All You Need To Know About… Balayage

Ruby Mane Hair Boutique in Farnham Answers All Your Questions About Balayage 

The most asked-for hair colour at our Farnham hair salon is Balayage and it's easy to see why when you check out the sensational looks we've created! 

This is a beautiful, low-maintenance look where we add hand-painted natural-looking highlights throughout your hair to accentuate your hairstyle, complement your skin tone and facial features. 

Here we answer all your questions regarding how to get this gorgeous sun-kissed hair colour...

What is balayage?


Balayage is a way of painting soft highlights throughout your hair.  It is a free-hand technique which allows us to put your highlights exactly where they are needed.  It will give you hair a beautiful natural look with no hard lines.

Does balayage work on all hair colours?


Yes!  Balayage can be created on all shades of blondebrownredauburn or even grey hair.  

Are babylights & root stretch the same as balayage?


Balayage goes by many names and your Ruby Mane colour specialist will understand exactly what you want if you mention balayage, babylights, baby balayage, root melt, root stretch, colour melt or free-hand highlights.  If you've seen a look you love, show the image to your colour technician so we can adapt it for you.

How should I prepare for my balayage hair appointment?


Book in for a consultation so we can assess the condition of your hair and advise you on what is achievable - we charge £5 for a consultation but this is refunded from your bill when you've had your hair done.  We will also ask you to come in for a quick skin test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment to make sure you do not suffer any reactions to the chemical processes.

How long does a balayage hair appointment take?


Your appointment will take at least two hours, depending on whether we are adding balayage throughout your hair or just to the bits we can see (half a head, for example).  If your hair is damaged, your appointment will take longer as we will work with you to improve the condition of your hair so it is ready for the colouring process.

Are there similar looks to balayage?


We could add face-framing highlights to brighten the look around your face - rather than running colour throughout your hair.  This is classed as sample/part foils around your face.

What are the downsides to having balayage?


The great news is that this is a relatively low maintenance look.  Your Balayage would need to be re-done at least 3 times a year and we'd recommend a 6-week colour glossing touch-up to freshen it up in between visits.

How much does balayage cost?


As you can imagine, the price of balayage differs from person to person, depending on the look you want, the condition of your hair, how long and how thick your hair is.  That is why we recommend you book in for a consultation.  It costs £5 for the consultation but we will take that off your bill when you come to pay for your appointment.  During your consultation we will discuss the look you desire, how long it will take to create the look, how much it will cost, and give you maintenance advice.

Is Ruby Mane Salon in Farnham the best at doing balayage?


Balayage is one of the most popular hair colour services we provide at Ruby Mane Hair Boutique in Farnham.  Our colour technicians have years of experience and are highly trained in balayage and all hair colour techniques. If you want the very best in the business to create your Balayage, book in with Colette, Faye or Sarah who are all Royal Master colourists - trained to degree standard in colour techniques.  Of course, it goes without saying that the whole team is up-to-date with the latest looks and use the latest techniques and top of the range hair colour products to create these looks.

What else do I need to know about balayage at Ruby Mane Salon in Farnham?


Talk to your colour specialist about how to keep your Balayage looking fabulous for longer.  We can recommend really great colour shampoo and condition, plus heat protection to keep your colour fresh and vibrant.

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