One of the most mispronounced and misunderstood terms in the hair world today, Balayage, is quickly becoming the new standard in hair colour. A French word that literally means “sweeping”, it’s a technique for highlighting hair in which the hair colour is painted on in such a way to create a graduated, natural-looking effect. This
- Customer: Rob Trendiak
- Categories: Hair
- Date post: May 16, 2017
One of the most mispronounced and misunderstood terms in the hair world today, Balayage, is quickly becoming the new standard in hair colour. A French word that literally means “sweeping”, it’s a technique for highlighting hair in which the hair colour is painted on in such a way to create a graduated, natural-looking effect. This technique can also be called ‘ombre hair’. Say goodbye to the stark root lines of traditional highlights and say hello to stunning, blended colour that will see you making fewer trips to the salon and give you a better bang for your buck.
The beauty of balayage is that it utilizes your natural root colour and enhances your locks to mimic the way sun naturally lightens the ends of your hair. Think of beach hair after you’ve spent the summer on the beaches of Australia or basically every sun-tanned travel blogger ever….yeah, that hair. It’s also a great way for brunettes to experiment with blonde without getting trapped in the 6 week root colour cycle. Ultimately, balayage will allow you to make huge strides in the growth and health of your hair as you will be lightening your hair much less often than traditional colour.
So, if you’re on the hunt for the best balayage in Vancouver, Artel salon is second to none when you want seamlessly blended luxurious colour. The stylists have been educated by @sunlightsbalayge, @lisalovesbalayage, @arrojonyc, @mastersofbalayage, @lorealprocanada, and most recently one of our top stylists travelled to Paris, France to take a class from @brianacisneros, to name a few. Whether you are looking for milk chocolate and caramel mix or the brightest of blondes, the stylists at Artel salon can customize your balayage to suit your hair type and personal style!
Tips for ensuring you will love your balayage:
1) Find a Balayage Specialist – someone who has been properly trained, has lots of experience, and has a portfolio to prove it (Instagram is a great place to start!)
2) Bring Photos – find photos of balayage you LOVE and balayage you DON’T, this will allow your stylist to have a very clear picture of what you would like to achieve
3) Be Realistic – find photos of balayage with a similar root colour to yours, know that if you’re natural colour is quite dark, it may take several rounds of balayage to achieve the level of lightness you desire
NOTE: if you have box dyed your hair balayage not be possible. Consult your stylist first and be HONEST about what you have in your hair.
4) You Get What You Pay For – choosing to see a balayage specialist is not cheap, but it is WORTH the investment. To avoid costly corrections and disappointing results, pay for a balayage service from a trusted professional.
Finally, being known in Vancouver as the balayage specialists hasn’t come easy. The Artel stylists have spent countless hours honing their balayage skills. Want proof? Just take a look at their impressive Instagram account @artelsalon and scroll through photo after photo of gorgeous hair. Visit Vancouver balayage experts at Artel salon today!