Balayage is a technique for highlighting in which colours are applied to the hair is such a way that the finished result has a graduated, natural-looking effect.

One of the most popular techniques over the last few years, Balayage has proven to be so successful with our clients because it allows greater flexibility with colour changes and because the colour doesn’t ‘grow out’ like conventional highlighting techniques.

Glossy fashion magazines are talking about this technique and why it is so current:

Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It creates a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour not unlike childrens hair or sunkissed locks after a holiday.

The idea of balayage is ‘less is more’ which creates soft, natural looks, and the beauty of the technique is, it’s totally bespoke to you!

A Cheynes balayage expert will choose the colours to suit your skin tone, they can be subtle, they can be bold, no matter what shades you want the technique will look amazing and enhance your natural hair too.
It’s an advanced method of applying colour and because all the models and A-listers are wearing it, and because it’s all over the catwalks and red carpets it has become a staple part of hair colouring asked for in our salons.

One of the key benefits is that there are no rules, your colour choice can be soft and natural or bold and dazzling, the technique allows for every possibility.

Balayage require very little maintenance. It grows out beautifully and more naturally so you don’t get an obvious regrowth line and and can wear it for longer between appointments. All you really need to do is protect it as you would any other colour: use a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner, regular treatments and heat protection when styling.

At Cheynes we recommend System Professional Colour care to maintain the vibrancy of your colour and the condition of your hair. Ask your Cheynes stylist for more details.