Balayage Hair Colour at REEDS Salons in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge & Sawston

The demand for the Balayage hair colour trend is stronger than ever – in fact, it is one of the most popular hair colour techniques at our hair salons in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Sawston. 

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Balayage is a stunning, low-maintenance look that involves adding natural looking highlights through your hair to accentuate your hairstyle and facial features. The team of expert stylists at REEDS are masters of the balayage technique and can create the perfect balayage hair colour for you. 

Why not book a consultation (using our quick and easy online booking widget to the right of the page) to find out how we can make this style work for you? Until then, find out everything you need to know about balayage below…

What Is Balayage Hair Colour?

Balayage involves hand-painting soft highlights throughout your hair.  Taken from the French word meaning “to sweep”, it is a free-hand technique which allows your REEDS hairstylist to place your highlights exactly where they are needed.  It will give your hair a beautiful, natural look as though you have been out in the sun all day. 

The effect given is subtler than that achieved with conventional foil highlights because the colour is painted free-hand and there are no hard lines.  The result is a bespoke individual look which can be adapted to your individual personality and style.

Is Balayage Suitable For ALL Hair Colours?

The simple answer? Yes, Balayage can look stunning on all shades of blonde, brown, red, auburn…or even grey hair! In addition to working with natural shades such as popular blondes and warm caramel tones, you could use balayage to try out fashion colours such as on-trend pastel shades.

Please Note: If you are new to hair colour (or have not had a hair colour with us in six months or more) you will require a quick allergy patch test 48 hours before your appointment.

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How Are Balayage Highlights Applied?

The team of skillful hair colour technicians at REEDS salons in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Sawston will paint the balayage colour directly onto your hair, applying it more finely closer to your roots and with bolder brush strokes towards the tips.  This freehand technique allows us to highlight areas where the sun would naturally lift your colour if you were on holiday, giving it a finish that’s subtle and also multidimensional.

How Long Does A Balayage Hair Colour Appointment Take?

Bond Ultim8 at REEDS Salons in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge & SawstonThe length of your appointment will depend on whether we are adding balayage throughout your hair or just a few highlights, for example to frame your face.

We will be able to advise you on how long it will take if you book in for a complimentary consultation at your nearest REEDS salon.

Please note, if your hair is damaged, your appointment will take longer as we will work with you to improve the condition of your hair so it is ready for the colouring process.

We recommend using Bond Ultim8 (pictured left) to improve your hair’s strength and condition and produce a more vibrant colour.

What’s The Difference Between Balayage & Ombré?

Ombré produces a contrasting two-toned effect from root to tip but balayage is a more subtle technique, and only a few sections of highlights will be added to your roots.  Ombré gives colour that is dark at the roots and gradually becomes lighter towards the tips in a defined way, whereas balayage is more multi-dimensional and the colour is strongest at the tips of your hair.

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There are many other hair colouring techniques and variations on balayage, including babylights, baby balayage, flamboyage root melt, root stretch, colour melt or free-hand highlights.  If you’ve seen a hair look you love, bring us in an image and we’ll adapt the look for you!

How Should I Prepare For My Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at REEDS?

Book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation at your local REEDS salon by clicking on one of the links below. We will assess the colour and condition of your hair and advise you on the results we can achieve.   Your hair’s health is always a priority for us so our expert colour technicians will tailor your hair colour to create the perfect look without damaging your hair.  

We will also ask you to come in for a quick skin allergy test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment to ensure you will not suffer any reactions to the colours involved. 

How Much Does It Cost To Have Balayage?

Prices are given upon consultation. Click here to find out more about hair colour prices at REEDS. Call your local salon by clicking on one of the links below to book a complimentary consultation and we will give you a no-obligation quote.

How Do I Maintain My Balayage Hair Colour?

We can advise you on  how to keep your Balayage looking fabulous for longer.  One of the best things about the look is that it is relatively low maintenance – your root regrowth will be less obvious with balayage than with conventional foils. 

To maintain your look at it’s best we recommend visiting your colourist every 8-12 weeks. On top of this, we would suggest a quick colour glossing touch-up session every 6 weeks to keep your hair looking gorgeous between appointments.  We can also recommend using professional quality colour care shampoo and conditioner, available from our Cambridge salon, Bury St Edmunds salon & Sawston salon, to keep your colour fresh and vibrant.

Book Your Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at REEDS hair salons in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Sawston

If you are looking for the best balayage hair colour in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge or Sawston book in for a complimentary consultation at our relaxing and stylish salons. Click here to read our Balayage hair colour article.