Highlighting is an easy way to change up your look without a drastic change to your hair color. It’s a noticeable difference that blends into your natural hair color, reflecting light and adding dimension to your style. You may have heard of balayage highlighting – but what is it, and how can it affect the look of your hair color? Today, we’ll talk about balayage and how your Martino Cartier stylist can use it to create a customized color for you.
Like most hair styling and coloring, balayage highlighting is an art that requires a skilled and experienced stylist. Simply put, balayage is a technique used to highlight hair. It differs from traditional highlighting and coloring because of its freehand style. Balayage is a French word meaning “to paint” or “to sweep,” which describes the process your professional stylist uses to create these beautiful, natural looking highlights. Using a sweeping motion, your stylist will paint highlights on strategically to make them look more like the result of natural sun exposure.
With traditional highlights, your stylist selects groups of strands and separates them with foils to determine which hair is colored. Traditional highlights are also beautiful, but they’re more symmetrical than balayage highlights and look less natural.
Because the balayage technique leaves a more natural-looking style, it also grows out differently and needs fewer touch-ups. Expect to need touch-ups about every eight to 12 weeks with balayage highlighting, while you’ll need more frequent touch-ups with traditional highlights.
Balayage highlights are very versatile. They can have as much color contrast as you’d like – they can just frame your face for a soft, warming highlight or go everywhere for that sun-kissed beach style.
If you’ve already colored your hair, highlights can make your color look more natural. Ask your stylist whether your hair’s condition will allow balayage highlights.
Want to try balayage highlighting for yourself? Make an appointment today at Martino Cartier Salon. Our professional stylists will create the perfect color for you, and by appointment, you can even have your highlights created by celebrity stylist Martino Cartier. To book your appointment, call us at 856.582.6600, visit our salon us at 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ, or book your appointment on your mobile device with our free mobile app, available for download on iTunes or Google Play.