What is Balayage?

Balayage is French for ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’.

Balayage allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour, graduating, ombre’d  – similar to what It’s a much more natural looking finish, with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines.

How is it applied?

Balayage is applied on the surface and not saturated through the section until the very tips, otherwise you would have a streak of colour that isn’t very soft at all.

Also known as a ‘freehand’ technique because no foil or meche are used to create the highlights.

What sets it apart from traditional hair colouring?

 It’s totally bespoke to you to create the look YOU want.

Our Balayage experts in all 3 Birmingham salon locations will select tones and colours to suit your skin tone, so it’ll look amazing and really light up your features.

What’s making it so popular recently? 

It’s only recently become taught to colourists in the UK to the high standard it requires – our experts are advanced in such techniques.   It’s also becoming better known because all the models and A-listers are wearing it.

Clients are seeing it on the catwalks and red carpets and want to get that finish rather than the uniform highlights that foils give.

Who are the Balayge Experts at James Bushell Salons?

Edgbaston – Tace Robinson, Allan Payne-Grieve, Sophie Ellsemore

Solihull – Jamie Newton, Sarah Ensermoz

Harvey Nichols – Lucy Holmes