What is it? Is it for you?
Balayage is a French term meaning “to sweep.” The technique began in France around the 1970s and became popular in more urban areas of the US in the late 90s. The sweeping application can be applied heavily for a more saturated and bold highlight, or in a lighter, more feathered way for a sun kissed effect. The process produces ribbons of color weaving through the hair, which adds dimension and allows the highlights to pop. The technique is most well known and appreciated for its low maintenance. The highlights grow out more softly allowing more time between touch ups.