Balayage VS. Foilayage

The "Balayage" trend is hotter than ever and ever changing and evolving. The newest color technique bringing life to brunettes and blondes everywhere is called "Foliayage". Both are fabulous, and work on everyone wanting to achieve different levels of lightening. If you are wondering which one would look best on you, first ask yourself how light or subtle you wish to go and how often you wish to maintain your color. I personally LOVE both for different reasons. Right  now for me, the Foilayage is winning!


Balayage is a creative hair color painting technique that creates sun kissed, natural and soft regrowth lines. Not everyones hair lifts the same, or has the same texture and this color process is one that can be tailored to you for your hair type! This particular technique creates a deeper rooted shadow effect, with the heavy lightening accents towards the face and at the ends of the hair. Makes your skin look like it's glowing, and that you've been sitting in the sun all year long. We recommend you touch up a full Balayage with a Partial or Half every 12-14 weeks, and a full twice a year. 



Foliage is a lightening technique where the painted pieces are placed in a foil for the ultimate hair lift. This is PERFECT for brunettes and girls wanting to be super blonde. This technique creates the ultimate vibrant strands of color. The Stylists paints pops of color where your hair needs it for a brunette wanting a little something or, someone wanting a drastic balayage effect. Foiling the strands keeps the product moist in the foil and providing a much greater lift than an open air balayage. This color process looks better and better as it grows out. It is natural looking, at the same time nice and bright on our darker haired clients. If you want to see quick results, this is a great color service for you! We recommend a touch up anywhere between 8-10 weeks. 

Here are few great tips to help you get the most out of your next appointment.

Consultation || This is a very important step when finding the right stylist and appointment for you. Take the time to discuss your regular hair maintenance, your budget, hair goals and concerns

Inspiration || Bring pictures of what you like and don't like. It is great to be on the same page from the start. You colorist should discuss the best tones for your hair based on your skin tone, and give you realistic expectations of what you can expect to achieve at your first appointment. 

Appointment || Do your research, and find the right salon and stylist that is a complete pro at the color and technique you want. Don't be nervous! If you are at the right place, your experience and service should run smooth and be fun too! You are going to be amazed at what a little pop of color gives your hair and does for your skin and wonder why you waited so long! We promise! 

Xoxo- Sally

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