Beautiful Balayage & Ombré Hair Colours at Johnson Blythe Hairdressing in Hertford
Our hair colour specialists at Johnson Blythe Hairdressing in Hertford are up-to-date with all the latest hair colour trends and techniques and some of our favourites are beautiful balayage and ombré.
Balayage is one of the most requested hair colour looks at at our hair salon in Hertford. This fashionable style involves hand painting natural looking highlights through your hair to accentuate your style and facial features. Equally popular, ombré gives a more defined line between the colours used on the hair, usually growing lighter towards the ends of the hair.
We’re masters of the balayage and ombré techniques and using top of the range hair colour products from L’Oreal they can create a truly bespoke hair colour that will suit you perfectly.
Give us a call on 01992 568924 to find out how we can make these beautiful, low-maintenance hair colours work for you. We also take online bookings – simply click on the pop up bar to the right hand side of the screen.
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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Balayage & Ombré FAQs
Find out everything you need to know about these popular hair colours.
What is balayage hair colour?
The word balayage comes from the French, meaning “to sweep”. Balayage hair colour is a free-hand technique, which involves the colour being painted or swept through your hair with a brush. This approach allows us to place your highlights exactly where they are need to give your hair a bespoke, natural look. The highlights are designed to give your hair a sun-kissed look, lifting the colour in the way it would if you had been out in the sun all day. As the colour is painted on by hand, the effect is subtler than that achieved with conventional foil highlights as there are no hard lines. We can adapt the look to suit your individual personality and style.
How is balayage applied?
Balayage is applied with a brush, hand painted directly onto your hair by one of our colour experts. It will be applied to those areas where it will look most naturally sun-kissed.
What’s the difference between balayage and ombré?
Ombré produces a contrasting two-toned effect whereas balayage is subtler and more multi-dimensional. With balayage, highlights will only be added to certain sections of the hair, with a finer and more intricate pattern near the roots and larger brush strokes toward the tips. By contrast, ombré is a simpler gradation, from dark roots to lighter tips.
Is balayage suitable for all hair colours?
Yes, balayage can look beautiful on all shades of hair. Whether your hair is blonde, brunette, red or even grey, we can add balayage highlights to suit you. Buttery blonde tones and platinum colours are particularly popular, but warm caramel balayage can look beautiful to add extra dimension to brunette hair. In fact balayage can be created on all hair colours from copper balayage to silver ombré and lots of colours in-between! It can also be a great way to play with some bright fashion colours, adding splashes to your hair without the commitment of a full colour change.
How long will it take to create a balayage hair colour for me?
The length of time will depend on both the length of your hair and how many balayage highlights you want added to it. For example, adding balayage throughout your hair would take longer than just a few face framing highlights. Book a complimentary hair colour consultation at our Hertford salon and we will be able to advise you on how long it will take.
Please note, if your hair is in poor condition or damaged, it may take longer to reach your final desired look as we will work with you to improve the health of your hair so it is ready for the colouring process. We recommend using Kerastase Fusio Dose to improve your hair’s strength and condition and produce a more vibrant colour.
How do I maintain my balayage or ombré hair colour?
Both these techniques have the advantage of being relatively low maintenance. The root re growth will be considerably less noticeable than with traditional foils and you can expect to see your colourist around every 8 -12 weeks to refresh your colour. We also recommend using a professional quality colour care shampoo to make sure your colour stays vibrant.
Will balayage or ombré damage my hair?
Both these techniques are no more damaging than other, conventional hair colours. Hair colouring is a science and the team at Johnson Blythe have been highly trained to understand how your hair will react to the hair colour products and how to achieve the best effect. This is why hair colouring of all types is best left in the hands of professionals. We will assess the condition of your hair before colouring it and can offer treatments to protect its strength and condition during the process.
Book your balayage or ombré hair colour appointment at Johnson Blythe top Hertford hairdressers
If you’re looking for the best balayage in Hertford, call Johnson Blythe on 01992 568924 to book a complimentary consultation.