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How much time do you put into the way you look every day? While this number is different for everyone, investing some time into your appearance can really help you to go out into the world more confidently and feel better about yourself. I started going to spas and salons a few months back, and it was really nifty to see how many services they offered that could really improve my life. I decided that it would be incredible to work with other people to teach them about spas and salons, since they can make you feel renewed and refreshed.


Improving Your Personal Appearance

Things To Know Before Your First Balayage Appointment

Lena Griffin

Balayage is a technique that results in beautiful, highlighted color in the ends of your hair, with a gradual transformation to your natural color closer to the roots. It has become quite popular because it looks amazing even as it begins to grow out. However, there are a few things that are important to know before your first balayage appointment.

It will take a while.

Plan on being in the chair for at least 2 hours, and maybe even longer. Balayage takes a lot longer to apply to the hair than solid hair color or other types of highlights. And once it is applied, it needs to be left in place for a half hour or more. Then, it has to be rinsed out, and you may then want to have your hair cut and styled. This is something to have done when you're feeling patient and when you have the time to spare.

Your stylist will comb and paint the color in.

Normally when you have your hair colored, your stylist will paint the color in with a brush. They may use a squeeze bottle to apply it in some areas. Balayage is applied in a similar way, but the color won't be combed through the entirety of your hair. Your stylist will start by applying it to the ends, and then they will work their way up, applying less and less of it as they go. This may seem strange if you've had highlights done before with foils. Balayage is a pretty different process.

You can choose more than one color.

If you want more than one color incorporated into your look, let your stylist know! Since balayage color is painted in by hand, your stylist can easily incorporate more than one color into the look. They may ask you questions about where you want each color, whether you want one closer to your face, whether you want the colors to be entirely separate or somewhat mixed, and so forth. This is just to give them a better idea of how, exactly, they should color your hair.

Now that you know the basics about getting balayage, go make that first appointment! You're sure to have a good time doing it, and the results will be stunning. If you have any lingering questions, your stylist should be able to answer them. After all, they are the true balayage experts.