Balayage Hair Colour Canterbury

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Balayage Hair Colour at Blakes Hair & Beauty Salon in Canterbury, Kent

Balayage is one of the most requested hair colour techniques at our top hair salon in Canterbury.  It’s all about adding natural looking highlights through your hair, designed to accentuate your hairstyle and facial features

The expert stylists at Blakes are masters of the balayage technique and can create the perfect hair colour, specifically designed for you.  Using the latest techniques and top of the range hair colour products from Wella they can create a bespoke on-trend result to suit your hair colour and personal style.

Balayage is a  gorgeous, low-maintenance look that continues to take the world of hair colour by storm so why not book a consultation to find out how we can make it work for you?  Find out everything you need to know about balayage in this article, then give us a call on 01227 768418 for a complimentary hair colour consultation.

Please Note: If you are new to hair colour (or have not had a hair colour with us in six months or more) you will require a quick allergy patch test 48 hours before your appointment.

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What is balayage hair colour?

The word balayage comes from the French, meaning “to sweep”.  The technique hand-painting, or sweeping, soft highlights throughout your hair free-hand, allowing us to place your highlights exactly where they will look best.  The aim is to give your hair a beautiful natural look, as though you have been out in the sun all day.  The colour is painted free-hand and there are no hard lines, meaning that the effect is subtler than that achieved with conventional foil highlights.  Using balayage we can create a bespoke individual look, which can be adapted to your individual personality and style.

Is balayage suitable for blonde, red or brunette hair?

Yes, absolutely.  Balayage looks stunning on all shades of blonde, brown, red, auburn or even grey hair.  As an alternative to using natural hair colour shades such as blondes and warm caramel tones, you could also use balayage to try out fashion colours such as on-trend pastel shades.

How are balayage highlights applied?

Our skilled hair colour technicians will paint the balayage colour directly onto your hair, applying it more finely closer to your roots and with bolder brush strokes towards the ends.  This freehand technique allows us to highlight areas where the sun would naturally lift your colour, giving it a finish that’s both subtle and multi-dimensional.

How long will my balayage hair colour take?

The length of your appointment will depend on the length of your hair and also whether we are adding balayage throughout your hair or just a few highlights, for example to frame your face.  We will advise you on how long it will take if you book in for a complimentary consultation   Please note, if your hair is damaged, it will take longer to achieve the desired result as we will work to improve the condition of your hair so it is ready for the colouring process.  We recommend using Olaplex to improve your hair’s strength and condition and produce a more vibrant colour.

What’s the difference between balayage and ombré?

Ombré produces a contrasting two-toned effect from root to tip but balayage is a subtler technique, in which the colour is more blended and only a few sections of highlights will be 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 and the colour is strongest at the tips of your hair.

There are many other hair colouring techniques and variations on balayage, including babylights, baby balayage, root melt, root stretch, colour melt or free-hand highlights.  If you’ve seen a hair look you love, bring us in an image and we’ll adapt the look for you.

How should I prepare for my balayage hair colour appointment?

Book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation at our Canterbury salon and we will assess the colour and condition of your hair and advise you on the results we can achieve.   Your hair’s health is always our top priority, so our colour experts will tailor your hair colour to create the perfect look without damaging your hair.  We may also recommend a strengthening treatment such as Olaplex.

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 adverse reactions to the colours used. 

How much does balayage cost?

Call us on 01227 768418 to book a complimentary consultation and we will give you a no-obligation quote.

How do I maintain my balayage hair colour?

At your appointment we will advise you on  how to keep your balayage looking fabulous for longer.  One of the best things about balayage is that it is relatively low maintenance – your root regrowth will be less obvious than with conventional foil highlights. 

To keep your colour at it’s best we recommend visiting your Blakes colourist every 8-12 weeks.   In addition, we would suggest a quick colour glossing touch-up session every 6 weeks to keep your hair looking really fresh between appointments.  We also recommend using Paul Mitchell professional quality colour care shampoo and conditioner, available from our Canterbury salon, to keep your colour fresh and vibrant.

Book your balayage hair colour appointment at Blakes Hair & Beauty Salon in Canterbury

If you are looking for the best balayage hair colour in Canterbury, call Blakes on 01227 768418 to book in for a complimentary consultation.  Our relaxing and stylish Dover Street salon is conveniently located and has plenty of parking nearby.