Balayage & Ombré

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

Balayage is one of the most popular hair colour trends and the team at Gavin Ashley is highly skilled in creating the latest looks including blonde balayage, red balayage and fashion balayage and ombré.

So what exactly is balayage? This low-maintenance hair colour is usually hand-painted in vertical sections throughout your hair, leaving your base colour at the roots and mid-lengths, growing lighter towards the ends. Often we create a sun-kissed blonde balayage, but we can also rustle up just about any colour including red balayage, pastel balayage shades and fashion balayage looks.

Please note:   The minimum age for colouring hair in our salon is 16. 

Balayage Vs Ombré

Balayage provides a natural-looking, sun-kissed hair colour achieved through highlights and is a great hair colouring technique to try if you are nervous about dying your hair or new to colouring your hair.

Ombré is defined as when your hair colour gradually blends from one colour to another. It’s a great way to have fun with hair colour with the dark to light hair colour graduation. You can have the ombré hair colour technique on short, medium or long-length hair.

On-Trend Blonde Balayage

The great thing about balayage is that it can work on everyone – whether blonde hair, brown hair, or 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.

Face Frame Balayage

Not sure whether you are ready to go for a complete balayage look? Then opt for face-framing hair colour instead. Also known as money piece highlights this popular colouring technique works to contour your facial features and enhance your look. Adding lighter colours can make a narrow face look a little wider, and adding darker shades can give the impression of a slimmer face.

Colour Melt Hair

There are so many types of balayage, including babylights, root melt, root stretching and colour melts which give a rooty, natural finish as well as free-hand balayage highlights for a natural finish.

If you’ve seen a balayage hair colour you love, screenshot and we can discuss how to make it work for you! Balayage hair colour can be as subtle or as dramatic as you wish

How Can I Fix My Home Balayage Hair Colour Disaster?

We understand the temptation to colour your hair at home, but trust us when we say it’s not worth the risk! Whether your hair has become brittle from over-processing or the colour has not turned out as you wanted, rest assured we can fix your hair colour issues.

We specialise in balayage hair colouring and our hair colour experts will hand paint subtle, highlights throughout your hair exactly where you want them – something that you can not do yourself at home. so, if you find yourself in need of hair colour correction services – visit the specialists at Gavin Ashley.

Book Your Balayage in Bury St Edmunds at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon

Book your balayage hair colour by calling our reception team on 01284 754066 or book online

Please note: The minimum age for colouring hair in our salon is 16. Although every care is taken to protect clothing and personal belongings during your service, may we respectfully suggest that you avoid wearing light, delicate or bulky clothing and keep belongings tucked under the workstation. Protective t-shirts are available upon request to help further protect clothing from any potential mishaps.


We LOVE hearing back from our valued clients about their salon experience at Gavin Ashley. Read some of our top reviews

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margo turner
Very welcoming, friendly and thoughtful. The best ever colour on my hair .......Thank you big time Naomi.
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Lori Holloway
Kevin did a fantastic job with my hair, both color and cut! Highly recommend him. It looks rich and the cut is precise.
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Lisa P
Wonderful service, professional, warm and friendly. Thank you