With most balayage applications the color or lightness is concentrated at the mid to ends and the root area can see too dark. With new application methods and even combining traditional foil highlights you can achieve an effect that is closer to the new growth of the hair and allows for more coverage, while still maintaining a softer grow out. this can be used to touch up highlights, or as a fresh highlight application. As with most balayage applications the expected hair lifting and color will be determined by the guest's hair type, texture, and history. Combining foil highlights allows for brightness and coverage at the root, as well as the additional heat can allow for the hair to achieve lighter results. A fun Summer trend is to brighten up around the face with foils and combining blonde balayage throughout the rest of the hair to achieve a "super natural" beachy blonde hair color that still looks natural and noticeable.