Balayage is the French word for “sweep”, like with a broom, and designates the form of highlighting that is done with an artist’s stroke and a brush rather than with aluminium foil. Balayage lightener is painted directly onto the hair. Balayage wrap may be applied to separate sections but no foil is used. The results are natural looking ‘sun-kissed’ hair like that of a child that spent the summer at the beach. Regrowth lines are much less obvious than with foil highlights. Clients adore the results.
The Balay Box, our educational ‘starter kit’, contains everything a stylist needs to learn how to do balayage. It includes a 500 gram container of Sunlights, a small Balay Wrap, a balayage brush, paddle and clips (4), and an educational DVD that allows a stylist to do balayage as soon as they’re done watching the DVD, all neatly packaged in an attractive corrugated, kraft carrying case. Just add a bow and it’s the greatest gift a stylist can ever receive.
I am convinced that balayage is “the next BIG thing” in hair color. Just as foil highlights replaced the practice of pulling hair through a cap in the 1970’s & 80’s, balayage will replace foil highlights in the not to distant future. Watch and see!
Here are its Advantages:
1. Balayage is much faster than foils, a trained stylist can paint a full head of balayage highlights in about ten minutes compared to upwards of an hour for foils.
2. Balayage is more profitable than foils. Not only because it can be done much faster but also because a salon may charge a premium for the service since it is chic and trendy.
3. Balayage is much “Greener” than foils. It has a much smaller ‘carbon footprint’. Used foils can not be recycled and end up in our landfills. Balayage is better for our environment.
4. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, balayage is more FUN than mundane foil highlighting! Balayage allows each stylist to release their inner artist as they paint their way to financial freedom.
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