what is balayage

Brunette hair can look rich and glossy, but there are times that darker hair can lack depth. One of the most effective techniques we use for soft, sun-kissed dimension comes in four key areas: 

  • Balayage
  • Caramel Highlights
  • Ombre
  • Bronde

#1 Balayage

What is Balayage?

In French, balayage means to paint or sweep, and that is how these subtle highlights are applied. Our experts will disperse highlights throughout your hair in a freehand painting technique. It results in a very natural, sun-kissed appearance that is generally applied to your hair’s top layer and away from the roots.

All complexions and undertones are flattered by balayage, and it’s a gorgeous way to change up brunette hair in a quick and non-damaging method.

what is balayage

The beauty of balayage is in its subtle but striking results, and it’s a customizable color option because your salon expert controls exactly where the color is to be placed. Best of all, you’re getting a gradual lightening because the action occurs away from the roots. In other words, your roots are never a telltale issue that screams “line of demarcation!”

Another great reason to choose a balayage session is for its economic value. You won’t have to rush to the salon for expensive upkeep. When balayage is done professionally by our pros at our Indianapolis hair salons, you could even skip a month, and the technique would still look amazing.

It’s a low maintenance hair coloring option that is appealing to many women. Balayage can typically get you up to 4 levels of lift in a single session, so it’s never an over-powering result. Learn more about Balayage here.