How to Get Beautiful Balayage Hair at Home
It’s always exciting to try a new hair look, but the ultimate question is how far should you go? Total color change? Perm? Rainbow streaks?
Hair makeovers don’t have to be drastic to look amazing. You may have heard about a super-popular highlight application called “balayage.” Not only does this technique look natural while adding multi-dimensional depth, it’s also really easy and fun to do at home. Plus, you can achieve head-turning results on a wide range of hair colors because Garnier developed a kit that does balayage for blondes and brunettes, too!
What is Balayage?
Sometimes confused with a hair color or style, the word “balayage” means “sweeping” in French. It’s actually a freehand application technique where you brush highlights onto your hair so they look totally natural.
Hair balayage is a great technique that adds thin or thick ribbons of lightness to natural hair. The results are more subtle on previously colored hair. Balayage is the ultimate in customized highlights because you decide where it goes, as well as the amount and intensity of the blonde highlights.
Since you can never apply too much lightener with this method, you won’t get dark roots as it grows out (unlike with foil highlights). Balayage breaks the endless cycle of having to re-highlight your roots, because this technique incorporates a darker root into lighter tips and strands!