Balayage, hair painting,

ombres, and sombres

Balayage and hair painting are techniques that have been around for a couple of decades, but is increasingly becoming more and more popular, especially with celebrities.  Balayage or hair painting is the act of using free handed brush strokes to apply the highlights or hair color.  Balayage can be best used to create natural dimension, a fun pop of color, or even for natural grey blending.

Hair is sectioned off in the natural way hair will fall, and then the color of lightener will be brushed along the hair in a pattern that allows for a natural movement and add dimension in the hair.  There can be many effects with these techniques ranging from natural highlights, a dramatic ombre, or somewhere in the middle with a soft transitioned sombre.  Below are some pictures of different application methods and effects, as well as different articles about balayage.

I have been currently working with balayage since 2013, and continue to challenge myself with new techniques and patterns.  I specialize in "super-natural" blondes, and creating soft blended looks.  Book online for your balayage service or for a complimentary consultation regarding your hair goals.

November 9, 2017

Balayage isn't just for those summer months of platinum blonde hair and sun kissed waves.  We can have fun with balayage anytime of the year and the fall is a fantastic time to change up your color while still having some fun dimension in the hair. Reds, coppers, and w...

April 14, 2017

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...

January 16, 2017

Transitioning to a new style or learning the difference between new techniques can sometimes be be difficult  Balayage is a older technique that is growing into a mainstream application and becoming very popular for all types of hair.  Most of the time foil application...

December 14, 2016

 In salon balayage work I did on a sweet girl, she wanted to keep the look very natural with a little bit of pop and with a natural full balayage technique we were able to achieve a soft natural result.

December 7, 2016


First of all balayage (pronounced bah-lee-AHZGE) is a technique a stylist uses to highlight your hair, and can be used to achieve many different looks. With balayage, also known as hair painting, the lightener or hai...

October 12, 2016

What is balayage?

Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour – similar to what nature gives us as children – with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creat...

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