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Everyone is talking about balayage hair and it’s no wonder. The celebrity-approved hair colouring technique is the ultimate salon go-to if you like your highlights soft, seamless and blending with your natural hair. Indeed, hand-painted balayage hair will make you re-think everything you thought you knew about hair colour. Here’s everything you need to know about balayage hair extensions.


What is balayage?

Balayage is a French word that means “to sweep” colour onto the hair free-hand. Balayage is a freehand colouring technique where colour is painted in a sweeping motion directly onto designated sections of the hair. It sees high-and low-lights painted at random through strands to add reflective dimension and luminosity. Much of the colour is focused from the mid-lengths to the ends, but the most flattering effects happen when subtle ribbons are swept through the hairline, too.

“The balayage technique is about so much more than adding highlights or a sun-kissed glow to strands,” says hair colour London expert Moe Harb. “From highlights, to dark browns and rainbow brights, the balayage treatment graduated from the roots rot the ends, is one of the most popular and versatile colour services clients can choose.”

“But you can also create the balayage look using hair extensions. Balayage extensions, created with slightly darker roots allows for a seamless blend with the natural hair and faded hairlines. “It’s all about using extensions to create a look without the damage of colour” adds Louise Bailey.

What is the difference between balayage and highlights?

Hair colour expert Moe Harb says: “The main difference between balayage and highlights is that less colour is used with balayage than with highlights. You can create highlights free-hand with balayage so there is also no visible regrowth. Balayage hair colour doesn’t need to be up-kept so frequently as highlights and allows a softer look around the face than dark roots than highlights.

How is balayage different to ombre and dip dye?

Balayage is graduated from the roots to the ends whereas ombre is just the ends and is a stronger contrast whereas balayage is often a softer more graduated look. Ombre is more of a horizontal placement style and balayage is more of a vertical technique. Whereas dip dye is a more sharper and noticeable.dark shadow of colour

What are the best balayage hair extensions?

Hair Dreams balayage hair extensions are the ultimate natural blend. You can choose your shades for lasting flexibility and faultless finishes that frame the face. Hair Dreams’ rooted hair extensions are the perfect choice for naturally highlighted hair.

Opt for balayage tapes or singe-bonded keratin tips for natural updos and ponytails for easy everyday wear. Hair Dreams’ balayage extensions can create lighter ends and the desired look without damaging your natural hair with colour build up.


Achieve seamless highlights and change up your tones with ombre balayage hair extensions from Hair Dreams without the damage of colour. Book in for a consultation with Hair Extensions London expert Louise now.

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