What is Balayage?

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The Balayage revolution has taken the UK hair industry by storm!  Balayage is a highlighting method that is fresh, modern and has become hugely popular with celebs and the girl on the street alike . Our team at Number 2 The Green are in high demand for our balayage hair colouring expertise; we have become experts at creating bespoke Balayage hair colours for our loyal salon clients and many new salon guests. Balayage is a French word that means to sweep or to paint, it works like this; the hair colour is literally painted on to the hair without using foil. Balayage is a much lower maintenance colour than using foils and often looks more natural, think of the soft and subtle sister to ombre.

So, is Balayage the same as Ombre?


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No, Ombre hair colour is a gradual fade from dark to light and a colouring technique; Balayage is a highlighting technique, soft at the roots and lightest at the ends – the effect you could expect from being at a Caribbean resort for a month or recreating the hair colour young children have!

Is Balayage for young people only?

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Absolutely not! Balayage is an ageless technique; it’s softer and fresh looking so its perfect for clients in their 40’s or 50’s. They adore it. Adding Balayage pieces to an all over colour to cover grey hair can knock years off someone!

How natural should Balayage look?


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Balayage can be soft and natural or strong and bold depending on the colour selections and placement – we will spend time with you during consultation ensuring that your desires, personality and individual features are well suited to the colour choice.

Can it work on short and medium or is it just for long hair styles?

Balayage is for any length hair and will give a softer, fresher colour. Regardless if your hair is a short blonde pixie or a long red layered bob, we can compliment your colour and haircut with a beautiful Balayage effect

Is there any research you can do before visiting Number 2 The Green for a Balayage service?


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Go straight to your mobile and pull together the looks that you like. The more visual evidence our hair stylists have at Number 2 The Green, the more we are able to understand your desires. Pinterest and Instagram are excellent resources to research hairstyle and hair colour trends before visiting us. We will always give you honest advice and professional feedback as to whether haircuts and hair colours are suitable for your skin tones, Face shape and hair texture.

If you would like to book into the salon for a balayage colour service then please contact us by phone on 0113 258 8895.  You can also check us out on Facebook to see our latest trend news and images.