Balayage is a French word meaning to “sweeping.” Its name translates explicitly to the freehand technique used to create a low-maintenance, blended and natural look with no harsh dye lines. When done correctly, your stylist takes a small section of hair and sweeps the colour onto the top before applying more colour towards the bottom. This method of lightening the ends allows for more control, as well as creates trendy and effortless sun-kissed highlights.
Typically, it’s challenging to dye thick Asian hair as it tends to resist colour. Asian hair has low porosity, which means the cuticle of the hair forms a tight layer on the surface of the hair. As a result, for the colour to saturate the hair, it must penetrate a tight cuticle and seal to reach the dark base colour. Asian hair must be lifted many more levels than brown or blonde hair, which opens the hair cuticle further. When bleached, Asian hair passes through a variety of colours such as black, brown, red, orange and yellow. Depending on your consultation with your stylist professional trained in Balayage Asian Hair Toronto, the thickness of the highlights can vary, and how much or how little dimension you wish to achieve. Through this hand-painted dye technique, you receive a unique look wholly tailored to you, hair type and personal style.
Balayage, is a popular hair coloring technique, that has taken the world by storm and rightly so. Its hallmark lived-in color is a dream to upkeep and will fool everyone into thinking you came by those sun-kissed highlights naturally. In the past few years, we have found that it’s all our clients ask for when it comes to highlighting and color treatments.
A fresh haircut, style or color treatment such as our balayage can change not only how you look but also how you feel. Therefore, when you’re in search of a hair salon in Toronto specializing in Balayage for Asian Hair in Toronto to rejuvenate your current style, call SEEFU Hair today. Our team of professionally trained stylists from across Asia are versed in the latest coloring techniques to ensure you leave with a style that compliments your unique personality.
If you’re ready to change up your hair and you can’t decide between Ombre and Balayage, you’re not alone. The most significant difference between balayage and ombre is how the colour is applied.
With Balayage, not all the ends will be affected by the dye, and the transition between dark and light is much longer and more natural-looking. With this technique, soft, highlighted hair intermingled with darker strands to create a dynamic look that’s full of movement and body. As a result, individuals with thin hair turn to this technique to increase the appearance of thickness in their hair. As your hair grows, the highlights stay atop the first layer, growing out evenly and softly without any hard colour separation.
Ombre is the gradual blending of one colour hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. While the roots remain dark, the hair slowly lightens down the length of the strand until it hits the lightest, most highlighted points at the ends. If done correctly, Ombre mimics the natural colour change of your hair in the summer months. The new hair growth will stay your natural colour while the ends, which are exposed to more sun than the roots, turn a shade lighter.
In short, Ombre is more of a style, while Balayage is a technique. However, both result in a low-maintenance routine as the colour placement is not strict but done in gradual or sweeping arrangements. Choosing the right colour treatment for you depends on the look you’re trying to achieve. However, for a timeless, low-maintenance and sun-kissed look 365 of the year, book your appointment at SEEFU for Balayage Asian Hair Toronto. Whether you have curly, wavy or straight Asian hair, your stylist works with you to create a look that accentuates your unique personality.
Keeping your brand new Balayage vibrant and looking healthy requires proper maintenance and up-keep. Bleaching hair is a chemical process that removes the natural pigments from your hair fibres. We have a collection of tips to combat damage to your follicles and strands of your hair and preserve the bright colours of your latest Balayage Treatment on Asian hair.
As Asian hair is typically warm-toned, without proper aftercare and maintenance, your bleached hair can quickly turn brassy. One of the best ways to combat brassiness is with toners. Toners contain just enough pigment to improve your hair colour and restore its brightness and vibrancy.
Purple Shampoo works by using the colour purple to colour-correct warm tones in bleached blonde hair. Because Purple is directly opposite to yellow on the colour wheel, they work to cancel each other out. Therefore, when you use purple shampoo, it neutralizes warm yellow shades and hides brassy tones to reintroduce a more platinum tint.
Shampoos are designed to remove dirt and oil from the hair. However, over-washing your hair will strip away crucial nutrients and essential oils that help to keep your hair healthy. It is essential to wash your hair every three to four days, as well as buy a gentle dry shampoo to spray on your roots to stretch the time you can go between washes.
SEEFU Hair was established in the Spring of 1998 to provide high-end, premium hair cutting, dyeing and styling services to clients throughout Yorkville and GTA. As we believe the success of a salon relies on its team of stylists, we provide a space for our stylists to innovate, create and grow professionally. Excellent client care, attention to detail, respect, cooperation and knowledge of advanced techniques are at the core of every interaction at our hair salons. Therefore at SEEFU Hair, we are equipped with everything needed to ensure you leave feeling and looking your absolute best.
At SEEFU Hair, our mission is to revolutionize the Toronto hair salon industry by providing the best environment for clients and stylists in order to redefine the salon experience. Clients can choose between our three SEEFU Hair Salon locations in Toronto. Conveniently nestled in Yorkville, North York and on Spadina, each offers exceptional detailed attention from the best hair stylists in the city.
When you are ready to rejuvenate your look with a bright Balayage for Asian Hair in Toronto, look no further than SEEFU Hair.
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