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Balayage is a highlighting technique that is designed to create very natural-looking highlights that grow out without developing a noticeable and obvious root. This technique is all the rage amongst celebrities and is rapidly growing in popularity. When the hair is highlighted with the Balayage process, the highlights are painted on by hand in a fluid, sweeping motion that moves from the base to the ends of the hair. At the base, the product is applied very lightly, and the amount gradually increases as it is painted through the ends. The result is a subtle, "sun-kissed" look that can lift the hair up to 3 shades lighter.


One of my most asked questions of balayage is, “What is the difference between Foil highlights and Balayage highlights.” To help you understand it better foil highlights have the same amount of lightened hair from root to end. Balayage highlights have less lightened hair at the roots and more lightened towards the ends. This is how we achieve a European look of hair color.

I have worked with this technique for five years after training with my mentor John Siggers. Today I not only perform this technique for my clients, but I also teach it to salons all over. Over the years I have taught at the American Board of Certified Haircolorists' Energizing Summit in Los Angeles, and also taught on stage at the Intercoiffure Fall Atelier in New York.


Balayage requires a good eye and a very steady hand and must be performed by an experienced hairdresser who has extensive knowledge of the technique.


If you are a stylist and you are interested in learning this technique, please contact the salon at 770-491-0800 for class dates and more info.

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