All you need to know about balayage hair colour at stone hairdressing salons in Kent

Balayage is a real client favourite at stone hairdressing, and one of our most requested hair colour techniques at both our Canterbury, Faversham and Kings Hill salons.

This stunning, low-maintenance hair colour technique can be used to accentuate any hairstyle and complement your skin tone and facial features. No wonder so many celebrities are rocking the look!  You can find out everything you need to know about Balayage on this page - including some of our stunning work below

What is balayage hair colour?

The word balayage comes from the French, meaning “to sweep” and it involves colour being swept or hand-painted through your hair to create a bespoke, natural look. This free-hand technique means colour can be applied exactly where you want it for a subtler effect than that achieved with traditional foil highlights.

Please note: all clients must have a skin test at least two days before their first colour appointment at the salon. Please speak to salon reception to arrange.

Is there a difference between balayage and ombré?

Balayage hair colour tends to be subtler than ombré, with a few sections of highlights being added through your roots to give a denser colour towards the tips of your hair. Ombré, on the other hand, is a more defined two-tone effect, with darker roots becoming lighter towards the ends.

How is balayage hair colour applied to my hair?

The balayage colour is hand-painted into your hair, being applied finely close to the root, and developing into a bolder highlight towards the ends of the hair. Our skilled colourists at stone hairdressing can focus on the areas where the sun would typically lift your hair colour if you’ve been on holiday, resulting in natural sun-kissed look. A toner will be added to your hair to achieve the perfect shade you want.

Is the balayage hair technique suitable for all hair colours?

Absolutely. Balayage can be created on all shades of blonde, brunette, red or even grey hair. Blonde balayage is a very popular look which can be created in a range of colours from on-trend buttery blonde to silver-platinum, but we can create fabulous effects with just about any colour. For example, balayage is a great way to try out the trend for pastel hair colours.

How do I maintain my balayage hair colour?

The good news is that balayage is a great low-maintenance hair colour as your root regrowth will be less noticeable than with traditional foils. You can expect to see your colourist around every 12-14 weeks to maintain your balayage highlights. We’d also recommend a 6-weekly colour glossing touch-up to freshen up your hair between appointments.

Balayage will not dry out your hair any more than other colouring techniques. Our highly trained team understand exactly how your hair will respond to the colouring process and how to apply the colour to achieve the look you want. We can also protect the strength and condition of your hair during the process by using colouring technology from L’Oreal. Ask your colour technician for more information.

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Visit the balayage hair colour experts at stone hairdressing salons in Kings Hill & Canterbury and Faversham

If you are new to balayage, we recommend you start by booking a free consultation to talk through your requirements and the options available. To book please call us your nearest stone hairdressing salon by clicking one of the links below. We look forward to seeing you at the salon soon!