By: | Updated: 01/19/2018

Pick a Flattering Balayage Style for Your Hair Color

If you have completely fallen in love with the concept of balayage hair color, but are unsure if you can pull off this trendy color technique with shorter hair, you don’t have to wonder anymore! Whether you have a shorter haircut such a pixie or a shoulder-grazing lob, you can totally rock balayage hair coloring! Balayage hues are flattering on both straight and curly tresses and look fantastic on any natural hair color or texture!

Of course, like any hair coloring technique, balayage coloring will require upkeep to maintain your gorgeous new look. The general rule for balayage color is between six and eight weeks for touch-ups. This is definitely the case when it comes to blonde hues or highlights. However, there are some colors that will last longer between visits to the salon.

If you are torn between if and how to balayage at home or booking an appointment with a professional colorist, you should read information in the following section before making that choice.

First of all, balayage does not take as long as one would think. If you are just adding another shade to your natural hair color, it could take as little as 45 minutes. If you are dying your hair a different shade and adding multiple balayage tones, however, this could make the process a bit more time-consuming. You might want to color your hair one day and then add the balayage hues the next. Or be prepared to sit for several hours for the entire process to be completed.

When it comes to colors, the options are endless. However, professional stylists recommend just adding one or two balayage hair colors to your base color. And depending on what colors you choose, you can go up to 14 weeks between touch-ups. However, certain shades, such as blondes and pastels may need touch-ups every six to eight weeks.

Before you attempt balayage do it yourself, keep in mind there are some very common blunders that one can make when attempting to balayage at home for the first time. For example, you can over-saturate your hair, causing it to look weighed down. As well, if you don’t apply the balayage color even, your hair can look patch and molt. Of course, you can balayage at home but it’s best to go to a professional stylist, especially for those with darker hair shades or this is your first time coloring your hair. And if you’re concerned that balayage hair color will damage your tresses, let us put your fears to rest. The majority of colorists agree that balayage is the least damaging of all of the modern hair color techniques. However, if out are using bleach, remember that chlorine can dry out your hair.

Do any of these entice you? If so, read on to find the hottest balayage hair color idea for short hair?


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