Balayage is a colour treatment offered by all professional hair salons. This type of colouring requires more patience and skill from the hairdresser. Balayage involves creating multicoloured, natural-looking highlights.
Interestingly, balayage can be done with more than just natural hair. It can also be created by using hair extensions. For this you need to choose the right colour for your hair extensions, so that the effect is as natural as possible. Balayage is possible with nano tip hair extensions and tape in hair extensions. Viola Hair only offers products for professional hair extensions. With our products it is possible to achieve a wonderful balayage human hair extensions.
Balayage - how it differs from highlights?
Streaks are more noticeable with highlights because the shades are often chosen in contrast. A hairdresser with, for example, dark brown hair may do blonde or red highlights. The colours of the balayage have to work more together. In addition, such hair colouring is usually limited to colours close to the natural hair shade.
Therefore, balayage doesn't have to be as obvious as regular colouring of highlights. It is more subtle and aims to slightly modify the colour of the hair by adding different shades. It gives the hair a lighter look and makes it look less uniform in colour and multi-tonal. You can choose balayage tape in extensions, blonde balayage extensions or balayage weave.
Hair dyes for balayage can be bought in stores. But you should know that this colouring treatment is not easy. Even if you are good at colouring your hair at home or even if you know how to precisely apply individual strands, you cannot be sure that the balayage will also be a success.
If you're dreaming of this style, it's better to let a professional help you choose the right colours. This is a time-consuming technique that takes a lot of time, especially if you're not as skilled as an experienced hairdresser. Unfortunately, the cost of salon balayage is quite high.
Human balayage hair extensions - for whom?
The colour of the balayage depends on your taste and choice. However, a good hairdresser should be able to suggest which shades will work perfectly together and match the person and their hairstyle. The hairdresser will also choose the right colouring products and decide on the width of the highlights. Balayage on dark hair will likely require lightening.
Balayage is great at masking the appearance of grey hair, but it is also popular to create additional dimensions to your hair. Balayage, like other colour treatments, is not recommended for people with dry and brittle hair - if in doubt, consult a hairdresser you trust.
Balayage tape in extensions
Balayage works well on light hair by adding a few tones of darker colour. Hair that has been balayage looks vibrant in sunlight - it shines, looks healthy and well-conditioned.
Balayage is an alternative to regular hair colouring as well as to highlights. If you are tired of your plain hair colour but do not want to drastically change your natural hair colour, you can opt for balayage.
In Viola Hair Store we have a rich colour palette. This allows usx to create any style, tailored to the needs of our customers.
Balayage nano tip hair extensions
Balayage blonde has undergone a huge revolution since the 1990’s, when it first appeared in hairdressing trends. Nowadays, Sombré effect (soft ombré) hairstyles are the most popular choice for long blonde hair. Slightly contrasting shades have dominated modern hair colouring. For light hair, it also works well with babylights, which are very fine, delicate light streaks that don't create a contrast but only brighten up the blonde hair. The result is reminiscent of youthful light hair that has been brightened by the summer sun.
Balayage on dark hair
The dark-haired balayage that dominated salons in previous years, the contrasting ombré look, is now a thing of the past. The Sombré effect is also recommended this year for people with darker hair. Dark brown hair can be beautifully transformed with reddish hues, ranging from copper and reddish brown to ruby red. The latter will look great on black hair, as do aubergine, even dark blue and purple hair in for those bolder with their colour choices.
Balayage on short hair
Balayage on short hair is as easy to do as it is on long hair but the effect depends on the hairdresser's skill.
Great results can be achieved with a single colour or with several shades, although for short hair it is recommended that sparing balayage is used, where longer hair can have multiple shades.
In practice, if your hair is only a few centimetres long, a single brightening colour is used… Why? In the case of really short hair, the multi-coloured balayage does not allow the hair to stand out, which is what is most important when going for a balayage effect.
If your hair reaches a length of 10-15 cm, adding two or three shades will give you a fantastic balayage look. Of course, in the end it all depends on the individual hairstyle, the image of the person undergoing the colouring and the skill of the hairdresser.
Balayage versus Sombré
The popular ombré trend of the past few years, which involves contrasting lightened hair on the ends and darker hair near the scalp, has evolved into a softer version, Sombré.
Sombré is a toned down ombré style, which gives a more natural effect. The hair ends are lighter than the root, but not as pronounced as with ombré hair. The result is a sun-kissed, glowing effect and a more softer look. Although both sombré and balayage belong to the same family of treatments, which aim to achieve the most natural colouring result possible, they differ not only in hairdressing technique but also in the final effect.
Classical balayage hair is vertically varied in colour – the strands of hair has only one colour along its entire length, with the effect of naturalness is achieved by skilfully mixing individual hair colour strands. With sombré the strands of hair has two colours - always darker at the top, towards the root, and lighter from about halfway along its length towards the tip.
Long hair highlights - techniques
Long hair highlights are a classic, giving your hair the look of a star from the big screen.
The technique of applying colour has changed a lot over the years and one of the strongest trends nowadays is the subtle sombré, which is not only supposed to make hair look brighter but also gives it depth.
With the sombré technique, the hairdresser lightens the hair from the roots, and the line between the shades applied is almost invisible. Sombré is popular for blonde and light brown hair.
Celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, Sarah Jessica Parker and Marina Luczenko wear the sombré on their hair. For inspiration, check out their social media profiles.
The latest way to colour balayage is called tweed hair. Hairdressers apply colours that are similar in tone but differ by more than 3 tones. As the name suggests, the effect is supposed to be similar to the interweaving of fibres in tweed fabric.
Light hair colouring - the 4 best colours and styles
Light hair colouring is much more popular than colouring dark or brown hair. In order to achieve a natural look, it's important to choose the right colour shade in addition to the right application technique.
According to hairdressers, the following blonde shades are best suited to the complexion and beauty of women:
- Dark blonde
- Honey blonde
- Classic platinum
- Ash blonde
Here you can check the colors of our hair extensions.
What hairstyles are right for balayage hair? The colouring effect is underlined perfectly:
- Soft waves
- The long bob
- The classic ponytail
- Herringbone braid over one shoulder
Light-coloured highlights work well on any hairstyle because the colouring technique allows you to customise highlights according to your hair type and texture. Of course, highlights will look best on long hair as the natural movement of the hair enhances the effect.