Expert Balayage Hair Colour at Q Hairdressing Salon in West Malling, Kent

Balayage is one of the most requested hair colour services at Q Hairdressing Salon in West Malling, Kent. This cool hair colour service requires very little maintenance and is a fabulous way of accentuating your hairstyle and facial features, so it’s easy to see why!

Below, our Q Hairdressing hair colour experts explain everything you need to know about balayage …

Expert Balayage Hair Colour Salon Near Me

West Malling



blonde balayage Q Hair Salon West MallingWhat is Balayage?

Balayage as the most popular technique to obtain a natural. long lasting hair colour finish. Balayage is a French term meaning “to sweep or paint the hair“. Balayage is very popular with clients who desire a low maintenance, sun-kissed look.

The most natural balayage results are when your Q Hairdressing hair colour expert paints the highlights on, paying attention to where the sun might naturally lift your hair colour. The bespoke balayage results will be less uniform than traditional foil highlights..

As this method of hair colour is softest at the root area and more concentrated towards the ends of the hair, it is quite low maintenance, providing that an appropriate colour protecting shampoo and conditioner is used, together with regular treatments. Call our West Malling hair salon and schedule a balayage colour consultation.

Is Balayage Suitable For All Hair Colours?

Absolutely! Balayage hair colours can look stunning on all shades of blonde, brown, red, auburn or even grey hair. In addition to working with natural shades such as cool blondes and warm caramel tones, you could also use balayage to try out some fun fashion colours such as on-trend pastel shades.

How is Balayage Hair Colour Applied?

The hair colour experts at Q Hairdressing Salon in West Malling, Kent will paint your colour directly onto your hair, applying it lightly closer to your roots and with bolder strokes towards the ends of your hair. This freehand technique allows us to highlight areas where the sun would naturally lift your hair colour, giving it a subtle, beautiful colour finish. 

How Long Will it Take To Create a Balayage Look?

The length of your balayage appointment will depend on whether we are adding a few face framing highlights, or adding balayage throughout the lengths of your hair. Book in for a balayage colour consultation where we will be able to assess the condition of your hair and discuss with you the look that you want.

Please note, if your hair has been damaged, your balayage appointment will take longer as we will have to work with you to improve the condition of your hair so that it is ready for the hair colouring process. 

What is The Difference Between Balayage and Ombré? 

Ombré produces an obvious two-toned effect from root to tip. Balayage is a more subtle hair colouring technique, and only a few sections of highlights will be added to your roots. Ombré hair colour is dark at the roots and gradually becomes lighter towards the ends of your hair in a defined way, whereas balayage hair colour is more multi-dimensional and the colour is strongest at the tips of your hair.

There are many other hair colouring techniques and variations on balayage, including lowlights, babylights, root melt, root stretch, colour melt or free-hand highlights. If you’ve seen a highlighted hair look that you love, bring us in an image and we’ll make it work for you!

We will also ask you to come in for a skin allergy test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment to ensure you will not suffer any reactions to the hair colours involved. 

How Do I Maintain My Balayage?

One of the things our clients most love about Balayage is that it is relatively low maintenance – your root regrowth will be less obvious with balayage hair colour than with conventional foil highlights. To maintain your balayage look at it’s best we recommend visiting Q Hairdressing Salon every 8-12 weeks.

We can also recommend professional quality colour care shampoo and conditioner to use at home to keep your colour fresh.

Book a Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at Q Hairdressing Salon in West Malling, Kent

Don’t forget to book in for a hair colour consultation at Q Hairdressing Salon in West Malling, Kent where one of our expert colour technicians will explain the balayage process, price and what can realistically be achieved with your hair. Call our friendly and professional team on 01732 220155 to book your appointment.

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