Natural Transitions Using Balayage

May 15 2019


We adore the look of ombre, but with balayage, your hair can have the gorgeous tones with a subtler touch. The word balayage comes from French, and it means “to paint” or “to sweep” and what better way to describe this technique. It takes the bold colors of ombre and blends them seamlessly together to create a ravishing appearance. At Meraki Hair & Makeup studio, we’re pros at balayage so come to use when you’re ready to give it a try.

So What’s the Difference Between Balayage and Ombré?
It’s easy to get confused when it comes to balayage and ombre, but here is a simple way to understand the difference. Balayage is basically ombre only applied differently for a slightly different outcome. This way you can still get the dynamic effect of ombre with a more natural look. If you are wondering what’s so different about it than traditional highlights, know that balayage has less noticeable lines that come across softer. 

How Balayage Works in Your Hair
To start the process, our stylists brush the color through small triangular sections of your hair using foil or a board. We sure to get the surfaces so the transition between the tones is smooth and effortless. The result is a deeper dimension and locks that seem sunkissed. Unlike ombre, the highlights from balayage require far less upkeep, making incredible low maintenance look great for everyone.  

Easy, fabulous hair that embodies ombre without the stark contrast is only a step away so make your appointment with our Style Experts from Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio today. You can find us at 1281 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island or call 718.966.6601 to book an appointment. Prefer to instantly schedule an appointment yourself? Try our Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio mobile app, available for a free download on iTunes or Google Play.