Balayage color has become very popular in the beauty industry. It allows you to enjoy more subtle, natural-looking highlights. But as much as people love balayage, many don't quite understand the technique, especially the first time they have it performed on their hair. Here are some common client misunderstandings about balayage.
Balayage doesn't have to be done with light highlights
You often see people with balayage highlights in some shade of blonde. Indeed, this is a common choice among clients who choose balayage color. However, you can get balayage in almost any shade you want. You can get low-lights applied in a balayage manner, or you can opt for a blend of a few different shades. Not all colors are easy to apply to natural hair colors, but your stylist can let you know what your options are — and blonde is only one of them.
Balayage can start as high or low on your head as you like
One of the appealing things about balayage color is the fact that the highlights don't go all the way to your scalp. So, you never get those dreaded "roots" once your hair grows out a little. But this doesn't mean your color has to start halfway down your head. Your stylist can start your balayage color as high or as low on your head as you prefer. Starting lower tends to give you a more subtle look while starting higher results in a more dramatic look.
Balayage doesn't have to result in solid-colored ends
The ombre look — where your hair is natural at the roots and transitions into another color by the ends — is just one option when it comes to balayage. If you do not want your ends to be fully one color, your stylist can instead sweep in fewer highlights. They can leave your ends more variegated so the look isn't as dramatic.
Balayage doesn't cost as much as you might think
When you look at the cost of your initial balayage appointment, you might think that you can't afford to do it frequently. But the first balayage appointment takes so much more time than subsequent ones. As such, your touch-up appointments will typically cost a lot less than your first appointment.
Now that you know a little more about balayage color, you're set to make an appointment. Look for a salon near you, and treat yourself
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