Balayage Hair Colour Explained

Balayage Experts At Spirit Hair Company In High Wycombe

We're here to answer all your questions about balayage! At Spirit Hair Salon in Buckinghamshire, our highly trained colour technicians know everything there is to know about all the latest hair colouring trends and techniques.

We know that keeping up with hairdressing lingo can be difficult, which is why we've created this quick and easy guide to balayage so that you can come into our High Wycombe salon feeling informed. If you still have questions, don't worry! Just ask any member of our friendly team and we will always be happy to explain anything to you.

Please Note: If you have not had your hair coloured by us in the past 6 months, you will need to book in for a quick patch allergy test at least 48 hours before your hair colouring appointment.

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What Is Balayage?

Balayage is a hair colouring technique that has been top trend for the past few years. This technique involves our skilled hair colourists hand-painting highlights throughout your hair to mimic where the sun would naturally lighten your hair. 

Typically, blonde balayage is popular as this creates that naturally, sun-kissed look. However, at Spirit Hair Company, we can create balayage in whatever hair colour you would like.

Balayage Experts in High Wycombe at Spirit Hair Company

The Difference Between Balayage & Ombré

Ombré and balayage are often confused with each other as they both create a hair colour that is darker at the roots and lighter at the tips of the hair. However, our hair experts know the key difference between these hair colouring techniques...

Ombré creates a more uniform gradient hair colour from dark to light as a consistent hair colour throughout the hair. On the other hand, through balayage our skilled colour technicians create a bespoke hair colour with expertly placed highlights weaved at different points throughout the hair.

Blonde Balayage at Spirit Hair Company in Buckinghamshire

Highlights, Babylights & The Money Piece

As the name suggests, highlights involve lightening the hair. We can also use lowlights to add darker colours to your hair to create added depth and dimension to your hair colour. Babylights are really light, thin highlights that mimic the way the sun lightens children's hair.

The money piece is a top hair colour trend that looks great when paired with balayage. This hair colouring technique is also known as face-framing highlights.

Colour Melts, Root Stretching & Reverse Balayage

Root stretch and colour melting are hair colouring techniques that stretch and blend your root hair colour with highlights or balayage to create the effect that the roots are melting into the lighter hair colour. This helps to create a more natural-looking hair colour.

Reverse balayage does what it says on the tin! Rather than your roots being darker and the tips of your hair being lighter, this is reversed so your hair is lighter at the roots and darker towards the ends of your hair.

Fun Fashion Balayage

Have fun with your hair colour! At Spirit Hairdressers in Buckinghamshire, we love to help you express yourself. Show off your personality with a fun fashion balayage such as copper balayage, pastel pink balayage, smoky-grey balayage, silver balayage... The list goes on! Whatever balayage hair colour you desire, we will create at our High Wycombe salon.

Book An Appointment At Spirit Hair Salon In Buckinghamshire

Now you know everything there is to know about balayage, you're now ready to book your balayage hair colour appointment at Spirit Hair Company in High Wycombe!

 To book your appointment, please call us on 01494 440132 or book online.