Balayage

Balayage Hair Colour at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds

Adding highlights is a beautiful way to add dimension to hair to make it look fuller and healthier. Natural looking highlights can also have a positive effect on your overall appearance, making you look more youthful and radiant.  

If you’re looking to brighten up your look with some highlights, it’s time to acquaint yourself with the increasingly popular balayage highlight technique, a popular hair colour trend at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds. 

Whatever your hair colouring needs, we can help.  We offer a wide range of personalised hair colour services in Bury St Edmunds.

What is Balayage?

Balayage may be for you if you are looking to brighten your hair with highlights.  It is a French term meaning ‘to sweep’ and is the preferred method for those who desire the sunkissed hair look using natural looking highlights. The Balayage method is normally softest at the root area and more concentrated towards the ends of the hair and the results are normally less uniform than traditional foil highlights. With balayage, you can create your own bespoke hair colour, whether it be a subtle balayage on blonde hair or an on trend copper balayage. 

The great thing about balayage is that it can work on everyone – whether blonde hair, brown hair, red hair. Popular balayage trends are ash blonde balayage and caramel balayage hair and we can create personalised hair colours to suit your face shape and style. You can have a balayage bob or a mid-length balayage, or balayage for long hair. If you after long, fairytale hair, we can even create a long balayage hairstyle using hair extensions.  

What is The Difference Between Balayage, Ombré & Sombré?

With new hair colouring techniques and hair trends emerging all the time, it can be a little confusing to determine the difference between balayage and ombre, so let’s break it down.

Balayage hair creates a graduated, natural-looking hair colour, with dimensional highlights, which are hand painted onto the hair. Ombré hair colour is achieved with a transition between two or more hair colours which can either be made from light to darker shades or dark to lighter shades. Sombré hair, on the other hand, results in a less harsh transition than ombré hair for a much softer look. 

Book Your Balayage Hair Colour Appointment at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon, Bury St Edmunds

 If you’re considering getting balayage hair and want to know more, check out the full range of hair services at Gavin Ashley hair salon, Bury St Edmunds. To book your balayage hair at or call us on 01284 754 066.