Balayage is a hair color technique that creates a natural, subtle highlight effect. Originating from the French word term “to sweep,” Balayage (pronounced “baa-lee-ahge”) speaks to the way the color is applied. There are two techniques of Balayage:
Color is hand-painted onto the hair, creating a more graduated, natural effect with the same gorgeous dimension and color from traditional highlights. While highlights typically ally require foils, the painting technique allows the transitions between dark and light colors to be much longer and more natural looking than stripy highlights.
A hybrid of traditional highlights and balayage, the technique of teasylighting involves — you guessed it — teasing the hair before sweeping on lightener. It will diffuse the blend between the lift and the base tone and allows natural looking hair colour, with softer, less noticeable re-growth