What is Balayage?

What is Balayage?

The Best Balayage, Ombré & Colour Melt Hair Colours at James Dun’s House Hair Salons in Aberdeen & Glasgow

Want to experiment with balayage and ombré hair colour this Autumn? Whether you’re after a natural-looking sun-kissed balayage, a dramatic ombré hair colour, or some cool colour melts, the expert hair colour technicians at James Dun’s House Hair & Beauty Salons in Aberdeen & Glasgow can create beautiful new hair colours.

Your first step is to book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation.  Don’t forget that you will need a skin sensitivity patch test 24 hours prior to your colour appointment if you have not had your hair coloured before (or in the past six months or more). 

Ombré or Balayage – Which Hair Colour Is Right For Me?

Popular questions are ‘What is the difference between balayage and ombré and what is colour melting?‘  With this article, we aim to explain the various hair colour techniques that can help to achieve the look you’re after.

Beautiful Balayage Hair Colours for Women

Balayage hair colour is a low-maintenance look that won’t leave you rushing back to touch up every week. It is perfect for those who can’t come into the salon regularly to maintain their colour, but still want to look fashion-forward.

The word balayage means to “sweep” in French. The technique involves adding hair colour exactly where you want, with a freehand approach using vertical strokes, just as if you were painting colour onto the hair. The look can be as subtle or as dramatic as you wish – and we can use a variety of colours from brunettes, reds and blondes to fashion colours.

Ombré Hair Colours at Top Hair Salons in Aberdeen & Glasgow

The word ombré is derived from the French term for ‘shadow’.  It is a hair technique where the colour is darker at the roots through to the mid-lengths of the hair and gets lighter towards the ends.   Ombré hair colour can be achieved using a multitude of colours and is very often seen with a bold transition of colour from root to tip – your choice! It is great if you are looking for a hair colour that is striking.

What Is A Colour Melt?

Colour melting blends multiple shades of hair colour with your base hair colour.  For example, if you are naturally a brunette, we might add several shades of brunette which ‘melts’ into a beautiful golden colour.  Colour melting also works if you have a fashion colour as your base – perhaps a pretty pink, lilac or rose gold colour.  

Book Your Hair Colour Appointment at James Dun’s House Hair & Beauty Salons in Aberdeen & Glasgow

Book in for a hair colour consultation with our hair colour experts at James Dun’s House hairdressing salon so we can work out a plan for your hair. Please call us on one of the numbers below. 

If you are a new client, you can enjoy 20% off your first hair colour service. Find out more here.