Looking for Balayage Highlights in Houston?
If so, consider scheduling a consultation with a hair color expert at one of our Houston hair salons. The reason? Balayage, when done correctly, is simply amazing and is almost guaranteed to turn heads. Unfortunately, when done poorly, it will also turn heads… but for all of the wrong reasons. Balayage requires a skilled eye and a detailed hand so your need a great stylist. Fortunately, our hair stylists are some of the best in the country. In addition to being named Houston’s Best Hair Color by Citysearch, The Upper Hand is also a five time winner of Goldwell’s prestigious Titanium Award and has worked on numerous local and national celebrities. Need more proof? Be sure to check out our model gallery page to view our latest balayage and color transformations on actual clients.
What is Balayage?
Simply put, balayage highlights are technique that began in Paris hair salons in the 1970’s. A French word, the English translation literally means to paint or sweep. When performing this service, a hair stylist will paint the color directly on the hair without using foil. This is important as stylists use foil to keep the color contained. A foil free color service yields a natural, softer, sun drenched look that often has less noticeable regrowth. Balayage is often referred to as ombre’s more subtle, and less attention, seeking sister. As popular as the technique was in France, it didn’t catch on in the United States until the 1990’s when returning American celebrities brought the look back home. Balayage enjoyed tremendous growth in the 1990’s but lost some of it’s popularity a few years later as salons embraced other hair trends and faster color services.
Currently, balayage is enjoying a huge resurgence as as it is showing up on numerous A list celebrities as they walk the runways and red carpet. How hot is balayage today? Marie Claire recently named it as one of the hottest hair trends. One common misconception is that this service is just for blondes… but blondes don’t get to have all of the fun. Balyage can look great on brunettes, redheads and even on people with greying hair. Gina Rodriguez, Halle Berry, Naomie Harris, Jessica Biel have all rocked this color technique on their darker locks before millions of adoring fans. This hair color technique also doesn’t have to feature huge contrast in hair shades as Frieda Pinto and Lilly Aldridge have often opted for faint fades that look incredible. In short, this is a hair service that can complement any color, length or style.
The only real rule for balayage is that if you live in Houston, you should definitely consider booking a consultation at one or our Houston hair salons. We are an award winning hair salon that features a comprehensive service and treatment menu. Our artistic team specializes in all types of hair color services including ombre, one color and highlights. We also offer the Brazillian Blowout and Keratin smoothing treatments and hair extensions. So, take a look at our service menu, define your needs, and give us a call. You won’t regret it.