Balayage has become a popular highlighting technique among celebrities and women across the US, but it actually originated in France back in the 1970’s. It is a gorgeous way to create that effortless Calfornia beach-style so many women crave. It is also one of my favorite techniques for correcting hair color!
The photo below are the before and after of a recent color correction. This super cute tween was a victim of at-home highlights and sun-in. The before picture actually does no justice! If you can imagine the tone was very brassy, and the hair texture had become very dry and porous. I love a challenge!
Since my client was only 14, my goal was to blend her hair enough so that she will not need to keep up on the maintenance, yet I wanted to make her happy with the blonde highlights she desired. To accomplish this I lo-lighted her hair with Redken shades, using a tone that resembles her natural hair color. Shampoo & Condition with Davines’ Nou Nou and Nou Nou Pak Conditioning Mask (AMAZING), and followed up with my signature Santa Barbara Balayage technique. I concentrated her highlights around her face and on the ends, so the grow-out would be flawless! I finished the color off by getting rid of the unwanted orange tones left from the sun-in by using Redken shades. This brought her tone to a beautiful golden blonde with vanilla sun-kisses.
We decided to give her a more age-appropiate haircut since she is going to high school in the fall. Soft long layers, some face framing, and finished the style off with beachy waves using Babyliss’ Curling Wand. She loved it! No girl should ever have to enter high school with orange sun-in! The world is now a better place ;)
Summer is the perfect time to play with Balayage! For Appointments call Kara Richard 805-455-7544 at Cashmir Beauty Lounge in Summerland, CA