The trendiest hair coloring technique of 2014 for the most fashionable people is revealed, Balayage. This low maintenance coloring gives hair the most amazing sun-kissed and natural highlights, completely customized for the individual. Ombre and Balayage first became really popular a few years back, however, balayage is now the hottest new trend.
The Trend of Balayage
In the last couple of years, two trending new hairstyles have started making some real waves. The Ombre hairstyle and the Balayage hairstyle. These two similar, but alternative coloring techniques made a big entrance onto the fashion scene, where they are continuing to rule many top-salons’ daily conversations. While Ombre is still in fashion with some, it’s the Balayage look that is the most popular coloring request in salons today.
Vogue Magazine states that Balayage is, “The go-to for modern, chic hair, balayage creates depth and dimension, and leaves you with a sun-kissed finish.” Stars everywhere are sporting their balayage sun-kissed tresses, from Drew Barrymore to Jessica Biel. Many of the success stories of MillionaireMatch have also been seen showing off their amazingly natural highlights.
Balayage has become the hair color trend for the most discerning of fashionistas, celebrities, models and clients. This color technique can be specially designed to fit any shade of hair to create amazingly natural, sun-kissed highlights.
The History of Balayage
The balayage method was first practiced in France during the 1970s. The French word Balayage means, “To scan or sweep”, which is essentially referring to the technique that the hairstylist uses when adding highlights or coloring hair.
L’Oreal Professionnel Artist, Jay Vosper who is a balayage expert states that it is a method, “in which lightener or hair color is literally swept onto the individual hair strand to create lightness and depth.”
This is the number one treatment over foil highlighting. Foil highlighting can often lead to harsh highlights in high contrast to the hair. Balayage, which is often referred to as “hair painting”, is a specialized technique that is used to create natural, soft highlights with complimentary shades of hair.
Originally a big hit in the 80s, balayage highlights didn’t start creating a sensation again until the last couple of years. Both Ombre hair and Balayage hair have generated a lot of favor with the trendiest of fashionistas. However, it seems that Ombre is losing the spotlight to Balayage.
Ombre Hair Color
Ombre hair color refers to when stylists fade the hair color from dark roots to lighter tips. Depending on the stylist, this look can be very subtle or very contrasting. If done correctly, this look is highly appealing. It is also a great choice for a natural-but-not-too-natural look.