If you have been paying any attention to what’s been happening on the hair scene in the last few years, you’ve probably heard terms like Balayage, Ombré, Shadow Root, Foilayage, Money Piece, Babylights, etc. Balayage is the buzzword of late and is a French word that literally means sweeping. For hair, Balayage is a technique whereby a lightener or hair color is painted onto the hair in a sweeping motion to create fluidity in the color that results in a soft blend with no harsh lines.
For many people, Balayage can be a low-maintenance, fashionable option, but for those of us who have those pesky gray hairs, Balayage may not be the best option if low maintenance is the goal. If you find yourself in this camp, opting for Babylights to diffuse depth close to the scalp may be a better choice. Babylights are very subtle, tiny highlights that can camouflage gray hairs effectively between salon visits while keeping you on point with the current fashion. For that pop of brightness framing your face, as seen on celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, add in a Money Piece for a bit more pizazz!
These techniques can vary in how long your salon visit can take. “A few
Whether you opt for Balayage, Money Piece, Babylights, or a combination, your stylist can use these techniques to create a look that can help you achieve your hair goals now and into the summer.