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Balayage Hair Colour at Shine Hair Salons in Stoke Newington, North London

The demand for the Balayage hair colour trend is still going strong in 2022 in fact, it is one of the most popular hair colour techniques at our hair salons in the Stoke Newington area. Our clients tend to love this bespoke technique due to its low-maintenance nature. Plus, the natural-looking highlights add depth and dimension to your look, as well as accentuating your hairstyle and facial features.

The Best Balayage Hairdressing Salon Near Me

Stoke Newington

Newington Green




North London

Please Note: If you are new to hair colour (or have not had a hair colour with us in six months or more) you will require a quick allergy patch test 48 hours before your appointment.

The team of expert stylists at Shine are masters of the balayage technique and can create the perfect balayage hair colour for you.  Why not book a consultation to find out how we can make this style work for you? Call us on 020 7241 5033

Until then, find out everything you need to know about balayage below.

What Is Balayage Hair Colour?

Balayage involves hand-painting soft highlights throughout your hair.  Taken from the French word meaning “to sweep”, it is a free-hand technique which allows your Shine hairstylist to place your highlights exactly where they are needed.  It will give your hair a beautiful, natural look as though you have been out in the sun all day. 

The effect given is subtler than that achieved with conventional foil highlights because the colour is painted free-hand and there are no hard lines.  The result is a bespoke individual look which can be adapted to your individual personality and style.

Is Balayage Suitable For ALL Hair Colours?

The simple answer? Yes, Balayage can look stunning on all shades of blonde, brown, red, auburn...or even grey hair! In addition to working with natural shades such as popular blondes and warm caramel tones, you could use balayage to try out fashion colours such as on-trend pastel shades.

How Are Balayage Highlights Applied?

The team of skillful hair colour technicians at Shine salons in Stoke Newington will paint the balayage colour directly onto your hair, applying it more finely closer to your roots and with bolder brush strokes towards the tips.  This freehand technique allows us to highlight areas where the sun would naturally lift your colour if you were on holiday, giving it a finish that’s subtle and also multidimensional.

What Are The Costs And How Long Does A Balayage Hair Colour Appointment Take?

The length of your appointment and cost, will depend on type of service, hair density, length and condition. We will be able to advise you on how long it will take and costs if you book in for a complimentary consultation at your nearest Shine salon.

Please note, if your hair is damaged, we may ask you to join us a week before your appointment to strengthen your hair with a protein based Innoluxe treatment, so that your hair is better prepared for the colouring process. We recommend using INNOluxe to improve your hair’s strength and condition and produce a more vibrant colour.

What’s The Difference Between Balayage & Ombré?

Ombré produces a contrasting two-toned effect from root to tip but balayage is a more subtle technique, and only a few sections of highlights will be added to your roots.  Ombré gives colour that is dark at the roots and gradually becomes lighter towards the tips in a defined way, whereas balayage is more multi-dimensional and the colour is strongest at the tips of your hair.

There are many other hair colouring techniques and variations on balayage, including babylights, baby balayage, palm painting or free-hand highlights.  If you’ve seen a hair look you love, bring us in an image and we’ll adapt the look for you....when possible!

How Should I Prepare For My Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at Shine?

Book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation at your local Shine hair salon in Stoke Newington area by calling 020 7241 5033. We will assess the colour and condition of your hair and advise you on the results we can achieve.   Your hair’s health is always a priority for us so our expert colour technicians will tailor your hair colour to create the perfect look without damaging your hair.  We strongly recommend a strengthening treatment such as INNOluxe.

We will also ask you to come in for a quick skin allergy test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment to ensure you will not suffer any reactions to the colours involved. 

How Do I Maintain My Balayage Hair Colour?

We can advise you on  how to keep your Balayage looking fabulous for longer.  One of the best things about the look is that it is relatively low maintenance - your root regrowth will be less obvious with balayage than with conventional foils. 

To maintain your look at it’s best we recommend visiting your colourist every 8-12 weeks. On top of this, we would suggest a quick colour glossing touch-up session every 6 weeks to keep your hair looking gorgeous between appointments.  We can also recommend using professional-quality colour care shampoo and conditioner, available from both our Stoke Newington salons, to keep your colour fresh and vibrant.

Book Your Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at Shine Salons in Stoke Newington

If you are looking for the best balayage hair colour in the Stoke Newington area, contact our Church Street and Newington Green salons on 020 7241 5033 to book in for a complimentary consultation at our relaxing and stylish salons.