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Balayage Hair Colour at Giannasso Salon in London’s West End

Balayage remains one of the most popular hair colour trends around and the award-winning team at Giannasso really are masters of the technique, with Salon Owner and Creative Director Sergio Giannasso having been named Colour Technician of the Year in the 2017 British Hair and Beauty awards!

Please note: We highly recommend clients who have had Covid-19 or the vaccine to contact the salon to book for an updated skin test, this needs to take place at least 48hours prior to the appointment.

Balayage is a beautiful, low maintenance hair colour technique that can be used to accentuate any hairstyle and complement your skin tone and facial features. No wonder so many celebrities are rocking the look! You can find out more below….

What is balayage?

The word balayage comes from the French, meaning “to sweep” and it involves colour being swept or hand painted through your hair to create a bespoke, natural look. This free-hand technique means colour can be applied exactly where you want it for a subtler effect than that achieved with traditional foil highlights.

What’s the difference between balayage and ombré?

Balayage hair colour tends to be subtler than ombré, with a few sections of highlights being added through your roots to give a denser colour towards the tips of your hair. By contrast, ombré is a more defined two-tone effect, with darker roots becoming lighter towards the ends.

How are balayage highlights applied?

The balayage colour is hand painted into your hair, being applied finely close to the root, and developing into a bolder highlight towards the ends of the hair. Our skilled colourists can focus on the areas where the sun would typically lift your hair colour if you’ve been on holiday, resulting in natural sun-kissed look. A toner will be added to your hair to achieve the perfect shade you want.

Can balayage be created on all hair colours?

Yes! Balayage can be created on all shades of blonde, brunette, red or even grey hair. Blonde balayage is a very popular look which can be created in a range of colours from on-trend buttery blonde to silver-platinum, but we can create fabulous effects with just about any colour. For example, balayage is a great way to try out the trend for pastel hair colours.

How do I maintain my balayage colour?

The good news is that balayage is a great low-maintenance hair colour as your root regrowth will be less noticeable than with traditional foils. You can expect to see your colourist around every 12-14 weeks to maintain your balayage highlights. We’d also recommend a 6-weekly colour glossing touch-up to freshen up your hair between appointments.

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Will balayage damage my hair?

Balayage will not dry out your hair any more than other colouring techniques. Our highly trained team understand exactly how your hair will respond to the colouring process and how to apply the colour to achieve the look you want. We can also protect the strength and condition of your hair during the process by using Wellaplex, a new colouring technology from Wella. Ask your colour technician for more information.

Visit Giannasso Salon in London’s West End for the Best Balayage Hair Colour

The team at Giannasso is renowned for its creative flair and nowhere is this more evident than in the beautiful, hand painted balayage highlights we produce. If you are looking for the best balayage in London, you need look no further.

If you are new to balayage, we recommend you start by booking a free consultation to talk through your requirements and the options available. To book please call us on 0202 7240 9973.

Please note: all clients must have a skin test at least two days before their first colour appointment at the salon. Please speak to salon reception on 020 7240 9973 to arrange.