Balayage Hair Colour at Esente Hair Salon in Wimbledon

Balayage is one of the most asked for hair colour techniques at our top hairdressing salon in Wimbledon.  This beautiful, low maintenance look involves us creating natural looking highlights through your hair to flatter your style and facial features

At Esente, our expert hairdressers are masters of balayage and can create the perfect balayage hair colour for you.  We use the very latest techniques and top of the range hair colour products from Kevin Murphy to create a bespoke result to that will work with your personal style and skin tone.

Balayage continues to take the world of hair colour by storm, so why not book a consultation to find out how we can make this style work for you?  You can find out everything you need to know about balayage below.

Please Note:  If you are new to hair colour or have not had a hair colour with us in the past 6 months,  you will require a quick skin test to be carried out at least 48 hours before to your appointment to check for any allergic reactions.  

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What is Balayage Hair Colour?

The word balayage comes from the French, meaning “to sweep”.  It involves hand-painting soft highlights throughout your hair give it a beautiful natural look, as though you have been out in the sun all day.  This free-hand technique allows us to place your highlights exactly where they are needed, achieving a subtler effect than that created with conventional foil highlights as we can avoid creating any hard lines in the colour.  The result is a bespoke individual look which can be adapted to your individual personality and style.

Balayage can look fabulous on all shades of blonde, brown, red, auburn or even grey hair.  As well as working well with all natural hair colour shades, such as popular blondes and warm caramel tones, balayage is also an excellent way to try out a flash of a bright fashion colour such as an on-trend pastel shade.

What’s the Difference Between Balayage and Ombré?

Ombré produces a more contrasted two-toned effect, usually by creating hair colour that is darker at the roots and lighter at the ends of the hair.  Balayage, by contrast, produces a more multi-dimensional result with hair colours hand-painted in vertical sections so as to simulate where the sun might catch the light on your hair.

There are many other hair colouring techniques and variations on balayage, including colour blending, babylights, baby balayage, 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 Long Will It Take To Create My Balayage Look?

The length of your amount of time taken will depend on whether we are adding balayage throughout your hair or just a few highlights, for example around your face.  Your hair may also require some preparation to achieve the final result you are aiming for.   Book in for a complimentary consultation and we will assess your hair and be able to advise you on how long it will take to create the look you desire.   

How Should I Prepare For Balayage?

Book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation at our hairdressing salon in Wimbledon and we will assess the colour and condition of your hair and advise you on the results we can achieve.  The health of your hair 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 may also recommend carrying out a strengthening treatment prior to your hair colour service.

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

How Much Does Balayage Cost?

Call us on 020 8946 4875 to book a complimentary consultation and we will give you a no-obligation quote.

How Do I Maintain My Balayage Colour?

Our stylists will advise you on  how to keep your balayage looking fabulous for longer.  One of the many good things about balayage is that it is relatively low maintenance – your root regrowth will be less obvious than with conventional foil highlights.  It's easy to see why this is such a popular look! 

To maintain your balayage at it’s best we recommend that you visit your colourist every 8-12 weeks to freshen it up.   In addition, we would suggest that a quick colour glossing touch-up session every 6 weeks will keep your hair looking gorgeous between appointments.  We also recommend using a professional quality colour care shampoo and conditioner.  Speak to your Esente colourist for more advice on this.

Book Your Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at Esente Hairdressers in Wimbledon

If you are looking for the best balayage hair colour in Wimbledon, then look no further!  Call Esente Hair Salon on 020 8946 4875 to book in for a complimentary consultation.  We look forward to seeing you soon.


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