All you need to know about balayage…

Blonde Balayage Teddington Hairdressers

All You Need To Know About Balayage From The Experts
At Shape Hair Design Teddington Hairdressers

The balayage hair colour trend is booming and still the most asked for hair colouring technique in our Teddington hairdressing salon. This is a gorgeous, look which can be low-maintenance and natural or more dramatic when vibrant fashion colours are used.

We create amazing haircuts and colours at Shape Hair Design so why not take a look at our haircuts and hairstyles page for some more inspiration?

Give us a call on 0208 977 0262 to book in for your hair colour transformation now.

Balayage hair colours TeddingtonWhat is balayage?

Balayage is a modern highlighting technique which allows for bespoke, customised hair colour results. Choose from a natural looking balayage such as ash blonde, or warm caramel for a sun kissed effect. Or if you prefer, opt for a bolder look using bright vibrant colours such as purple or hot pink.

Balayage is a great hair colouring technique to try if you are nervous about dying your hair or new to colouring your hair plus, it works on short, medium or long length hair.

What should I ask for when booking in for balayage hair colour?

Clients also ask for baby lights or ombré, which are slightly different to balayage. We can help to clarify which look you want during your complimentary hair colour consultation.

How long will my balayage appointment take?

This can vary depending on the length and condition of your hair plus the final look you are after can also vary the length of time it takes. For example, if you have natural hair which hasn’t been coloured before and simply want to have a few lighter tones added, it might take just one appointment.

However, if your hair has a build-up of colour, it may take more than one appointment to achieve the look you desire. We offer complimentary hair colour consultations so pop in and have a chat with one of our stylists prior to your appointment.

We may suggest a course of conditioning hair treatments such as OLAPLEX™ to repair damaged and over-processed hair.

What is the difference between balayage & ombré hair colours?

Balayage provides a natural looking, sun-kissed hair colour achieved through highlights, often with a dark root colour. Your colourist can hand paint colour them directly onto your hair to frame your face and enhance your features. Ombré is defined as when your hair colour gradually blends from one colour to another. It’s a great way to have fun with hair colour with the dark to light hair colour graduation.   Take a look at the image below to see the difference.

Ombre Teddington Hair Colour Specialists


Can I have balayage? Will it suit me?

Yes. Balayage looks great no matter if you have a short, straight bob, a long-layered cut or a wavy hairstyle. The great news is that this is a relatively low maintenance look so most clients book in for an 8-week follow-up appointment.

What colour choices are there for balayage?

Natural balayage: Choose from buttery blondes, warm brunettes, and caramel tones for a natural looking balayage.

Vibrant colour balayage: Fashion coloured balayage involves dedication as brighter colours tend to fade more quickly. We advise you to come in for a toner to refresh your colour after 4 to 6 weeks to keep it looking vibrant.

Rich Brunettes Balayage Teddington hairdressers

Why is Shape Hair Design the best hair salon in Teddington for balayage?

We have a talented and highly skilled team of colourists at our hairdressing salon in Teddington, so what are you waiting for? Book your new balayage hair colour today!