We have seen them for a long time in fashion shows, in the countryside, on the street, at the Oscars, on many red carpets and yes, they will continue to be in fashion. balayage lights and babylight. It does not seem that staining with this type of protocol can have an expiration date because its result is applauded and in great demand even in salons.
And even so, the truth is that many women still don’t know what the difference is, what each one offers or even if one or the other is better for a specific hair. Hence the importance of having personalized colorimetry and diagnostic services to find the one that best blends with the face.
What are the highlights of balayage?
It could be said in a very conversational way that his work sweep the color diffusely by illuminating the hair and prevents complete discoloration of the hair. This blurring work ensures that you don’t notice where the wick starts so that the gradient occurs very subtly throughout the hair.
Its French origin could be somewhat mischievous since, we can say that with this type of highlights you will be deceived about the origin without it being very easy to detect if the hair is so naturally or bear the signature of a good stylist. Furthermore, with this technique we were able to give volume, depth and illuminates the mane to, therefore, enhance our features.
The usual thing is that this technique produces a gradation of darker tones in the upper part of the hair to lighter tones in the lower part, but never in the upper part of the head. Your maintenance? Very easy since we avoid the “root effect” and it does not require continuous retouching.
And the babylights?
It is a coloring that in the form of wicks that are distributed through the hair from roots to ends to provide brightness through small reflections of light. This work starts at the root of the hair where thin strands of hair are taken and the color will be applied to.
with fairy lights for children does not lighten the hair, depending on the type of hair (and whether it has any type of dye), so the result is much more natural and discreet. Another advantage is that when the hair begins to grow, the well-known “root effect” is barely noticeable.
Provides a lot of light to the hair, imitating the effects of the sun’s rays. The result is a mane of contrasts and different shades, which ends up creating an optical effect of different volumes.
In both cases it is essential that a hair diagnosis in a personalized way and by an expert stylist, not only in this type of coloring, but also to determine which maintenance products are suitable for each person. I never get tired of repeating that hair must be taken care of as we do with the skin.
Furthermore, both types of highlights will compete this summer with many shades, cuts and hairstyles since it is the season with the most possibilities to play with hair.
“When a woman cuts her hair it’s because she’s looking for a change in her life,” said Coco Chanel. Without a doubt, we couldn’t agree more in our salon as we all try to establish speeches through clothing and hair. For this reason, this season we have the opportunity to speak through our hair, but also to express which trend we like best.
* Paz Torralba is the director of The Beauty Concept.
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