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Balayage or Ombré ?

The Balayage effect

At SMZ Hair Salon we are experts in the French hair colouring technique known as Balayage, and it is one of our most requested services.

What is the Balayage Highlights effect?

The personalized balayage effect is the go to technique for modern, chic hair with depth and dimension that leaves your hair with a sunkissed finish. We can custom create a subtle look or extreme dimensions and a popping money piece or E GIRL fringe like the trends on TikTok & insta . What is Balayage? 

Balayage is a freehand & precise way of colouring the hair. It can be used to replace traditional foil highlights as well as colouring short pixie hair however the best results are on hair below shoulders.

At SMZHAIR we achieve so many different effects from soft, natural highlights to something strong and Bright. The fact it’s so low maintenance is such a draw card for women too. People want to look fashionable and feel good about their appearance but in this day and age we don’t all have the time to be in the salon every few weeks for a touch up. It’s also a very economical way to colour your hair as you never have a solid demarcation line or regrowth, so if you can’t afford to get it done for another month it won’t look atrocious. However, if your balayage isn’t done correctly you can end up with excessive overlapping that can cause damage. Our clients swear by our techniques and don’t need to return for at least 4-8 months , some even 12 months !

Is Balayage for me? Balayage is best done on natural hair, but never fear, most of the work SMZHAIR do to create a balayage look can be initially done with foils until the hair is ready to have only balayage. There are many different techniques we use at SMZHAIR to create this look we may even use foils or a unique technique called ‘FLAMBOYAGE” When you see one of our colour specialist they should always be able to come up with a technique to achieve the look you desire that best suits your hair type and colour history. We are not a cookie cutter salon and every client is thoroughly consultated and a different technique will be used .

What are the best hairstyles for Balayage? At SMZHAIR we always love to see balayage finished with loose curls or a beachy, tousled look where you can see the colour variations ribbon through the hair. Sharp, strong haircuts like a bob require a stronger colour or a block colour to show off the cut. Balayage is best left to more flowing hairstyles.

Maintanence Tips: Balayage will dry your hair out no more than classic foiling as long as you have a trained professional applying your colour. As with foils you should always use salon professional shampoos and conditioners (we use and reccomend KEUNE ) as well as have regular treatments. No matter what the technique, your colour will always look its best if your hair is in good condition.Because of the lightening and its focus on the ends of your regular at home treatments are essential to maintain integrity of the hair.

We offer online booking 24/7 to make things easier for you ! If you are not sure what to book for please book in a 30 minute consultation and we will talk you through everything you need to help you achieve your #HairGoals in our boutique Sydney Award winning Salon . incase that wasn’t enough convincing to choose us , we also have 22 years experience behind the chair ! So what are you waiting for , click the link below and we will see you soon .



(02) 8960 1524

Shop 1/ 1 Harrow Road

Bexley , 2207

Sydney , NSW


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