“Balayage” comes from a French term that means “to sweep,” and that just about sums up the coloring technique. Stylists sweep color onto strands of hair in small, triangular strokes, creating a subtle transition from dark to lighter color. Stylists select strands and apply color to complement your hairstyle, creating depth and movement.
The balayage technique leaves dark pieces throughout the hair to enhance dimension and create a natural look. Balayage produces less-defined highlights than foiling, which start fine and transition into soft or bold strands of color with natural dimension.