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Balayage, Ombre Hair and Colour Melts at Fortelli Salon in Oakville, Ontario

If you like that casual, grown out look to your highlights, then the hand painting technique of balayage is for you! The balayage technique can create many looks, from color melt and shadow root to ombre hair colours.  With balayage, the focus is on accenting the hair from mid length to tips.  So, if you prefer subtle highlights, or if you want to keep some of your natural base colour, give balayage highlights a try.

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What is the Balayage hair colour technique?

Balayage is more of a highlighting technique rather than an actual hair colour. A freehand brush technique, Balayage uses a specific type of lightener along with a highly customized placement of highlights. Our skilled colourists hand-paint highlights onto select pieces of your hair for a sun-kissed look. The balayage method is so popular because it looks great on every hair color. The balayage technique is used to create gorgeous hair colour effects like color melting, which is a casual lived-in look with very easy maintenance.

What Is The Difference Between Balayage & Foil Highlights? 

Traditional highlights are created by selecting pieces of hair, covering it with lightener from root to tip, and wrapping in foil, resulting in brighter, noticeable pieces of color. Balayage highlights are more about the placement. Balayage highlights are applied from midway to the tip, whereas foil highlights go from root to tip. In a balayage, the roots of the hair can be darker, that shadow root look is part of the charm.

Balayage + Foils = Foilyage

A mix of traditional foil highlights and balayage. During a traditional foil, your colourist will wrap each section to warm the hair and keep the lightener from drying too quickly. Once dry, lightener stops working. In order to extend dry time during a balayage, your colourist may use plastic or foil between sections.  Foilyage creates highlights that are a little brighter and lighter.

Balayage is not just for blonde hair!

As the hair colour specialists in Ontario, Fortelli Salon in Oakville Ontario is happy to extend a free consultation prior to your color service. Our colourists will listen to your needs and assess your skin tone, eye color and your natural hair in order to guide you to the perfect hair colour. Balayage has a unique way of looking great on everyone, whether you're light blonde, deep brown or reddest of reds.  Balayage lightens and brightens around the face, giving you a virtual lift.  

On blonde hair, we do a lot of dimensional highlighting and shadow root blondes using the balayage technique.  On brunette hair, caramel balayage or chocolate balayage look stunning. Balayage works well for adding pops of bright, fun colour too.  Imagine neon pink, or pastel hair colours such as baby blue or purple. Whatever brilliant balayage you desire, our professional colourists at Fortelli Hairdressing Salon in Ontario can create!

Colour Melting & Ombre Hair

Ombre hair gradually changes from darker at the roots to lighter at the tips of the hair. Ombre highlights looks great on natural hair colours as well as with vibrant colours.Colour melting is when several graduating shades are used from root to tip and each color seems to melt into the next. You can use any hair colours but it is especially stunning with vibrant hair colours such as midnight blues, melting into darker hair colours such as petrol blue and green shades.

Book A Hair Colouring Appointment At Fortelli Hair Salon in Oakville, Ontario

We use the Davines professional colour line which is based on natural ingredients and is inspired by the vibrant shades found in nature.  Whatever hair colour you desire, our expert colourists at Fortelli Hair Salon in Oakville can help! Book an appointment today by calling us on (905) 847-0706.

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