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Balayage at New Look


Balayage is a new hair coloring technique developed by the French to create a natural highlight. The process includes the use of a brush to hand-paint a thick mixture of lightener onto a section of hair using one of three paint designs. These designs are Singles, Slants and V's. The designers use a "sweeping" motion to apply lightener from thin at the roots to thicker towards the ends.

The Balayage technique provides ultimate control over color application, and allows for less outgrowth and more contrast in the hair. The result is the most natural looking highlights ever. Since the process requires no heat or foils, the hair is left in superb condition, and without any stripes due to the elimination of foil "lines".

The Balayage technique can be used on any color of hair from blonde and brunette to red, it can be painted on wet or dry hair. The only limits to Balayage are the limits of your own imagination.

Balayage consists of the following main techniques:

Basic Balayage: The lightener is painted onto hair strands with a paddle and brush using Single, Slant & V paint designs.

Baly-Color: Color is first applied to the roots, and then Balayage is applied to the ends. This 2-step process gives a natural looking color & highlights while saving time for client and hair designers.

Balayage with Lowlights: Basic Balayage technique is used while adding contrasting lowlights to create a softer, more natural look. Darker streaks are controlled by using lowlight papers.

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