French Balayage: This Parisian Hair Trend is Everywhere

Undoubtedly, the timeless and most loved French style is something we all want to embrace in our outfits, skincare routine even our hair! It’s true the Parisian hair trend or else the French Balayage is considered the coolest trend of the year with the top hairstylist and editorial ambassador Adam Reed to highlight the main attributes of that style: beautiful, bright, healthy, and completely unpretentious. Without a doubt, this relaxed feeling that Parisian really love has found many fans like Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, and many it-gals who love naturally-looking hair looks. According to Reed, the big charm of this hair lightening technique is that the can easily match any skin and hair tone.

What is actually the French Balayage?

The balayage technique includes hand painting instead of brushes and also good blending to create an excellent balance between the light and dark hues. Colorists often paint the tufts closer to the face – the well-known “money pieces” technique that has been loved by many celebrities because this gives a glow and brightens the skin. At the same time, the darker tones are used to create a balance so that the hair looks natural, and thus these alternations in the shades are what make the hair look natural.


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Do I need balayage?

It is a very convenient choice if you are not one of those who go to the hairdresser often, because the color will go smoothly down as your hair grows, so there will be a balance as the color goes down. If you’re also one of the lucky ones who live by the beach and have natural sun-kissed hair, then there is no need to pay for the same thing, but if you are like us and live in the city it’s better to start saving some money now to make these lovely beachy highlights.


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How do I style balayage?

Do it like the French gals and let your hair dry naturally and then comb it with your figures for extra texture. Pro Tip: You may also use a salt spray to make them wavy and sexy with natural volume.

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Sea spray with UV protection

Sea spray with argan oil 

How do I maintain the balayage?

According to the hair colorist and global artistic director of Rusk Hair Care, Laura Gibson, we can maintain our balayage with in-salon treatments combined with the appropriate at-home haircare products that will ensure the longevity of our color. Gibson loves applying purple shampoos and color-depositing conditioners for preserving the tones the way we want them. Regarding the hair salon treatments, the idea is to choose a hair toner service matched with a moisture treatment to restore your strands.

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Hair Conditioner:

Hair Shampoo

What about the different types of balayage?

Did you know that this hair trend is so popular because of its endless possibilities? Yes, you can lighten your hair as much as you want until you have what you truly desire. It is completely customizable with some hair experts using different techniques and methods. From brown balayage to blonde and red balayage, the technique can be used to achieve a wide range of shade results. Do you have super-long, short, curly, or straight hair? The French balayage can be applied to all hair types and give some volume and boldness to your whole look!

Can I do it myself at home?

No way! Don’t even think about it! You need a professional. If a pro like Gibson with 15 years of experience says that she doesn’t try to highlight hair by herself at home you should do the same because it’s likely to have spots when you try to lighten them alone, or the bleach will be less than needed.

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