The difference between foils and balayage is that, balayage is painted onto the hair, the regrowth is softer and less of a tell-tale when hair is pulled back and parted. Foils are perfectly placed but balayage is more organic. The brightest pieces are always placed around the face and ends of the hair … As would happen naturally in the sun
Balayage and Ombre (a similar technique) are popular with Hollywood stars and models because it it’s easy to maintain, allows them to go lighter without looking cheap, these are all very good reasons to choose it as a highlighting technique, as it fits so well with all of our busy lifestyles.
With summer coming Balayage and Ombre are the perfect way to get that sunkissed beach look. The sun wind and sea can be hard on hair and hair colour look after it … nothing looks sexier than shiny glossy bouncy hair. My top tips to keep your colour looking at its best:
- Only use products with UVA protection such as the Brocato line
- First soak hair in fresh water before going into the pool without as the chlorine can damage and change your colour
- Use a colour protection line and treatment range of shampoos and conditioners, again I adore Brocato
- regular treatments help and for that extra special feel have a shine service they last unto 4 weeks and can add that touch of gloss I like so much
If you can’t make an appointment to see me, a good way to find a specialist is to do some research on Google, then book to see them for a consultation, if you like what they say and have to offer go with your gut reaction. If a hairdresser tells you they can achieve a balayage look with foil it’s just not true, and I would advise you to find another salon. I will be offering more classes and certify hairdressers throughout the UK in Balayage as I did in North America for L’Oreal professional.