Foilyage vs Balayage
In the ever-evolving world of hair coloring techniques, two popular trends have captured the attention of both salon-goers and hairstylists alike: Foilyage and Balayage. These techniques have revolutionized the way we achieve stunning, natural-looking highlights and dimension in our hair. But what exactly sets Foilyage apart from Balayage? In this article, we'll delve into the intricacies of foilyage vs balayage, exploring their unique processes, effects, and the considerations that go into choosing between them. Whether you're a hair enthusiast looking for a new style or a curious individual seeking to understand the artistry behind hair coloring, let's uncover the differences and nuances between Foilyage and Balayage.
What is foilyage hair treatment?
Foilyage hair treatment is a service that combines traditional foiling & balayage together to give you beautiful, subtle lived in results.
Whats the difference between balayage and foilyage?
First, let’s start with what a balayage is. Balayage is a french technique where the hair is hand painted and left to process in open air. It is meant to create subtle, natural, lived in results.
If you have dark hair & want a cool result, open air bleaching might leave your hair in the orange zone, so we put the hair inside of foils. Foils=more heat, more heat=lighter hair & a less warm result. Foilyage uses balayaging techniques, but it uses foils, where traditional balayage does not.
What are the benefits to foilyage?
Have you ever gotten your hair done, it looks great & then 4 weeks later it looks brassy/orangey? While this can be managed with a toner, the toner will only last between 4-6 weeks until you need another.
With foilyage, we are able to lift past the warmth & leave you with long lasting results that doesn’t need to be touched up as often. It’s a great service for people only looking to come in 2-4 times a year for color.
Whats the difference between foilyage and traditional highlights?
Unlike traditional highlights, balayage is not brought up to the roots. This means that it grows out softer and looks more “lived in.” It gives clients more time in between appointments than traditional highlights because it leaves more of your natural color untouched.
Does foilyage damage hair?
All services that involve bleach break down the hair. That’s why it’s important to see a professional, as they have experience on application & are able to assess if your hair is strong enough to receive a service involving bleach. Many of our clients report their hair feeling the same as it did before.
How long does a foilyage take/what is a full head foilyage?
Your foilyage service will look and feel similar to highlights from a client's point of view. The difference lies in how we apply the product. It takes about the same time to apply as a traditional foil, maybe even faster!