Balayage + FAQ

What is BALAYAGE?

Balayage is a technique used by a professional in which the color is painted in a way that creates a natural looking effect. The word "balayage" is translated in French to "sweeping". A traditional balayage (open air) looks best on anyone with natural hair colors varying from medium/dark brown to light blonde and it gives a very subtle effect. There are different techniques that vary from traditional balayage that can increase the lift and give brighter looks (American balayage, foilyage, etc).

What is OMBRE?

Ombre is an effect in which there is a gradual shift in contrast. Either light to dark or dark to light. Ombre looks best on natural brunettes who want a low maintenece, trendy look.

How often do I touch up a balayage?

Depending on the contrast to your natural color, a balayage can last 3-6 months. In some cases where the result is very subtle, your balayage may last even longer. However in order to maintain the effect, I recommend getting a glaze about 6 weeks after your appointment, and then typically every 6 weeks until your next balayage retouch. The glaze will refresh the color, enhance a tone, counteract brass, and give your hair a boost in shine. Pre-scheduling these appointments are the best way to make sure your balayage looks its best all the time.

How do I make an appointment with you?

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How much does a balayage/ ombre / or color correction cost?

This will be discussed during your consultation, however in most cases these services will start around $200. Lengthy color consultations will be handled hourly (around $70/hour).

 

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How often should I get my hair cut?

This is a question that I receive quite often.  Most hairdressers would say "6 weeks". I however, think it depends on a lot of different factors. Clearly, this my own opinion AND this is for my clients that should be on some sort of personalized regimen, and keeping their hair healthy. (AKA moisture masks, olaplex or smartbond, using heat protectants)

IF you are a guy and/or a girl who keeps their hair CLIPPER short: you are going to want to come in 3-4 weeks to maintain your look.

IF you have a short to medium length haircut and you want to maintain the length of that cut & keep the shape fresh: 6-8 weeks is perfect for you.

IF you have long (DAMAGED/FINE) hair with or without layers: 8-10 weeks + a conditioning or strengthening treatment.

IF you have long (HEALTHY/THICK) hair with or without layers: then you can go about 10-12 weeks.

IF your hair is decently healthy + you are growing it out from another style or just want long hair: 12 weeks + get a conditioning treatment.

NOW, this all varies person to person: this is just a guide. However, I never suggest going longer than 12 weeks without a trim. That is THREE MONTHS, people. If you have trouble remembering to get a haircut, the best option for you is prebooking your appointments. You can book them online or through me. By having your appointment set for you, you are more likely to take care of your beautiful hair! And as usual, if you have any questions- let me know!

 

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