If you read our last blog about the latest updates on balayage, now you can see those words in action! Here’s our next Salon Yazbek makeover instalment…on the lovely Maria and her long luscious locks.
Maria has been having regular balayage appointments and needed a freshen up, so Grace focused on foiling highlights around her hairline and underneath the part and applied a tint throughout to make Maria’s colour more appropriate for winter.
“Maria’s colour was quite stripey and brassy with obviously highlighted ends,” Grace tells. “We wanted to keep some highlights but add a more natural feel, so we decided on a rich medium brown base melting into a caramel blonde."
“I started off adding highlights around Maria’s face and under the parting. This frames the face and also helps the highlights on the ends bleed into the rest of the hair without being stripey. I then added the rich brunette base tint, applying it only to the roots and mid-lengths and combing it through just enough to bleed it into the ends. Once the colour had processed, I added a gloss to Maria’s new highlights and ends - only very slightly darker but with enough warmth to give a soft caramel effect.”
Once Maria’s colour was complete, Grace added some big bombshell curls. Using large tongs she curled the hair away from the face in large sections, then combed the waves through with her fingers to break up the curls slightly.
And here’s Maria’s freshened up balayage – beautiful and perfect for winter! “I love how the colour is so much more natural,” says Grace. “Whilst it’s not a dramatic change, the balayage is fresher and more melted through rather than stripey and brassy, which is absolutely on trend for winter, as are the richer, deeper tones.”