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To pay £139.50 for Baleyage?

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Fianceechickie Fri 13-Oct-17 18:20:29

Or however you spell it! I’ve spent 5 hours at the hairdressers today after having seen an ‘oil slick’ effect baleyage in Pinterest. It’s like blues and violets over an icy brown base. It looks lovely and all but I couldn’t believe the price and the time it took! Have I been ripped off? There was a lot of work involved...had to have highlights put in, dried, then the colours, then washed, dried and cut.

U2HasTheEdge Fri 13-Oct-17 18:22:09


Hard to tell without seeing it.

MrTrebus Fri 13-Oct-17 18:22:36

Sounds about right I paid £105 not too long ago for a red balayage with a cut. If you're happy and it's a good job then that's the main thing.

BitchQueenofAngmar Fri 13-Oct-17 18:23:06

Yes. Pictures or it didn't happen.

PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon Fri 13-Oct-17 18:23:49

Seems about right. I pay about £80 for an all over colour

Mistoffelees Fri 13-Oct-17 18:24:20

I pay £85 for a full head of foils and a base colour, cut and blow dry and that's at a slight discount so what you've paid sounds like a bargain, especially if you're pleased with it.

Ellybellyboo Fri 13-Oct-17 18:25:10

Sounds about right I think

I paid £110 last year.

There's kids of work in it, I was in the hairdressers for bloody ages

Auspiciouspanda Fri 13-Oct-17 18:25:32

Did you not ask how much they charge?

Sciurus83 Fri 13-Oct-17 18:26:09

Yup that's about right, I paid £120 and took four hours

Idontevencareanymore Fri 13-Oct-17 18:26:20

Sounds right for a top salon colour in my city. Especially with the level of work it needed.

molemonkey Fri 13-Oct-17 18:26:35

I paid £140 for mine not so long ago but it will save me money in the long run as I usually pay 100-130 for half head of highlights and cut or full head of highlights every 8 weeks. where as I won't need anything but a cut for at least 6 months.

Ellybellyboo Fri 13-Oct-17 18:26:53

Sorry, loads, not kids

I had a consultation first and they gave me a rough idea of price so it wasn't such a shock

Papafran Fri 13-Oct-17 18:26:53

Is that with cut included?

ZaphodBeeblerox Fri 13-Oct-17 18:28:42

Yeah that sounds about right. Assuming it took 3-4 hours of time to paint it in and let it set? Mine was about $250 but really worth it because she did a very good job. So similar-ish to yours in pounds.

Fianceechickie Fri 13-Oct-17 18:35:22

That’s a relief! Thank you! Am trying to take a decent picture of it! It does look fab and yes, it was cut as well.

fluffydogs Fri 13-Oct-17 18:42:01

Pretty much the same as what I pay, it certainly last longer than my highlights I can’t see me ever going back!!!!

PerfectlyPosed Fri 13-Oct-17 18:45:57

Placemarking for the photo 😊

Papafran Fri 13-Oct-17 18:46:59

That's a great price then. I pay about £120 for cut and foils and balyage takes much longer than that to do.

ceeveebee Fri 13-Oct-17 18:48:57

I pay £140 for boring brown/blonde balayage and only takes 2 hours so that doesn't sound very expensive
Dying to see the photo, it sounds lovely!

Papafran Fri 13-Oct-17 18:49:48

Pretty much the same as what I pay, it certainly last longer than my highlights

fluffy if you don't mind me asking, what about if you have the odd grey hair? I def don't have much but do have the odd strand around the parting and front. I usually have highlights and then do the roots at home with an ash-blonde semi permanent rinse every 5 weeks or so, which covers everything up. I would go for balyage but am worried that it would leave my roots exposed for ages...

guiltynetter Fri 13-Oct-17 18:50:30

i think that's reasonable considering you were in there 5 hours! defo need to see a pic it sounds amazing. i paid £50 for a balayage a few months ago but it was just blonde and took 2 hours.

RhiWrites Fri 13-Oct-17 18:51:39

Yup sounds right to me. It's an expensive technique.

Winterwonderblue Fri 13-Oct-17 18:53:08


GrumpyOldBag Fri 13-Oct-17 18:54:40

Doesn't sound excessive. I pay £100 for a cut and just to get my grey covered.

StaySexyDontGetMurdered Fri 13-Oct-17 18:54:55

I pay £85 for highlights so sounds about right. How does it last so long? Do you not get roots?

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