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The balayage look

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Kloe Kardashian, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amber Heard, Jessica Biel, Lauren Conrad and offcourse Vanessa Hudgens. What do all these hotties have in common? They all have sexy hair! It is called a Balayage effect. (pronounced bah-lee-AHZGE) Hot right? Well, now I am also a hottie because I went and got myself a shiny and new balayage look. 

I had heard of ombre and dip dye but never of balayage until one month ago when my colleague walked in the office fresh from the hairdresser with her sexy balayage hair and I immediatly wanted one too.The ombre and dip dye effect was a little to extreme for me but this was perfect! A Balayage is the thing too ask for next time you are at your hairdresser. It is a way more natural look and you can go as bold as you like. I wanted a little bit of a fierce look so my balayage is pretty out there but I got what I asked for.

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What is a balayage?
Balayage is a French hair coloring technique. It’s a freehand technique where the hair color is applied by hand sweeping for a more natural effect, rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. Balayage can be used in even the shortest pixie crop however the best results is in hair below the shoulders. It creates depth and dimension, and leaves you with a sun-kissed finish look.

The great thing about the balayage technique is that you can go as soft or funky as you like. The natural highlights or lowlights which we all wish for, can be customised to however you’d like them to look, and can be as dramatic or as modest as you’d like them to be. Another great thing is how low maintenance the balayage effect. Because of the natural look, you don’t need to have your roots touched up as often. Which gives your hair less damage and keeps the money in your wallet.

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  1. Stephanie

    Your hair looks badass fierce and you look beautiful! 😀

    • Kiki

      Thanks beauty!!!

  2. Caroline

    Hoi Kiki,

    Ik vind je haar prachtig! Staat je goed. Maar ben wel benieuwd hoe duur t nu was. €100 is geen 70 dollar namelijk. Hopelijk bedoel je 70 euro want dan ga ik het denk ik ook doen!

    • Kiki

      Hoi Caroline,

      Dank je wel, ik ben er ook echt heel erg blij mee!
      Het was €100 (ongeveer $125). Goed dat je het zegt! Best prijzig inderdaad maar het kan natuurlijk dat een andere kapper weer andere prijzen hanteerd. N.B. Wanneer je de kleur, na een paar maanden, laat opfrissen is het een stuk goedkoper omdat je dan niet weer je balayage opnieuw hoeft in te zetten maar alleen wat highlights.
      Je kan je natuurlijk altijd laten informeren en dan alsnog beslissen of je het ervoor over hebt.

      X Kiki

      • Caroline

        Dank je voor de info!

  3. Andrea

    Love it!!! ik hou van dit soort kapsels en nu weet ik eindelijk hoe het heet. Thanks. Super mooi geworden. Ik woon in Rotterdam dus ik ga het adresje zeker onthouden.

  4. thesmallgirl

    I was at the Cosmo Hairstyling in Rotterdam, they did not even understand what I want, although I did not only described it, but showed it in a magazine. So I would not say that all professionals will understad what you want. (Eventhough it is not a new thing at the moment at all.) I desperately needed a dye due to my gray hair, and they ordered the ME+ dye from Wella for me, so I gave it a go. They did a coupe de soleil kind of thing, the plus is that it has been done with 2 tones. It looks quite ok, but it is just not the balayage that I wanted, so I am very happy that I found this page with the Sue Salon address! I’m going to book myself there for sure!!! 🙂