“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
― John Keats
Welcome back to our little niche where we talk about all things hair and hair extensions, I am your girl Nidhi and today we shall be talking about the most hip and happening hair colour combination: the balayage.
Balayage is a French word that loosely translates to 'sweeping'. Balayage in the hair industry is a technique that is used for creating highlights. There are of course a lot of ways of creating hair extensions and lately Balayage is gained increasing prominence in the fashion industry.
Balayage is a method of colour application which is painted directly onto the hair of the customer, without the use of foils (as is done with most highlights). People who prefer a sun kissed look on their hair should definitely opt for this procedure. It is however extremely important to choose the right hair colourist when opting for balayage because it is a fairly tricky business and requires training and expertise.
What does Balayage look like?
Balayage looks like a combination of dark and light shades that are created about two inches away from one's roots. This is the reason why people prefer balayage extensions, as they cause the least amount of damage to their natural hair.
What's better than Balayage? Balayage extensions!
Balayage hair extensions are available in both permanent and clip-ins, since the tradition itself dictates that you don't need to colour the roots, this works super well when blending in those hair extensions.
Another important reason why these work is that you no need to worry about whether or not the colour will come out good, eliminating the need to find the right colourist. And since you won't be bleaching your own hair you have healthy hair and gorgeous colour - the best of both worlds!
Balayage Hair Extensions For Indian Women
If you're brown (whether your skin is on the fairer side or the duskier side) Balayage Extensions are a really good option, gone are the days when only blonde girls have fun! While going to a hair stylist to get balayage can be tricky, a selection of brown and gold highlights is going to be just what you need.
You must however ensure that you're picking up real human hair extensions so that they blend well, last long and in general are easy to style with heating tools like a hair straightener or hair curler. Because if you end up buying mixed or synthetic hair extensions, they'll be very difficult to manage and you won't get the ideal and tasteful hair style you're going for.
The best hair extensions for Indian complexion is brown. This means variations of browns are going to be the most perfect for you.
1. Barrel Brown Balayage
Barrel Brown, quite frankly is a colour that appeals to me the most especially because you can wear them anywhere- whether it is a regular office day or your sister-in-law's wedding. This is one of the most subtle of balayage formulations, which means they aren't very funky and give you a subtle change in style and persona.
2. Chocolate Brown Balayage
Chocolate Brown is a gorgeous combination of molten chocolate with dark and shinier tones that gives it an edge. Chocolate Brown Balayage is also suitable for both formal and informal occasions but if played right, it can be quiet the show stopper.
3. Caramel Brown Balayage
Caramel Brown Balayage is for my show stopper girls, these are designed to ensure that you have the most gorgeous combination of fresh dripping caramel with a brown undertone. These are oh so party but can be worn everyday as well. We're all girls who can be both am I right?
4. Ash Brown Balayage
Ash Brown balayage is somewhere between the subtle and the stupendous. These are for them cool girls who wear a denim jacket, high boots and walk with a coffee cup in their hands.
5. Light Ash Brown
By far the most popular choice of our young ladies, these are gorgeous and can become an everyday phenomenon. It's lighter tones complement our skin colour and if you're looking for hair colour but scared of bleach damage - here's where we can start.
These gorgeous combinations of gold and brown are available as 3 Set, 7 Set and Half Head Wigs.
Depending on the amount of volume you require you can choose one of these, although my personal favourite is the half head wig because it gives such luscious volume it is incomparable.
Make sure you pair any of these with our spot cover ups that will help you add face framing highlights. Front hair highlights just complete the look and make it even more breathtaking.