*This service will not break the bonds of your hair. It will infuse keratin into the cuticle eliminating up to 95% of frizz and curl leaving the hair softer, smoother, and shinier. Keratin Complex is a revitalizing and rejuvenating treatment that will replenish lost keratin making the hair more manageable and easier to blow dry. The keratin blowout ($85) should last around 5-6 weeks and the full keratin complex treatment ($255) will last around 5 months.
To put it simply, it is truly the softest highlighting technique around. I love natural looking color and simple beauty in general. I recommend this technique to clients that want lower maintenance color while maintaining a look that is so perfect and beachy.
BALAYAGE (BALĀˈYÄZH/BA-LIE-AZHE), IS THE ART OF HAIR PAINTING. THE TERM SOURCES FROM THE FRENCH VERB FOR ‘SWEEP AWAY,’ OR ‘BALAYER.’
Balayage is the most exquisite highlighting color technique to storm the coloring industry in decades, however, the first notable celebrity to have the sun-kissed treatment was Audrey Hepburn in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The technique tasks the colorist with taking a small section of hair and sweeping the color towards the top. Then, they use a paddle to apply more color toward the bottom for a balanced, lightened look. Colorists and clients alike fall in love with the natural, sun-kissed results from this handcrafted technique. Trained Balayage color placement produces a natural and organic style, similar to the effortlessly random color you’d receive after a summer at the beach.
Balayage was truly revolutionary, created at a time when the industry standard was a frosting cap. The ‘80s brought a wave of foil highlights, so it wasn’t until the ‘90s that balayage made its first inroads in the U.S., mainly among celebrity-early adopters.
Today, balayage is offered in many salons, unfortunately not all results are consistent (it’s not as easy as it looks!). A Balayage colorist must be well-trained and have a keen sense of the hair’s texture and movement. After all, it’s just the craftsmanship of the colorist and the balayage brush. The most natural-looking results are usually those that look the most random, which calls for a very specific placement strategy.
It’s important to note that balayage is absolutely not just for blondes. Brunettes, redheads, even those with black hair can benefit from a dose of hair painting. The results are generally more subtle, but they add the multifaceted dimension that so many crave.
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