayage. My locks have never been happier. The best part? I now need highlights every 14 weeks instead of every 6 weeks and my hair is healthy and sexy. Lance Lappin is a wonderful experience. Go!” ~ Guest
Balayage is the art of hair painting.
Highlights are hand painted on to the hair for a natural looking sun kissed effect. We bet you’ve heard of sun kissed hair before. You should know then, that balayage creates that look better than any other technique. Hair painting also creates the popular ombre look.
- There are definite benefits to balayage: a less manufactured look, the regrowth is less obvious with a softer line of demarcation and lower maintenance.
- However, if you have dark hair and look for monochromatic roots, read blond hair color via highlights, forget the balayage. The painted highlights follow the natural flow of your hair, not so close to each other and they are definitely not uniform. They also have different points of origin, some start right from the scalp, some from farther, it all depends on the desired effect. If you pick through your hair like chickens in the dirt, surprise, surprise, all the hair underneath will be dark. These strands are specifically left to create contrast and dimension. If that contrast bothers you, balayage may not be right for you.
- We don’t call balayage “partial”. Balayage is a customized service, it takes a lot of skill and we charge $225 to start; it all depends on hair volume and length. Ok, we’ll share a secret with you: face framing is crucial for the balayage look and we can do that for about $100. Your colorist will usually paint 10 highlights around and slightly behind the hairline, following the movement of your hair for a sublime dimensional look.
Watch the video to see what balayage looks like and if you feel it’s for you, we would love to paint some highlights!