Hair Painting is a new hair-coloring trend that’s popping up in salons and in at home coloring kits everywhere. Also called balayage, hair painting involves literally painting a new color into your hair. It’s lauded as a very natural looking color change, embracing the look of hair growing out from one color to another. One thing’s for sure - there are no lines or demarcations from foiling that divulge exactly how much coloring you’ve done. It’s better for your hair, more fun for your stylist and results in a low-maintenance look that suits you perfectly. Read on for an overview.
When you use balayage to dye your hair, it’ll look like a general wash of color. Others might believe that your hair was lightened by the sun, rather than foiled by a professional. Instead of the stripes of light and dark that are produced with foils, the color change from balayage is gentle and natural looking.
Hair painting is also much easier to maintain. Because it’s appears more natural to begin with, it’s less necessary to run to a salon the moment you notice it growing out. When you use this technique, the color is already blended into your natural color. So rather than revealing a clear line indicating where the color starts and stops, hair that’s been painted will just continue to blend.
Balayage also presents an opportunity for hairdressers to really explore the many facets of hair dye. Hairdressers can use their creativity and develop a color or set of colors perfect for you. Then, they have the freedom of applying it in a unique way. If you have a colorist you trust, it’s a great way to get a personalized look.
It’s also better for your hair. When you foil your hair, a lot of the procedure happens in metal foil. The metal causes hair color to oxidize quickly, and it happens right on your strands of hair. It’s much better, much safer for your tresses to allow the color to oxidize naturally. And that’s exactly what happens when you paint your hair.
There’s no need for dryers, no need for foil. Instead, you allow the color to set at room temperature at a natural pace. And the result is obvious; your hair will be healthy and shiny, less brittle and less stressed.
Hair painting has appeared on some of the most famous heads in Hollywood. Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Nicole Ritchie are all frequent flaunters of this fabulous new trend. It seems that increasingly, natural-looking style is the most popular among celebrities. Because balayage changes your hair color to suit you so specifically, it appears more natural than anything else.
So if you’re looking for a hair color technique that’s safe, low maintenance and accents the natural beauty already present in your hair, consider using hair-painting instead of foiling. Find a professional who knows what he or she is doing, whom you can trust, and the results will blow you away. You’ll look sun-kissed and radiant and totally stripe-free.