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What’s the difference between regular foil highlights and balayage highlights?

Today’s hairstyles often include highlights or lowlights of some kind. Depending on the look you want, and the amount of maintenance you prefer, your stylist can highlight your hair using Balayage or traditional Foil Highlights, and sometimes may use a combination of both.

Balayage Highlights

Balayage is much less structured than foiling and gives an effortless, blended result. Using a brush, your stylist will place lightener on selected strands, allowing the sections to air dry. Plastic may be placed in between layers of hair to prevent the lightener from touching other strands.  The balayage method allows for more exact placement of the highlights, which can be applied with a three dimensional approach.  Balayage can be used to create chunkier highlights too, like the bold face framing highlights known as color blocking.

 Foil Highlights

If you are going for a more structured look, or prefer that your highlights span from root to tip then your stylist may recommend foils. Wrapping the highlighted strands in foil focuses the placement of the color, and the longer dry time allows the color to develop and lighten more. Whether you want blond highlights or a mix of highlights and lowlights, the effect will be more precise and defined.

Balayage and Foils each offer a slightly different outcome, but they are both fabulous. When it comes to choosing between balayage or foils, it’s important to consult a professional. Balayage and foiling techniques will each give different results for depending on your natural hair color. 

Our hair color experts at Monaco Salon offer the best hair color services in Tampa! Our stylists will create the perfect hair color by analyzing the warm or cool tones in your skin…whether you are going for blond, brunette or red. If your skin is naturally cool, it’s important to add warmth to your hair color, especially as you age.  If your skin is  warm, you will look beautiful in cool shades.  But leave the color chemistry to the experts at Monaco Salon. It is our personal pleasure to listen to each guest’s needs and then make suggestions so they look and feel like a star when they leave our salon.

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