Natural Looking Highlights

Posted on: 31 October 2022


Balayage will give your hair a sun-kissed vibe. A paddle board and brush are used simultaneously to add streaks through a person's hair. The dye color that is selected should be just a few shades lighter or darker than your natural tresses.

A More Natural Look

If you have ever undergone a frosting or streaking process that involved all-over color, you may have been presented with a symmetrical amount of highlights along the front, sides, and back of your head. Balayage uses an approach that may look more natural.

Subtle highlights are added, but they may not encompass every side of your head. For instance, someone who is looking for a sun-kissed look that involves highlighting the longest strands of their hair may only seek a balayage process along the back of their head. A client can choose to have some chunks of hair more processed than others. The end result will look natural, just as it would if the sun had lightened someone's hair over time.

A balayage process can be conducted along the top, front, sides, or back of the hair. If you are seeking a considerable amount of enhancements, your stylist will wash, comb, and partition your hair. Your stylist will show you how much hair will be processed, plus they will give you an idea of how the color will look against your natural tresses. Parts that have been treated will integrate with the strands that were not processed.

Color Options

A balayage process will involve using one or more dye colors. Hair that has naturally been lightened by the sun may possess varying degrees of color. This is due to the manner in which the sun interacts with the pigment of the hair. Sunlight may be directed at some parts of the head more than others. This will leave the hair looking multi-colored.

If you want to receive a more complex balayage process, your stylist may wish to consult with you first. They can show you a color chart that will help you pick out balayage dye hues. If your stylist has a software program, they may use an application that will show you what your hair will look like after a balayage process has been conducted. A stylist will help you select dye hues that will add the depth of color that you prefer, without giving you a washed-out appearance.

For more information, reach out to a balayage hair service near you.