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7 April 2014

BORED WITH BALAYAGE? READ THIS.


Let's talk about life after balayage. Here's what's next...

I'm not a risk taker. 

I don't cross the road when the little man isn't green, just like I've never strayed too far from my natural hair colour. Except for when I dyed it blue black in year ten. That was awkward. 


I've always been an advocate of the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", but sometimes "safe" gets boring. The first time this happened, I discovered balayage. Fastforward five years and I'm back to being bored. With fashion week kicking off this week, I wanted a change. 

Balayage is dead. So where to from here? 


Spotlight. No, we're not going fabric shopping.

Spotlight is a new colour technique that my favourites at Oscar Oscar salons introduced me to recently. Boring technicalities and confusing words aside, basically, it mimics the way sunlight reflects off your hair when it's hitting your face. 


The lighter pieces are focussed on the midsections near the cheekbones and around the front sections which opens up the face and makes you look like a big sunkissed beach babe. Ultimately, that's what we were all going for with the whole balayage thing right? 


Natural is still the keyword. We don't want any scary skunk effect. The colour should be perfectly blended with some lighter pieces also through the back to tie it all together. 


Not exactly sure why I had my eyes closed here. Either catching some zzz's or thanking the lord that I have the best damn hair colourist ever. Love you Michael!



15 comments :

  1. Your hair are just perfect!

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  2. Such gorgeous photos! You and your hair are simply stunning!

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    x

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  3. beautiful hair!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love both the cut and color :)

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  5. so true. i am so sick of balayage! au natural i say.

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  6. LOVE IT! I've been looking for a new way to color my hair but didn't want to ombre it. I'll definitely have to try this :)

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  7. Beautiful!!

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  8. Sorry, I don't get it, did you already do it or are you planning on doing it? Because I can't see the difference

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  9. Hi Anonymous,

    The balayage I had before was focussed on the ends, whereas the lighter colour is now through the midsection and the front (not the ends) as I explained above!

    x

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  10. mmmm do not love it! I feel this coloring technique reminds me too much of Charlotte Best's character Cheryl from puberty blues. I am going to stick with Balayage as I don't believe its dead..

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  11. Looks great! Would love you to do a post on the products you use/how you style your hair because it always looks amazing!

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  12. You look lovely. Can you please give details of your skivvy?

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  13. Love this! Inspiring me to go shorter/lighter! I would also love to know what products you use to keep your hair looking so healthy!

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