Let’s have a hairversation about balayage and one of our favorite shades, honey balayage. It’s sweet, warm, glowing, and gorgeous. Don’t confuse balayage, a seamless blend, with ombre, a clear fade line between colors.
Elle Magazine describes balayage as the “low-key sister” of ombre and recognizes British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu, who sports honey balayage as a celebrity who does the balayage hairstyle right.
Instead of a perfect fade, keep some ends a little darker to add dimension to your summer look. This will bode especially well when your hair naturally gains texture from an ocean dip.
Read more at Elle.com
According to therighthairstyles.com, honey balayage looks great on almost any base hair color.
Honey balayage is a golden mean between highlights in blonde and brown. The one thing remains tricky – honey is warm, so you need to check if it will flatter your skin tone.
In general, the ideal combination for honey balayage is a light warm complexion with darker hair. The formula works with any eye color. So, if your skin has warm undertones, all shades of honey will be a right fit for you. According to colorists, the best skin tones for this type of highlights are olive, peachy, reddish, and sometimes dark deep skin tones. Golden balayage is also used to hide gray hairs, or as a transition from dark hair color to something lighter and cooler.
One of our clients, pictured below, rocks honey balayage as well as anyone we know.
Ready to try honey balayage? Consult with your hairstylist or #AskKarlinesSalon – we’re just a call or click away. In the meantime, enjoy these Izzy Bizu tracks, including a fabulous updated version of the Edith Piaf hit “La Foule.”
Have a great hair day and may it be as sweet as honey balayage!