Our Colour Guide: Balayage

Our Colour Experts understand that the long list of hair colouring services available to you can be confusing. As professionals, we understand that education is key & so we have pulled together some of our more popular colour techniques & created a simple guide to colour at Dylan Bradshaw Dublin.  

This month let’s talk BALAYAGE!

Balayage | Balayage highlights are painted on using freehand or a ‘sweeping’ technique. It’s all about where the colourist thinks the highlights will look best!

A full head of balayage sees lightener swept through most of the hair, including top and bottom layers.
A ¾ head of balayage covers just that: ¾ of the head.
A ½ head or ‘partial’ balayage means you focus on just one area, like the front or the top layers.


The world of colour is ever evolving & we are seeing the evolution of ‘balayage’ with new wording or techniques.
Some terms you may hear include:

French Balayage: Seamlessly lightened & natural looking, with added gloss & shine.

Babylights Balayage: Ultra-fine lightened pieces around your hairline creating a soft & sun-kissed result.

Face framing Balayage: Brightness & dimension around the front of your hair to contour your facial features.

To discover what balayage is best suited to you book a Balayage Consultation with our team of colour specialists here:

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