Balayage Benefits

Taught for many years in the UK, the French hair coloring technique known as balayage has recently become widely popular in the United States. In fact, it is now one of the most requested hair coloring techniques in salons across the US.

So what makes it so special compared to traditional techniques? Balayage is a technique where highlights are essentially painted on by the colorist rather than using the tradition foil technique. The lack of bleach and minimal color dye allows the stylist to make the highlights as soft or strong as the client wishes. This makes balayage one of the most versatile coloring options on the market. With the right stylist, it much easier to color hair in a way that best suits the clients skin tone and ultimately highlight their features. Additionally, the technique works on basically on both light and dark hair as well as practically all lengths.

Apart from looking great, balyage is also extremely low maintenance. While traditional highlights require constant maintenance, about every 6 weeks or less, balayage only requires touch-ups every eight to twelve weeks.

Another great benefit of balayage highlights is that they do not require saturating hair in heavy amounts of bleach and dye. This results in softer, silkier hair with less damage and dryness. The technique also avoids getting any product on the scalp. This makes it safe for women who are pregnant or are allergic to certain hair products. The professionals at Therapy Hair Studio state that balayage truly is the safest, most versatile, and lowest maintenance option for women who want beautiful highlights in their hair.