What is Balayage and Can I Get The Look?

The hair colour experts at MTB hairdressing salon in Poole answer your questions about balayage hair colour

The most asked-for hair colour at our hair salon in Poole is balayage and it’s not difficult to understand why! Balayage remains one of the most popular hair colours thanks to the fact it is low maintenance and versatile.

What is balayage & why is it the most asked for hair colour?

Balayage is a technique used to create a natural looking hair colour that is not noticeable when grown out. Some clients prefer a bolder look using bright vibrant colours (which requires more up-keep.) We can mix the perfect tones to create a look that graduates from darker at the roots to a lighter colour at the ends.

Your experienced MTB stylist will hand paint face framing highlights to give you a bespoke balayage that is unique to you.

Why is MTB the best hair salon for balayage hair colours?

We are the best when it comes to hair colour and can create a number of balayage looks from classic blondes, brunettes and red-heads to fashion shades and pastel tones. Our skilled and professional colour technicians in our Poole salon will add that personal touch to ensure you get that gorgeous sun-kissed look.

What should I ask for when booking in for balayage?

Balayage often goes by different names, we can help to clarify which look you want during your complimentary hair colour consultation. Clients also ask for baby lights, colour melting, root stretch or ombre, which are slightly different to balayage.

How long will my balayage appointment take?

The length of time it takes to carry out a balayage can largely depend on the length of your hair and whether or not you have previously coloured your hair. If you have never coloured your hair before and just want a few light-coloured highlights then this may only take one appointment. If, however you have already had a hair colouring service it may take longer.

Sometimes we may need to use a toner within the colour service. This is used normally to soften any unwanted warmth after the lighting service. For a bright fashion colour (pink/ purple/bright red/ blue/grey etc) we may need to pre-lighten your hair first before adding a toner and removing any unwanted tones. At MTB, we pride ourselves on looking after the hair’s integrity and condition.

What do I need to do before I come in for my hair colour appointment?

We advise you to come into our hair salonfor a complimentary hair colour consultation so we can discuss the best options for you. We will advise you on the cost and check the condition of your hair before the colouring service. We may suggest you invest in a course of conditioning hair treatments such as Affinage VITAPLEX™This is a wonderful hair repair and strengthening treatment that can transform damaged hair.

What is the best way to maintain my balayage hair colour?

At MTB we stock a number of top brand shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling products to prolong the life of your colour and care for your hair. Ask your stylist to suggest the best professional hair care products for you.

With balayage being such a low maintenance hair colour, most clients book in for an 8-week follow-up appointment. During this appointment, we may touch up your root colour, refresh the mid-lengths and ends of your hair with a toner or glossing or suggest a hair cut to keep your hair looking healthy and strong.

How do I know balayage will suit me?

If you’re new to hair colour or nervous about dying your hair for the first time then balayage is a great introduction to colour. When adding the highlights to your hair your colourist can make them as subtle or drastic as you like. We will ensure that we select the correct tones to best suit your natural skin tone and complexion.

Does balayage hair colour look best on straight or curly hair?

Balayage looks amazing when you add loose curls or waves to your hair, it can also look fantastic on straight hair too. Simply spritz in some styling product and you have an on-trend hairstyle that looks great!

Is there anything else I need to know about having this highlighting technique?

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance way to change your hair colour then balayage is perfect. As the highlights grow out there is no re-growth line, giving you a relaxed and modern look.

How do I book my balayage hair colour at MTB?

Our clients agree we are the best hair colour specialists in Poole. Our staff are trained to the highest level so we can offer bespoke hair colour that is perfect for you including, fashion colours, ombre and balayage, to sun-kissed highlights, and grey hair coverage.

Call us on 01202 722362 to book your next hair colour service. We also offer hair colour correction in our Poole hair salon, so if you have had a colouring disaster we have the experience, skills and techniques to help you.