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Balayage – The New Way To Highlight Your Hair

The goal of highlighting has always been the same, to make your hair look naturally lightened by the sun. The best way to achieve this goal used to be foil highlights that create sun-kissed streaks that are at least a few shades lighter—but that’s not your only option anymore! While foil highlights still have their time and place, many ladies in Hollywood, Florida are opting for balayage instead. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Balayage?

Balayage is a French word that means “to paint. Just like its name it is a hand painted method of highlighting your hair in a less obvious and more natural manner. There’s no foil and no deep saturation. The finished result is softer at the root with a brighter and thicker highlight at the tips. There are no obvious streaks or stripes as your hair is painted to lighten how and where it would if lightened naturally by the sun.

Balayage Is Not Ombre

As an award-winning Aveda salon, Truu Salon is committed to providing you with uncompromised quality. We specialize in hair color, including traditional highlights, ombre, and balayage. Ombre is also a French word that means “to shadow”. It varies greatly from balayage as it is a saturated graduation from light to dark. This might be full head or just the tips, but the goal of ombre is to create a head-turning style defined by your hair, while balayage is meant to look natural and refined. Ombre can also be achieved in a wider range of hair colors.

Balayage Is An Art

Education and experience must always be part of your deciding factor when choosing a colorist. The Truu Salon Cruu receives ongoing education to ensure they master the latest trends and techniques. While all color specialists require color training, the art form of balayage is a unique technique. Unlike all-over color or designated streaks, hand painting hair is a highly specialized technique. Certainly not something to try at home. In addition to learning how and where to properly paint the hair, your Truu Salon colorist also knows the importance of timing—which will vary by your hair color and type. If left on too long your hair will look orange, and anything but natural.

Is Balayage Right For Me?

Aside from sun-kissed natural highlighting balayage is easier to maintain than traditional highlights. Since the finished look is a gradual lightening it’s not as obvious when your roots grow out. This means fewer trips to the salon and less obvious new growth. Hair length is a determining factor of whether you should choose foil highlights or balayage. As a general rule, hair needs to be at least shoulder length to achieve the desired effect. If your hair is shorter, we can discuss how to highlight in a manner that looks more natural than streaky.

If you are ready to try something new, we invite you to stop by the salon to discuss your options. Even if you aren’t quite sure what you want yet we can talk through your beauty goals during your next appointment—or you can schedule a free 15-minute consultation. For your convenience we are open 7 days a week, and you can book your hair and beauty treatments online. Reach out to a member of the Truu Cruu today!

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