Highlights, Lowlights, Color Melting, and then there is the Art of Balayage!
Have you heard of this new trending salon service and even perhaps wondered what exactly it’s all about? Balayage is a freehand technique for highlighting hair in which lightener is painted on to create a blended, soft, natural-looking effect.
Training in Advanced Hair Trends
The West 13th Salon team strongly believes that one of the most important pieces of being a successful artist is constantly attending classes to advance your skills and be on top of all of the latest trends. That is why advanced training is a requirement to be on our highly skilled team. It’s also a great way to stay inspired and create not just a pretty color for a guest, but truly a work of art that can be worn every day!
World-class Stylist Development
Candy Shaw is a world renowned educator and we had the privilege to send one of our stylists, Brittany, to attend her class in Minneapolis in March! Candy taught three different hair highlighting techniques to achieve the perfect, well balanced balayage including Brosse, Crochet, and Skimming.
The Brosse technique starts the highlight at the regrowth which creates a nice brightening around the face and throughout the ends of the hair. The stylists were also introduced to the crochet technique, and skimming or babylites (smaller sections of highlights created throughout the hair).
Creating the perfect shape and color
As many of you fashionista’s already know, this is a very complex application to master, especially around the hair line so that no ridges are created in the color transition. The stylists were taught tips and tricks for prevention of those ridges along the hairline. The shape of the sections are created intentionally in order for layered hair to blend, short hair color designs to appear soft and bright, and then of course, patterns of application, so retouches are seamless as well.
Balayage hair painting is a trend that will not be disappearing anytime soon. It truly has evolved the traditional highlight into an artistic adventure! Our West Fargo hair stylists are hair color experts who are trained in creating the perfect look for you.