It's official: ombré is out! So, what's in? To discover the latest hair trends, you only need to look to the stars! More than a few of them have already given in to this season's hottest hair color trend, balayage! Employing the same golden hues of ombré in a subtle wash of all-over color, balayage is the easiest way to go blonde... without actually going blonde!
All about balayage
Balayage means "to sweep" in French, and that's exactly how this gorgeous color is achieved! In lieu of traditional hair cap-and-foil highlighting techniques, balayage is achieved using a totally customizable freehand technique. The color treatment is applied to various sections of hair in a vertical sweeping motion, which not only provides natural-looking results, but also results in less noticeable regrowth lines (so feel free to delay your touch-up for another week or so)!
Even though summer is officially over, there's no reason you've got to give up the sunkissed look just yet! Channel those #vacationforever vibes well into fall as the golden highlights in your hair work harmoniously with the bright bursts of orange and red autumn leaves around you!
Choosing your color
Pulling off the balayage trend is all about choosing the right shades of color! Experts advise going no more than 2-3 tones lighter than your natural hair shade. Pale complexions will benefit from cool tones like platinum, while darker skin tones should opt for shades of gold, honey, and caramel.
So, are you ready to fall for balayage?