What is balayage?

This hair painting technique, commonly known as "Balayage," is different from more common methods of hair coloring. (It's not a look, or a trend, although it can make you look trendy!) Derived from the French word for "to sweep," balayage employs custom-made hair paintbrushes and patented L'Oreal color to create graduated highlights with a natural look and softer re-growth.

The process, says AMS senior colorist and balayage expert Megan Reilly, differs from traditional foils or corrective color. Balayage offers a more textured result that works well with ombre styles and adds a natural-looking pop of color. Furthermore, since the stylist is hand painting the color into your hair, they have more control over placement, which will compliment your features.
Balayage works well with all types of hair: straight, wavy, curly, long and short hair (except very short or buzzed). The technique itself is also well suited for curly hair since the paintbrush can wrap color around curls, even tight curls. Most balayage color takes about the same time as foils, but can also be used as a quick pick-me-up for tired hairlines.

Balayage's results: Soft, dimensional, sun-kissed natural-looking, a low-maintenance color that grows out more in a fingertip shape than in a flat plane. Depending on your personal style and hairstyle, balayage will gradually grow out in a few months.

Make an appointment today for your gorgeous balayage. Call AMS Salon at 215-569-1515.