balayage
Gisele Bundchen. Cat Deeley. Penelope Cruz. Drew Barrymore. Alessandra Ambrosio. Jennifer Lopez. Jessica Biel. The list goes on and on. And if you think what these names have in common is that they are all celebrities in their own right, you are spot on. However to be more specific, they all sport that lovely lock of hair that has been beautifully styled using the art of balayage.

This kind of hairstyling is something that will make you want to forget about foils. Adding that perfect sun-kissed appearance to your crowning glory is now made more realistic and more natural. Thanks to the skillful hands and the crafty eyes of a balayage expert, you can now sport the same naturally vibrant looking hair that you once had when you were still growing up as a child. As it requires skills, it is always best to obtain it from a fully trained balayage hairstyling expert such as those working at the Rakis on Collins hair salon.

What makes balayage so interestingly famous nowadays, aside from the fact that many celebrity actresses, ramp models, and socialites use them, is that it is a very fashionable way to improve one’s appearance without necessarily appearing obnoxious. Compared to highlights and full hair color schemes often seen among Otakus, balayage capitalizes on the less is more doctrine. By providing just the right amounts of naturally colored highlights on the hair, it gives an overall appearance similar to hair that is shining under the warm radiant light of the sun. If you don’t know what this means, just try imagining yourself in the beach and take a look at other people’s hair. The reflection of the sun’s golden rays off the strands of their hair provides an effect that is what many refer to as sun-kissed. Now imagine having that effect wherever you are – in social gatherings, on dinner dates, or even in the office – and you can start to realize just how great you look in that balayage hairstyle.

The hairstyling affords versatility and ease of maintenance so you will be assured of not really having to spend so much time caring for it. Additionally, the naturally soft highlights afforded by the balayage hairstyling can be achieved in any type of hair. Curly, wavy or straight, long or short, there simply is no type of hair that balayage will not fit into. Some would prefer having a balayage hairstyle that appears tousled to show beautiful variations of color through the hair while other would prefer having a loose curly effect to their hair. Whatever kind of styling you may want, balayage, because of its subtle nature, can fit right into your hair’s intricate characteristics. However, many experts agree that individuals with longer, more flowing hair can superbly benefit from the gentle free-flowing nature of balayage hair highlighting.

Today, more and more people are going for the more subtle, more natural look. Nothing can be more beautiful than having hair that looks naturally soft. And since it is hand-painted onto your hair, it creates a strikingly marvelous pattern of unevenness that is best described as following the natural wave patterns of the hair. Compared to other hair highlighting techniques, balayage allows for the ultimate expression of your personality. It naturally enhances your physical assets, not detract from it. It is largely dependent on the tone of your skin to make sure that it will bring out the natural qualities of your facial features and your skin characteristics. It is for this reason that many experts recommend having balayage only from accredited hair salons that are staffed by hairstylists who have been duly trained and certified to provide balayage hair highlighting.  

Now imagine if you were to strut in your office with your newly styled hair, people will just admire you for your natural look. They will be mesmerized not at how your hair looks but rather how your other features and assets have stood out. What they fail to recognize is that all of these are only made possible by the subtleness and soft natural waves of color highlights from your hair. Like an image where lines draw the eye to the subject, your balayage styled hair automatically guides the eyes of other individuals towards your other facial features – your eyes, your eyebrows, your lips, and yes, even your nose. The soft wavy patterns of balayage make this all possible by drawing attention to what can be considered your best physical attributes.

However, this can only be achieved if you have a balayage expert styling your hair. When an expert styles you, sure you get the best hair colour that matches your personality. Thus, you become poised and more confident.