To Balayage or not to Balayage? If you want to look sun-kissed during our Chicago winter, you don’t have to take a trip to the beach. Balayage comes from the French root word meaning “to sweep” or “to paint”. It is a classic beauty technique that adds classic and gorgeous highlights to your hair. From honey-colored to sun-kissed to red and brown, there are hundreds of different highlighting techniques to choose from. Using a freehanded coloring technique, our stylists can give you a very blended natural look with no obvious or tacky regrowth lines. The end result is a sun-kissed natural look with softer and less noticeable re-growth. It is a great option if you want to add a subtle color refresh to give your hair that extra pop.
No foil or mesh is used to create the highlights. This can offer a much more personalized treatment. Since the formula is painted on the surface of the hair strand and not saturated until the very ends of the hair tips, it ensures a smooth and blended color scheme. Balayage is different from traditional highlights in a few key regards. If you’ve ever been worried about harsh and very obvious highlights, Balayage is the way to go. If you use an experienced highlight or Balayage expert, you can even ask them to use the colors of the Balayage to compliment certain features of your face.
Balayage has been making its way into mainstream popularity recently. Many styling trends and fads fade in and out of popularity, but Balayage seems like it is here to stay. For example, many people are straying away from an ombre, due to the fact that Balayage looks more natural. It is also easier to maintain. Developed in the 1970s, it has only grown in popularity.
How Balayage is done
Balayage is best done on natural hair with loose curls or a beachy, tousled look. This way, you can see all the color variations travel through the hair. Basically, Balayage is best for longer and more flowing hairstyles. The actual process depends on a variety of things. What is your desired result? How much hair are we working with here? Depending on the look you are going for, it can take multiple appointments to really get the look and color that you desire.
Maintaining your Balayage color
Balayage is a safe and effective way to highlight and accent your hair. The process of Balayage will not dry out your hair any more than a classic foiling technique. You should always have proper salon shampoos and conditioners, along with regular toner and treatment sessions to freshen up the color. It should go without saying: the better that you take care of your hair, the better the highlights will look. One of the biggest perks of getting a Balayage is that it doesn’t require as much upkeep as traditional color and it won’t look unattractive as new hair starts to grow in.
Balayage Hair Salon Chicago
‘Natural-looking’ hair is never going out of style. This is why the Balayage technique is here to stay. Our color experts are well-versed in Balayage and have done thousands of treatments on happy customers around the Chicago area. We are located near River West, South Loop, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Old Town and West Loop. If you are looking for the best Balayage and coloring services in the Chicago area, look no further than Salon 833. Contact us today if you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have questions about Balayage!