Entertaining the idea of highlights? You won’t regret it! Lower maintenance than block colour, highlights are a striking way to profile your natural features. Best of all, they look great on any hair type or colour. So, what’s the best option for you - foils or balayage? Read on to find out.
Foils or balayage?
The two most common highlighting techniques are foil and freehand, also known as balayage. What will work best for your hair depends on you do your hair each day, how often you like to get your hair done, your type of hair and skin tone.
Why choose foils?
Foils trap heat in so can result in a lighter colour, and because they don’t quite touch the scalp this can result in a subtle shadow root. If you do have straight hair just make sure your stylist paints fine sections to stop any stripey effect. No zebras around here!
Perfect for you if…
Your natural colour is fading, especially during the winter months
You’re a regular salon-goer
You can’t stand a block line of regrowth (foils give you a much more natural look)
You’re a light blonde or have a few stray greys popping through
You’re wanting to transition to full grey. If you are in the process of letting the greys come through, foils are great as they blend but don’t fully cover.
What about balayage?
Designed to look like the sun has naturally bleached your tips, you can go as subtle or bright as you like whilst keeping the roots darker or natural.
Perfect for you if...
You prefer low maintenance, as you don’t have to touch it up as often and can wait a little longer between salon appointments
You have naturally curly hair or curl your hair
You prefer a natural look.
If you were on the fence about highlights, we hope you’re convinced now!
Call us on 07 575 6029 to book a complimentary consultation - we’ll help you decide whether foils or balayage will work best for your hair.