What Is Balayage?

Balayage At Brooklyns Hair Salon In Buckinghamshire

Balayage is one of the most popular hair colour trends, but it’s often confused with other hair colouring techniques.

At Brooklyns Hairdressing Salon in High Wycombe, our hair colour experts are highly trained in all the latest hair colouring techniques so that they can explain the subtle differences between them to you.

Even though the differences between the techniques may be subtle, they definitely create different effects! If you’re not sure exactly what hair colouring technique to ask for, make sure to bring a picture of the hair colour you would like and we will recreate it for you.

Please note: If you have not had your hair coloured by us in the past 6 months, you will need to come in for a quick patch test at least 48 hours before your hair colouring appointment.

The Best Hairdressers For Balayage Near Me

High Wycombe



Great Missenden


What Is Balayage?

Balayage is a low-maintenance hair colour that involves our skilled colour technicians hand-painting highlights where the sun would naturally lighten your hair. This creates a subtly sun-kissed look, whilst leaving your base colour at the roots and mid-lengths untouched.

The most asked for hair colour by our clients is a beautiful blonde balayage, however we can create balayage using any colour. From copper balayage to pastel balayage shades and even fun fashion balayage hair colours! Talk to your Brooklyns colour technician during your consultation about what hair colour effect you would like to achieve.

Balayage V Highlights

Although balayage utilises highlighting techniques, balayage and highlights are not the same. Traditional highlights involve the same intensity of colour being applied throughout the length of hair they are applied to.

Whereas, balayage tends to be applied closer to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair rather than the roots. This means that root growth is less noticeable with balayage, which is what makes it a low-maintenance hair colour.


Babylights mimic the fine highlights children have in their hair. Our skilled colour technicians, at Brooklyns Hairdressers in High Wycombe, create achieve babylights through using very delicate highlights.

This hair colouring technique usually involves these fine highlights being applied around the hairline and throughout the parting. This creates a stunning, gently lifted hair colour for a beautiful effect.

The Money Piece

Face framing highlights are also known at the ‘money piece’ and involve the hair framing your face being lightened. Typically, the ‘money piece’ is created using blonde hair colour.

However, we are now seeing a variety of different colours being applied as face framing highlights – including fashion hair colours! Whatever hair colour you would like, we will create for you at our Buckinghamshire hairdressing salon.

The Balayage Experts At Brooklyns Hair Salon In High Wycombe

For the best balayage hair colour, book an appointment at Brooklyns Hairdressing Salon in Buckinghamshire. To book your appointment, call us on 01494 524160 or book online.