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The Best Balayage & HandPainting in Tampa is at Monaco Salon

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Beautiful Lived In Color

Balayage hair color, also referred to as hand painted highlights, is a foil-less brush technique used to add natural, subtle-looking highlights or lowlights.  The artists at Monaco Salon in Tampa have mastered the art of beautiful lived in color and have experience with balayage for all hair colors.

What is Balayage Hair Color?

Balayage, stemming from the French "balayer,"  the verb to sweep, and it's not just for blondes anymore.  The balayage or handpainted look remains one of the most in-demand hair color techniques because the results are both glamorous and versatile at the same time.

Balayage Handpainting creates natural looking highlights that are more subtle than foil highlights.

The application technique is different than foil highlights although both use a brush.  The type of lightener used is also different with balayage. In balayage, the artist paints each section of hair as desired as compared to foil highlights where lightener is stroked on each section from root to tip.  If you've tried both, you'll notice the shade of your highlights get a different, richer result with balayage. 

Handpainting Highlights by Monaco Salon in Tampa

Whether you want highlights to be focused around your face or crown, or concentrated on the bottom lengths of your hair, the hair color experts at Monaco Salon in Tampa can give you a flattering look.  When it comes to balayage, like many things in life, less is more.  The artists at Monaco Salon have a lot of experience is creating beautiful, classy balayage looks.

Balayage technique gives beautiful results for just about every hair color.  The possibilities are endless.  From blonde balayage to a balayage ombre with fashion color, your stylist can create the hair color of your dreams.  Balayage is not just for blondes! Brunette balayage and red hair balayage can both create stunning results. 


When you wrap your balayage with foil, you get foilyage. What's the point? Some people love the natural look of their balayage but want to see a touch more blonde.  As soon as lightener is applied to your hair, it begins lifting the color. As soon as it dries, it's done.  By wrapping hair in foil creates a little heat and extends the dry time, resulting in that extra lift for brighter highlights. 

Don't get hung up on the lingo. Tell us what you like or show us your inspiration and we'll combine techniques if we need to.

wet balayage monaco salon tampaWet Balayage or Balayage on Wet Hair

Yes, it's a thing! Wet balayage is a color technique that is very similar to a traditional balayage, but it's done on wet hair. This balayage technique reduces the time spent in the salon and it produces beautiful end results!  Come to the balayage experts at Monaco Salon to try out this highlighting technique.

Balayage & Handpainting Expertise

Our hair artists are passionate about handpainting.  See for yourself.  Get to know our team of talented hair artists and learn about their particular areas of expertise. The Monaco Salon Artists are a fun, friendly and diverse group of top hair stylists in the Tampa area. You're sure to find the perfect hair stylist for you!

Check out more of our balayage pics in our Gallery. 

5 stars reviews balayage Monaco Salon TampaReviews for Balayage at Monaco Salon

68 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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Just had the best hand painted balayage and cut of my LIFE with Melissa. She is incredibly kind, took her time, and I am obsessed with how my hair turned out. I am super picky about my hair and it couldn’t have turned out more perfect. Not only was Melissa amazing, but the staff is extremely helpful and they are all great communicators. The salon is very clean and their covid procedures are top notch (all chairs are divided by walls as well as their hair washing tubs). There is a reason this salon is so highly rated, don’t think twice about booking here!!
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Kathy Roth
I always have a good experience at Monaco Salon! Laura is great and has a fun personality! She has given me beautiful hair styles from balayage to hair extensions.
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This was my first time at Monaco hair salon and had my hair done with Lauren. My usual salon was booked into July after re-opening and I really couldn't wait until then. Booking online was super easy and saw she had openings this coming weekend. She took the time to really understand what I was hoping to accomplish. She did partial balayage highlights with toner and it came out exactly how I had pictured. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and sanitizing behind everything that was touched. It was a great experience and I will definitely be going back!
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Katelin Riotto
Tanner is amazing. Came in for a color correction...poor Tanner had his work cut out... He gave me a beautiful balayage that gets tons of compliments. Seriously couldn’t ask for a better result. You seriously get what you pay for and Tanner was worth every penny.

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