This year, I devised a menu of colour called ‘Balayage-to-go’, which reflects our modern lifestyles and the need to get things done quickly. The application time ranges from just 15 minutes to 45 minutes.
The New Yorker – Done in just 15 mins at the backwash, these are super quick highlights that fit easily into your lunch hour. They touch the root and look effortless for the perfect pick-me-up. As seen on Poppy Delevingne.
The Rio – Think contouring for the hair, ask for pieces to frame the face, around the parting and touching the root, this takes just 30 mins. As seen on Ana Beatriz Barros.
The Londoner – Nothing touches the root – it’s a creative Balayage for a cool, more lived-in look and takes 30 mins. As seen on Vanessa Kirby.
The LA – For blondes who want to be blonder, I add super blonde pieces in a combination of root touch around the face, and more lived in everywhere else. I use a ‘base break’ where I lift the natural base to soften the natural colour and make it appear muchtakes 45 mins. As seen on Michelle Williams.
The California – It’s the perfect summer blonde – a much heavier incarnation of classic Balayage with a slightly lived-in root and much more of the hair is coloured.
It can be tailored to any skin tone – anywhere from pale icier blondes, to golden shades can be used. It’s a gorgeous low-maintenance colour to take you through the entire summer as it’ll start out heavy and then grow out into a lived-in finish so the upkeep is completely dependent on the wearer.