I used to be religious about getting my highlighted hair re-done every six weeks. This led to spending lots of time (and money) at the hair salon, and even worse, lots of damage to my already fine hair. When the balayage trend came along, I jumped on it. Instead of traditional highlights, which start at the root of the hair, balayage uses a hand painting technique which creates a more natural lived-in highlight. The resulting color has less noticeable hair regrowth, so you can go longer in between colorings. I have been getting my hair done in this way for about the past two years. It has really jumpstarted growing out my hair from short and damaged to longer and healthy. This is the healthiest my hair has ever been. I hope this trend is here to stay!
Before, my hair was looking a little rough. I wanted to get rid of some of the really brassy areas, and add more lighter pieces around my face. My hair was also in desperate need of a trim. We cut a little off, trying to leave as much length as possible.
After, the color was not drastically different. He toned down some of the warmer pieces, and lightened up the ends a little. My hair is both thin and fine, so I like to keep a blunt cut with a few very long layers.
Special thanks to Alex Vega at Monaco Salon for making my hair beautiful! The salon was so nice and professional. Alex took the time to explain each step to me and educate me about the process (and also gave me the most amazing scalp massage). It’s important to know what you are doing to your hair, especially if you are trying to grow it out or get it back to being healthy.
Are you interested in a post on how I grew my hair out from shoulder length damaged frizz to long and healthy? Let me know in the comments!