The main color applied all over the head or at the root area, before a more dimensional color technique is applied. If you usually just get highlights, your base color is your natural haircolor. If you choose to color your base, you’ll be back to the salon sooner, as your roots will show faster than if you used a highlighting technique.
A French word meaning to sweep or paint. A colorist will area-paint highlights onto the hair in a sweeping motion. This gives a much more natural, sun-kissed look, as opposed to streaky, top-to-bottom highlights. With balayage, regrowth lines are less noticeable, so the color still looks great long after your appointment. (Don’t miss the myths about hair you need to stop believing.)