What Is Balayage?
Balayage is a technique of hair coloring done freehand, much like painting, which results in a graduated color from top to bottom. The term balayage refers to the method in which the color or lightener is applied, meaning “sweeping” in French. Traditional foil coloring uses sectioning and patterns, while balayage allows your colorist to personalise your color placement. Think “contouring for your hair,” (source). With the creative freedom the stylist has, it is fair to say that not one balayage is exactly like another. The way the light hits your hair, your face shape, head shape, haircut & hair texture are all taken into account when deciding where exactly to paint your hair.