What is the difference between Balayage and color? According to Walker, balayage is a freehand technique, not a look. “Typically, balayage colors are shades that are slightly lighter than your base color and the color is applied to create a more natural look,” adds Rivera.
Is Balayage better for your hair? Which one is better for my desired end result? If you are looking for subtle highlights to break up your hair, balayage is the way to go. It will create a more blended result, but deeper natural hair colors will often produce red undertones.
What takes longer highlights or Balayage? Nikki says, “For traditional highlights, clients tend to come back between 6-8 weeks, but when balayage is done a client can go anywhere between 3-4 months.” Jessica tells us, “With balayage, you can go anywhere from 2-6 months without touching up.
Is Balayage considered color or highlights? Contrary to a common misconception, balayage is not a look itself. It’s a technique, where the process of adding highlights is done without foil like traditional highlights. It is often compared to the natural effect of the ombre style.