Balayage is Hot for Summer


Balayage is not just for blondes!

Beachy hair and sun-kissed looks are always in for Summer, and this year is no exception.  And when it comes to getting those blond highlights, balayage is your go to technique.  But it’s not just for blondes anymore!  The balayage technique gives your stylist the ultimate flexibility to rock your summer hair color.

What is balayage?

Balayage (from the French verb balayer, to sweep) is a hair highlighting technique that has been around for decades.  Developed in the 1970’s, the look was was first seen in Vogue Magazine. With all the advances in tools and professional hair color, the technique remains both modern and chic.

Balayage is a freehand technique in which swatches of hair are sectioned and hand painted with a lightening agent. Colorists can sweep lightener on small sections of hair, chunky pieces or even those tiny fine hairs around the hairline.  The result is blonder hair with depth and dimension.  Short hair or long, straight hair or curly, blonde balayage can make your hair color come alive.

Balayage is not just for blonde hair!

Balayage differs from traditional highlights because of it’s free-handed style and flexibility.  And it’s not just for blondes.  There are different types of hair lighteners beyond just cosmetic bleach, making balayage ideal for brunettes, redheads and even for those looking for grey coverage.

Beyond natural looking hair color, dimension and vibrancy, balayage has other benefits.  Because it has that subtle ‘grown out’ look, you are not bound to a strict hair color upkeep schedule or unsightly roots.

The balayage hair color technique can also give you that popular look ombre hairOmbre hair color seems to melt from dark to light, with darker shades at the roots blending into lighter shades at the ends.

If you are ready to get that sun-kissed look and think balayage sounds right for you, call Monaco Salon in Tampa. Our hair color experts can explain the process, talk about what shades and tones would look best on you, and give you an idea of pricing upfront. For more on hair color services in Tampa, take a look at our hair color at Monaco Hair Salon.

At right, one of Monaco Salon’s guests.  When you walk out of Monaco, you will feel like a million bucks.  That’s why our guests call us the best hair salon in Tampa!

Call Monaco Salon today and book a balayage or ombre hair color reservation.  (813) 870-1709