What You Need To Know:
BALAYAGE HAIR COLOR PICTURES
Balayage is a freestyle hair highlighting technique also known as hair painting. Your colorist chooses specific hair strands and hand-paints their surface strand by strand without using foils.
Traditional highlights are created differently. Your colorist separates hair sections, weaves through, applies color on the selected strands of hair and folds them in foils. The more strands you fold, the more highlights you’ll have. This technique usually creates more color symmetry from roots to end and a more pronounced line of demarcation.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…
- Foils and balayage are techniques that require skill, time and practice. The outcome of the color depends on the maestro, not on the technique.
- Practice makes perfect. Inexperienced hair colorists can unfortunately make color mistakes such as spots, uneven color and stripey highlights either by foils or by balayage.
- If you are unsure about a particular hair salon, go in for a consultation. Most salons will happily book you 15-30 min to discuss your concerns.
- Look at the environment, look at the other clients, look at the hairstyles and the hair color around you. Most hair salons have a style. Does that particular style suit YOU?
- Do you like your hair colorist? Do you trust her? Is she asking you questions about your hair? Is she listening?
- Try to get a sense of the environment. Happy workers do better work.
- Be realistic about what can or can’t be done. Some hair colorists are very talented, but they are holding a brush, not a magic wand.
- Remember that it is always easier to go from light to dark, than from dark to light.
- Color looks best when you have healthy hair. Don’t over-process your hair and use hair products designed for colored hair.
- Do a little research before you go in for your consultation. Bring pictures of highlights you like and pictures of highlights you DON’T like. Your colorist will get a better sense of your style.
- Once you picked a colorist, relax and let her do her job. Don’t micromanage the process. It will stress you and your colorist and prevent her from doing her best.
- Don’t be averse to change, change is good!
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MAINTAIN YOUR HIGHLIGHTS AND HAIR COLOR WITH THESE HAIR PRODUCTS
STRAWBERRY BLONDE HAIR COLOR
Enhance your natural or strawberry blonde highlighted hair with DAVINES ALCHEMIC SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER. These hair products contain direct pigments that add a copper tone on to the cuticle, without penetrating the cortex. Use this shampoo and conditioner either to intensify your natural strawberry blonde hair, or to add copper tones to your highlights. You can also impart copper tones to mousy hair and add shine to your hair. Hydrate, balance pH and strengthen your hair with ingredients such as hydrolyzed milk proteins and Provitamin B5.
GOLDEN BLONDE HAIR COLOR
Maintain golden blonde hair, refresh sun-kissed highlights and add honey tones to dirty blonde hair with golden direct pigments that exist in DAVINES’ ALCHEMIC SHAMPOO & GOLDEN CONDITIONER. Hydrolyzed milk proteins will deposit protein and fill in holes in the hair shaft. Hair stays hydrated and silky.