07 Mar Balayage Versus Foil Highlighting: The Great Debate
Look At Two Hair Highlighting Techniques And Decide Which Is Right For YOU!
At Style House Salon, we try to tailor every coloring service to the individual needs of each client. Our expert colorists combine our clients’ wishes, their specific type of hair, and our knowledge to create a beautiful finished result. If you are looking for dimension and shine, balayage can be a fun alternative to foils!
Balayage, or hair painting, originated in France in the 1970’s! Balayage means “to sweep” in French. Hair color or lightener is painted vertically on the hair with a brush. This method does not create a line along the hair as the color grows out. The results are soft, shimmering highlights that are as dramatic, or as subtle as the client wishes. Here are some other benefits to balayage hair color:
-A soft, sunkissed look – natural looking shimmer
–Low maintenance hair color – most clients only need a small touch up instead of a full head of highlights each time.
–Room for regrowth – hair color or lightener is blended from mid-shaft to the base of the hair, so regrowth looks natural
–Completely customizable – because the hair color or lightener is painted onto the hair, your professional colorist can create a look that’s all yours!
Traditional highlighting uses foil to enclose the hair as it is lightened. Highlighting with foils is still a popular way to lighten hair. It is typically used when our clients want to go several shades lighter than their traditional color. Foil highlighting is a great way to achieve a bold, dramatic look from your hair color. If you are considering foil highlights it is important to consult a professional colorist who can not only achieve the dramatic look you want, but also guide you as your beautiful highlights begin to grow out.
Style House owner, Lee Wright, as well as Senior Stylists Holly Osborne, Bonnie Spears, and Lex Moore have all received Master Balayage Artist Certification through L’Oreal Professionnel. If you are interested in achieving soft, subtle highlights or a bold statement look, call us today for a consultation and Discover Your Beautiful at Style House Salon.