As a college student, I’m all about convenience. I always tend to seek out services that require as little maintenance as possible. For example, I always splurge on the gel manicure because they simply last longer and require less frequent appointments. In regards to my hair, I love foils don’t get me wrong, but once your hair grows out, your beautiful highlight that once started at the root begins halfway down your head; and ladies, this look is so not cute! Foils require commitment which is something I just (for lack of a better word) can’t commit to. I’m a twenty-something college girl going to school in Connecticut, and I have zero time to commute to Haverhill on the regular to touch up my hair. That my friends, is why I fell in love with this little thing called a balayage.
Before I explain to you what a balayage is, I want to first give you a tid bit about my hair history. Throughout my childhood, I kept my hair au naturale until I turned 9 and got a few blonde foils in my hair, which needless to say made me the coolest chick in the fourth grade. Ever since, I’ve added very minimal color to my brunette locks, as I’ve always wanted my hair to look authentic. Which is why a balayage is the perfect color service for me!
Low Maintenance Balayage
A balayage is “a technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect”. The beauty of a balayage is that when it grows out, you can totally wait a longer before your next color appointment because of the natural look a balayage gives you. So ladies, gone are the days of long roots and the infamous SOS call to your stylist. In fact, want to know my dirty little secret? Before my partial balayage on Tuesday, the last time I had colored my hair was August...that’s five months! And you know what? Nobody ever questioned the pretty little blonde pieces scattered throughout my hair because they look effortlessly natural.
So, there you have it pretty people...now you know why I am in love with all a balayage has to offer. Minimal maintenance so I never have to cheat on my #TeasedTeam while at school, and a color so gorgeous it looks like you were born with it.
Have you tried a balayage yet? If not, what are you waiting for?!