With winter coming to a close and the sun beginning to draw us out of our Netflix induced hibernation, it’s time to talk about going blonde. While going full blonde may not be for everyone, summer tends to get us thinking about letting go of our slightly darker, wintery hues in turn for lighter and brighter locks. We’re ready for sun-kissed skin and sun-bleached hair and we’ve got one word for you: baylayage. If you’re looking to update your look in the next few months, check out this guide to hair’s most popular, and dare we say, timeless, trend.
What is baylayage anyways?
Baylayage is a color technique where color is painted on the hair with a brush, without foils, creating a more natural look. Because the only saturated color will be applied to your ends, you’ll have bright ends with soft pieces connecting to the root for an easy grow out.
Who is it good for?
This technique works for all hair colors, and most hair lengths, excluding only super short, cropped cuts. Whether you’re a natural blonde, brunette or anything in between, a good colorist will work with you to find the best color combination to brighten your look while giving you the benefits of naturally sun-kissed hair that grows out easily (because isn’t that what we’re all looking for?!).
Why is it better?
Well, we can’t necessarily say it’s better than other coloring techniques, but like we said before, baylayage gives you a naturally sun-kissed look that’s super low-maintenance. Because your natural roots will be at least partially exposed, your hair won’t grow out with that harsh color line we all try to avoid. Instead you’ll benefit from hair that grows out more naturally with more time in between appointments and less bleach on your hair. That means less damage to your wallet and your hair.
Is “bronde” a thing?
Yes, bronde is a thing. Bronde is a combination of “brown” and “blonde” (surprise, surprise) which combines lighter and darker color strokes, creating a darker version of blonde. This is a great way for dark haired women looking to go lighter without going full blonde.
Think you’re ready for baylayage? Talk with one of our colorist today about what you’ve got and what you want. Our colorists are trained and certified in the latest hair coloring techniques to make sure you’re ready for summer (and those awkward months in between). Take note, full baylayage appointments may take a little longer than traditional color, so make sure to plan accordingly and let your stylist know in advance.