Balayage Hair Colour at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough

Balayage is one of the most requested hair colour services at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough. This popular hair colour service is low maintenance maintenance and is a fabulous way of highlighting your hairstyle and facial features, so it's not difficult to see why.

Below, our Smith & Smith hair colour experts answer the most common questions about balayage …

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What Is Balayage Hair Colour?

Balayage is the most popular hair colouring technique to obtain a more natural-looking, long lasting hair colour finish.

Balayage is a French term meaning "to sweep". Your Smith & Smith hair colour expert will hand paint the colour onto your hair in a sweeping motion, paying attention to the areas where the sun might lift the hair colour naturally to give you a sensational sun-kissed style. The bespoke results will be more natural looking and less uniform than traditional foil highlights.

This method of highlighting is low maintenance as the colour is softest at the root area and more concentrated towards the ends of the hair, so you will not need to visit us quite so often for a hair colour service. You should ask your Smith & Smith stylist for recommendations on appropriate home colour care products, and use these together with regular treatments at our Loughborough hair salon. 

Balayage Hair Colour, Smith and Smith Hair Salon, Loughborough

Is Balayage Suitable For Every Hair Colour?

Absolutely! Balayage will look stunning on all shades of blonde, brown, red or even grey hair. In addition to working with natural shades such caramel blondes and steely grey hair colours, balayage can be used to try out fashionable hair colours such as pretty pastel shades.

How Is My Balayage Hair Colour Applied?

The hair colour experts at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough will hand paint your chosen balayage colour directly onto your hair, lightly closer to your roots, with firmer strokes towards the ends of your hair. This freehand painting technique allows us to highlight areas where the sun would naturally lift the colour, giving you a beautiful sun-kissed look to flatter your face shape and complexion. 


Balayage Hair Colour, Smith and Smith Hair Salon, Loughborough

How Long Will It Take To Create my Balayage Look?

The length of your balayage appointment will depend on how much hair colour we are adding, either throughout your hair or face framing highlights. Book in for a consultation at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough, where our colour specialists will be able to assess the condition and colour of your hair, and discuss the final look that you are aiming for. 

Please note : if your hair has been damaged, your appointment will take longer as we will need to improve the condition of your hair so that it is prepared for the hair colouring process. 

What is The Difference Between Balayage and Ombré Hair Colour?

Ombré hair colouring produces a contrasting effect of hair colour from root to tip, whereas balayage is a more subtle hair colouring method, and only a few sections of highlights are added into your roots. Ombré gives colour that is darker at the roots and gradually becomes lighter towards the tips in a defined way, whereas balayage is a more multi-dimensional hair colouring technique.

There are so many variations on balayage, including babylights, root melt, root stretch, colour melt or free-hand highlights. If you’ve seen a balayage hair colour look that you desire, bring us in an image and we’ll make it work for you!

Please note: We will also ask you to come in for a quick skin allergy test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment to ensure you will not suffer any reactions to the colours involved. 

Balayage Hair Colour, Smith and Smith Hair Salon, Loughborough

How Do I Maintain My New Balayage?

One of the best things about Balayage is that it is relatively low maintenance – your root regrowth will be less obvious with balayage than with conventional hair colour foils. To maintain your balayage look at it’s best we would recommend that you visit Smith & Smith Hair Salon every 8-12 weeks.

We can also recommend some fantastic professional quality home colour care products to keep your balayage colour looking fresh and vibrant.

Book Your Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough

Don’t forget to book in for a hair colour consultation at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough where one of our expert colour technicians will explain the balayage process, price and what can realistically be achieved with your hair.

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