ELSA HAD A BALAYAGE: AND OTHER BLONDING MYTHS

When the sun comes out and the weather starts to get warmer, everyone wants to be blonder. Blonding can be a challenging service and can cause more permanent issues if done incorrectly. With a lot of confusing terms floating around the internet it’s easy to be misinformed about blonding services. Two of the most commonly confused blonding techniques are balayage and foil services:

  • Balayage (bah-lee-ahge) is the French word for “to sweep”. Balayage refers to the technique of hand-painting bleach onto the hair. This is an open-air service, meaning there are no foils used to incubate the bleach.
  • There are many different service types and terms that refer that using foils such as; foilyage, highlights, teasey lights, etc. However, the lift achieved with the foil process is far more important than the name of the process.
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