Balayage Hair Coloring and its origins

Balayage. What is this word that cannot be pronounced? Balayage

(balāˈyäZH) is a French word meaning “to sweep”.  It is a technique for highlighting hair in which the color is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural effect.  Balayage can be applied to any natural or processed hair. 

As Labor Day plans are being made, women begin to think it’s time to give up those summer highlights and go a little darker with their hair color.  If you want to celebrate the seasonal change with a change in hair color, consider Balayage.  Many celebrity hairdos are done using Balayage.  Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen, and Kate Middleton are huge Balayage fans.  It’s that perfectly dimensional trend, which has a natural finish.


Balayage isn’t harsh on your hair so when you lighten up again next summer, it won’t do serious damage. Since regrowth is not as noticeable, it’s a great alternative for those who desire low maintenance style. Balayage is not just a look for blondes; it can be done on any hair that wants a new dimensional look. For example, a brunette can have a blend of caramel pieces, or auburn pieces. It’s your hair, be as creative as you want, or just try a subtle change. Do what makes you feel beautiful!