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Balayage

What is balayage?

BALAYAGE

Balayage is a French word meaning “to sweep” or “to paint”. This technique of painting lightener onto the hair emulates a natural sun-kissed effect. Sunlight only penetrates our hair cuticle, the outermost layer of the hair shaft, which has three layers in total ( the other two being the medulla- the inner layer, and the cortex- the middle layer)

What is it?

3D BALAYAGE

This hair painting technique is an affect that gives the hair more added dimension by mode of lowlights, midlights and hilights. Our immediate thought is- isn’t hair already 3 dimensional, but more often then not our hair color can look very flat, mousy and drab in most cases if not enhanced in some form. 3D color gives the hair this exact multi-dimensional and even in some cases multi-tonal shine and depth.

BALAYAGE VS HILIGHTS

People ask all the time what the difference is between these two services. To put it simply Balayage is a hilighting technique that can either be hand painted or put in a foil. Think of your standard foil work as Kelly Clarkson circa 2000 versus hand painting being more Jennifer Anniston-esque. To get those beautiful natural Californian hilights, hair painting would be more of the route one should go depending on how dark their natural hair color is. This is something every incoming client should discuss with a hair professional firstly, because darker haired clients will need a service such as babylights or foilayage to achieve a very light end goal.

BALAYAGE AND OMBRE What’s the difference between Balayage and Ombre?

BALAYAGE AND OMBRE

Balayage is a French word that means to sweep or paint; it’s a highlighting technique. Ombré means to shadow, and it’s a seamless gradiation from darker to lighter. People do get confused by the two but you can also combine them in a merged technique which can be very pretty.

Sombré is a much softer version of ombré and is still popular, especially with the charcoal grey trend.

BALAYAGE PRICING - WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Balayage is a technique that takes immense skill, long hours of practice and talent to master. With that comes a pretty hefty price tag, however let me break down dated hi-lighting techniques versus the modern day techniques. Old techniques are priced between 150-250 with a maintenance of every 6-8 weeks with a harsh line of demarcation. Balayage techniques are priced between 275-500, because their maintenance can be anywhere between 3-6 months depending on client personal/professional lifestyle. So while yes, Balayage is more expensive it doesn’t have any harshness when it grows out, and it lasts you 2-3x longer then traditional hilights.
Balayage
Foiling

FOILYAGE VS BALAYAGE

Balayage

Balayage is a hair lightening technique that’s specifically designed to impart a more natural, sun-kissed look to hair. The word itself comes from French and means “to sweep” or “to paint” which is why balayage is also known as hair painting.

Bleach/Lightener and or color is applied to hair using a freehand technique, and is then allowed to process in the open air or while covered or wrapped in Plastic Film.

Foiling

Foiling is similar to balayage in that it is a hair lightening technique, but it’s different in important ways. While balayage is typically applied in a freehand manner to achieve a more natural look, foiling typically involves sectioning the hair and applying product in a manner that fully saturates the section it is being applied to. (These sections can be thicker or thinner, depending on the exact look you’re trying to achieve.) After the product is applied, the hair is wrapped in foil for processing.

Why foil? It conducts heat better than open air or plastic film, allowing the product to infiltrate deeper into the hair, and helps keep the treated hair separate from untreated hair. All told, this leads to a more intense look.

Though foiling can sometimes result in harder lines of demarcation, there are ways around this. Using the correct root melt with your foils, for example, will eliminate foil lines but keep the effect of brightness near the root area. Similarly, by smudging the root it’s possible to soften the line of demarcation.

Bear in mind that foiling tends to use more product and takes a longer time to complete compared to balayage, which tends to raise the price of the service.

Foilayage

And then there’s foilyage, which is essentially the offspring of the two techniques. During a foilyage treatment, product is painted onto hair as in balayage, and the treated sections are then covered with foil for processing. This can result in the more natural, painted look of balayage paired with the more intense coloring of foils.

Platinum Card Hair, What is it?

PLATINUM BALAYAGE

A platinum card is a technique in which we foil every piece of hair on a clients head to achieve a platinum or all over lighter color result without any dimension in between. A platinum card is essentially a modern version of bleach and tones. The difference is that a bleach and tone isn’t insulated in a foil. A platinum card is encased in foils to create optimal lift getting very dark hair as light as possible in one appointment. Platinum Balayage is achieved via applying a platinum card and then adding a shadow root so the growout doesn’t have 4-5 week maintenance and clients can have a lower mainteance look that requires 3-4 month touchups instead.
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Jen DeSantis
Jen DeSantis
2023-10-04
Aric gave me perfectly what I asked for and spent a lot of time with me discussing what I wanted since I came in pretty unsure and unclear. I’m so grateful he helped me feel calm and comfortable and ensured I was happy with the result. He is adored by many and I can see why!
James Howley
James Howley
2022-07-28
Look no further! Aric is simply the best around and I won't trust anyone else with my hair now I've been to him! He was so professional and genuinely cares about his clients. He made me feel so comfortable and I was beyond happy with the final product. My hair has a new lease of life and I have found a stylist who cares about my hair as much as I do. A truly amazing experience.
Eamonn O’Neill
Eamonn O’Neill
2022-07-28
All the amazing things people are saying about Aric are true. He knows that each person's hair is different and takes the time to discuss your hair and what you want to do with it with you as well as giving his knowledge in a friendly and laid back way I cannot recommend him enough. I am not someone who often goes to salons or treats myself to a hair makeover but that is all going to change now I have found someone with the knowledge, expertise and skill of Aric.
Lynn Ariel
Lynn Ariel
2022-07-22
From the second you walk in the door you're greeted with a smile and a happy vibe. The friendly staff never make you feel like you're not 'their kind' of clientele like some other types of salons. I highly recommend Aric to anyone who wants a beautiful cut and style. He's friendly and easy to talk to. And when you walk out you're the one that will greet the world with a smile and a happy vibe. If you're looking for a new salon or stylist - call them!!
Monica McMillon
Monica McMillon
2021-09-04
Amazing people, amazing artist, i always walk out feeling like a new and better person 💕 no one can work the magic on my hair that aric does.
Kaitie Beetner
Kaitie Beetner
2020-12-06
If you have curly hair Aric is the absolute best! I have gone to every curly hair salon in LA and he is the ONLY person I trust with my curls. He is welcoming, professional, genuine, smart and very talented at what he does! Look no further, Aric is your guy!
Stephany Shaw
Stephany Shaw
2020-10-09
Curly girls look no further! I have been getting my hair cut with Aric for just about 2 years. He does an amazing job shaping my hair. Not only does he leave my hair looking great but it grows out great! Ive also had my hair colored by him. He pays so much attention to detail. He is worth every penny and will make you love your curls!!!!
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