In the first installment of this two-part article, The Secret Garden Salon & Spa shared some of the basics of balayage and what made it popular among stylish people.
In this second half, we will dive in a little deeper and answer some of the most commonly asked questions about balayage and why it’s one of the most requested hair salon services:
Does Balayage Require a Lot of Maintenance?
Compared to traditional coloring, balayage requires significantly less maintenance. Even as your hair grows, you won’t have to worry because there are no harsh regrowth lines. That also means you don’t have to rush between appointments. It’s perfect for busy people who might not be able to go to the salon regularly.
If you want your balayage to last as long as possible, choose the baby light, which is the most subtle type of coloring. When you notice your hair color becoming brassy, you can refresh it by toning or glossing to restore its shine.
Is Balayage Suitable for All Types and Lengths of Hair?
Balayage works on most hair types, whether yours is dark or light. It all depends on how light you want to go and the texture of your hair. You can request for the stylist to balayage to blonde or balayage to brown hair. Your colorist can, of course, tailor the exact color and styling to what you want or need. Balayage will work wonders on any hair length, from the cropped short hair to locks that flow down to the waist.
How Long Does Balayage Last?
Balayage doesn’t require much upkeep as traditional colors and highlights do. Balayage looks great for around four months, and then you’d have to go to the salon for a touch-up.
Is Balayage the Same as Ombre?
Compared to ombre, which has a more defined contrast between the roots of the hair and the tips as the color slowly changes mid-way, balayage is more blended, and there are no lines and obvious graduation between the shades. Ombre looks more noticeable compared to the more subtle look of balayage.
Will Balayage Work on Grey Hair?
This may be the limitation of balayage. While it typically works on all shades, it won’t really cover gray hair. It can only help blend in the grey to disguise it, but it won’t give the full coverage that grey hair often requires.
Why Is Balayage Considered Timeless?
Balayage offers you a bespoke color finish. So even if you and your friends get balayage from the same salon and the same stylist, you are all going to get different looks. Because balayage gives hair a healthier look, and because it’s not so streaky, it will always be on-trend and will never go out of style.
Balayage is a style that is both playful and classy. It can work as a great everyday look but will also look amazing as bridal hair if you wish to achieve a celebrity look. Of course, you don’t need a special occasion to sport this coloring style. Because balayage works great on any length and type of hair, you can try it and see how it looks on you. You won’t even have to worry about having to go to the salon every month for a touch-up because it doesn’t require much maintenance.
The Secret Garden Salon & Spa is a beauty spa in Staten Island, New York & Marlboro, New Jersey where you can get a balayage or any other hairstyle that you want, be it for an everyday look or for a special event. Contact us today and book your appointment with one of our stylists!