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is a free hand technique. Your stylist can create a custom look to compliment and highlight your best feature. You can go as bold you like or keep it subtle. The roots grow out naturally so there is no regrowth lines. You won’t need regular touch ups to keep it looking fab.


What is the difference of Balayage and Highlights?

Balayage uses a free hand technique. The colour is painted onto sections in a freehand manner. The colour is applied to the mid-length and ends, leaving out the roots. Highlights uses foils and the colour is done from roots to ends.

What's the difference between Balayage and ombre?

Ombre is more of a horizontal placement and Balayage is more vertical.

Is it suitable for all hair types/lengths?

Yes, Balayage works well with in all hair lengths and hair types.

Does it require a lot of maintenance?

Balayage does not require a lot of maintenance compared to full coloured hair. Since the roots are darker, it can grow out naturally which means you can wait longer for your next appointment.

How Long Will My Balayage Appointment Take?

A balayage appointment takes about 2 to 4 hours depending on the length of hair.

How often should I get a Balayage?

Retouches for a balayage can in be 8 to 12 weeks.

Our Happy Clients

“I am so in love with my new color, I keep looking in the mirror because I can’t believe it’s MY hair! 

Ellie is fantastic, she walked me through the process, explained why certain things needed to be done and gave me a realistic expectation of what to expect.

Prior to my appointment Priyanka sat me down and we discussed what I wanted, and we did a strand test to see if what I wanted was possible. All the care was taken to make sure my hair was well looked after during the coloring process.

Ellie explained the benefits of a few products and I walked out the door with 4 products that I can’t wait to use!

The rest of the staff are so friendly, and we had lots of banter and laughs, and the complimentary cookies are delicious!”

Amazing results · Experienced stylists · Beautiful Balayage · Expert coloring · Professional products · Free consultation – Emily Bregman

OMGOSH. What an amazing experience. It all started from the messenger enquiries, then the booking via messenger – didnt feel pressured at all. I wouldnt have a clue if the option of a late night was also offered ????My options were not that much because they have clients booked in already but whoever I was messaging was able to do her/his best to provide service for me & it all went smoothly. – Tareta Koronui

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