Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. In a hair salon like Highland Salon and Medi Spa in Maple Ridge however, the word has become a way of life…

The Balayage hair colouring technique involves hand painting hair, in a sweeping motion with a brush. This allows for a sun-kissed, natural looking hair colour, similar to what nature gives us as children.  Another technique utilised to achieve the look of Balayage is with “foilayage” which allows us to get a better lift of colour.  

As opposed to traditional highlights, the Balayage hair technique uses no foils and the colour is applied on freehand.  The result is a lot less uniform than a highlighted hair but that is the intention, to make it look more natural with less contrast between colours.

Benefits of Balayage

  • Natural-looking results  
  • Smooth strokes of colour
  • Low-key natural vibe
  • Applicable to long or short hair
  • Popular with celebrities
  • Suitable for both light and dark hair

Balayage FAQs

How long does Balayage last? 
The style does not require as much upkeep as regular colour and can last up to four months. 

Is Balayage suitable for short hair? 
Yes, it can be applied to both long and short hair, as well as curvy or straight hair,

Does  Balayage require a lot of maintenance?
Typically Balayage requires far less maintenance than traditional colour because there are no strong regrowth lines.  This is a perfect hair colouring technique for the modern, busy woman.  

Balayage creates a custom personalized colour finish that looks healthy and natural.  You decide if you want to finish to be subtle or bold.

Interested in learning more about Balayage?  Call us today or request an appointment.