I must have been living under a rock because I just recently learned about balayage effect — a coloring technique that is easier and more natural than normal highlights (it’s done freehand instead of with foils). It’s how you get the ombre effect on hair, but it can be done in highlight form, too. I love, love the look! A few weeks ago I decided to give it a try (I started with a half head instead of a full head). The results are really natural, sun-kissed look that gave me just the right amount of dimension and color. I may go bolder and do a full head next time, but one of the amazing things about balayage is that you don’t have to get it re-done very often (or ever, if you don’t want to). It grows out really naturally since it’s less extreme than normal highlights. It really is the best of everything! I’m curious, have you ever had balayage done to your hair?
P.S. Over the weekend I guest posted on Becca’s blog about my favorites for fall! Check it out here
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15 comments on “Balayage

  1. Neither did I! That’s exactly the look I want to have! I’ve been blond for ages and that means I need to go and get the roots coloured at least once a month. Anyway i’d love to get my natural colour back, maybe that’s a solution – a professional hairdresser knows!

  2. I just called it ombre hair too-the b word is too technical! But I’m going to let you in on a little secret- I have virgin hair! As in, never colored or highlighted EVER. I know it’s crazy, but it is true. I just can’t bring myself to do it, I’m too scared I won’t get my natural color back and I am HORRIBLE about going for haircuts. I could never keep up with coloring my hair! But if I did, it would be balayage or whatever that word is! haha

  3. haha! I had no idea what it was called. I just call it ombre..which is obvi wrong. I have really been considering getting balayage but I haven’t colored my hair in YEARS so am afraid!!

  4. Apparently I’ve been living under that same rock as well, because this is the first I’ve heard of the effect. But if it’s what these ladies are using… I approve!

  5. I actually tried this a few months ago. I loved it for awhile but then I really missed seeing the bright highlights around my face so I went back to the normal highllighted look. It’s a fun and easy/nondrastic change though and I think it looks better on brunettes such as yourself.

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    Holly Foxen Wells

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