All You Need To Know About Balayage!

Balayage Hair Colour at WESTEND Hair Salon in Glasgow

One of the most asked-for hair colour at our hair salon in Glasgow is Balayage – and it’s not to difficult to understand why! This is a beautiful, low-maintenance, look which adds natural-looking highlights throughout your hair to accentuate your hairstyle and your facial features.  

All You Need To Know About Balayage!

Here, Salon Director Gary Carmichael answers some of the most commonly asked Balayage questions we get at the salon…

What is Balayage Hair Colour?

Balayage is the name for a ‘hand painted’ colouring technique, and is not specific to any one hair colour.

Is Balayage Suitable for ALL Hair Types?

Although extremely versatile, this technique looks best in longer hair that is either wavy/curly or will be styled this way. It tends not to work so well in fine hair, unless a VERY subtle version is being performed.

Are Babylights & Root Stretch the Same as Balayage?

In short? No.  Babylights are VERY fine highlights that are created by using foils. Root Stretch is when the actual roots are coloured to make them look more grown out or giving previous colour ‘more’ root.

How Should I Prepare For My Balayage Hair Colour Appointment?

There is no preparation necessary unless you are having your haircut. In which case, you’re best to have it cut first.

How Long Will It Take To Create a Balayage Look For Me?

Generally, your Balayage hair colour can be applied from 30-60 mins depending on your hair, so you could be in and out of the salon within the 2 hour mark.

Are There Many ‘Downsides’ To Having Balayage?

Recreating the ‘root’ area can be tricky due to the freehand nature of the technique – although you need not worry, the award-winning team at WESTEND hair salon in Glasgow are highly experienced in this technique and will ensure you have beautiful results.

How Much Does It Cost To Have Balayage or Babylights?

Balayage can cost between £60 to £100 depending on Stylist level or amount of hair – as always, we recommend booking in for a free consultation prior to your appointment so you have a clear idea of what your service will entail. 

Why Is WESTEND Hair The Best At Creating Balayage?

Our team of creative stylists are experts in Balayage hair colour, having undergone the latest training and performing in the technique. Book your complimentary consultation today by calling us on 0141 337 2999.