Balayage Hair Colour at Zappas Hair Salons in Berkshire & Hampshire

Balayage is one of the most popular hair colour services at Zappas Hair Salons in Berkshire & Hampshire. This cool hair colour service requires little maintenance and is a fantastic way of highlighting your hairstyle and facial features, so it’s not difficult to see why.

Below, our Zappas hair colour experts explain all you need to know about balayage …

What Is Balayage?

Balayage is the most popular hair colouring technique to obtain a more natural and lasting hair colour finish. Balayage is a French term meaning “to sweep or paint the hair”. Your Zappas hair colour expert will paint the highlights on by hand, paying attention to where the sun might lift hair naturally to give you a glorious sun kissed style. The bespoke results will be less uniform and more natural looking than traditional foil highlights.

As this method of highlighting is softest at the root area and more concentrated towards the ends of the hair, you will not need to visit us quite so often for a hair colour service. You should ask your Zappas stylist for recommendations on appropriate shampoo and conditioner products, and use these together with regular treatments. 

Is Balayage Suitable For All Hair Colours?

Absolutely! Balayage will look stunning on all shades of blonde, brown, red, auburn or even silvery grey hair. In addition to working with natural shades such as honey blondes and warm caramel tones, balayage can be used to try out trendy colours such as pretty pastel shades.

How Is Balayage Applied?

The expert hair colour technicians at Zappas Hair Salons in Berkshire & Hampshire will paint your chosen balayage colour directly onto your hair, lightly closer to your roots, with bolder strokes towards the ends of your hair. This freehand painting technique allows us to highlight areas where the sun would naturally lift your hair colour during the summer, such as around your face, giving it a subtly beautiful finish.

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How Long Will It Take To Create a Balayage For Me?

The length of your appointment will depend on whether we are adding colour throughout your entire hair, or just adding a few highlights. Book in for a consultation where our Zappas colour specialists will be able to assess your hair and discuss the look that you are aiming for.

Please note : if your hair has been damaged, your appointment will take longer as we will need to improve the condition of your hair so that it is ready for the hair colouring process. 

What is The Difference Between Ombre and Balayage Hair Colour?

Ombré hair colouring showcases a contrasting two-toned effect from root to tip, whereas balayage is a more subtle hair colouring technique, and only a few sections of highlights are added to your roots. Ombré gives colour that is dark at the roots and gradually becomes lighter towards the tips in a defined way, whereas balayage is more multi-dimensional.

There are so many variations on balayage, including babylights, baby balayage, root melt, root stretch, colour melt or free-hand highlights. If you’ve seen a balayage hair colour look you love, bring us in an image and we’ll make it work for you!

We will also ask you to come in for a quick skin allergy test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment to ensure you will not suffer any reactions to the colours involved. 

How Do I Maintain My Balayage?

One of the best things about Balayage is that it is relatively low maintenance – your root regrowth will be less obvious with balayage than with conventional hair colour foils. To maintain your look at it’s best we recommend that you visit Zappas Hair Salons every 8-12 weeks. We can also recommend some fantastic professional quality colour care products to keep your colour fresh and vibrant.

Book Your Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at Zappas Hair Salons in Berkshire & Hampshire

Don’t forget to book in for a hair colour consultation at Zappas Hair Salons in Berkshire & Hampshire where one of our expert colour technicians will explain the balayage process, price and what can realistically be achieved with your hair.

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