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Is Balayage really quicker than full foil highlights?

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LaurieFairyCake Sun 14-Aug-16 13:05:41

I have full or half head foils every 9 weeks and it takes 3 hours (with cut and blow job)

Is Balayage much quicker? I'm reading about it in Good Housekeeping

LaurieFairyCake Sun 14-Aug-16 13:05:57

Blow DRY blushblushblush

CremeEggThief Sun 14-Aug-16 13:07:59

No idea,but gringringrin at your typo.

DianaT1969 Sun 14-Aug-16 13:10:27

Mine take ages because she has to tint the roots first. About 3 hours in all.

Bumpngrind85 Sun 14-Aug-16 13:14:36

It's usually quicker than full head but the over all results will be much different. I'm guessing if you are used to having a full head you've got a block colour going on now. I presume they would need to dye your hair a darker shade all over and then add baylage to lighten. If you just started having it done now your regrowth would be shocking as they normally free - hand paint you see (not the roots)

Bobochic Sun 14-Aug-16 13:16:37

I have balayage and not only is it quicker than foil highlights, it is also far better!

notamummy10 Sun 14-Aug-16 13:17:06

The best person to ask is your hairstylist.

But with balayage, you don't need it done every 6-8 weeks! You can go up to 6 months without it being dyed smile

LaurieFairyCake Sun 14-Aug-16 13:45:07

I have highlights to cover and minimise the huge amount of grey hair. I've got mid brown hair and all over different tones of blonde - I also have to have my hairline tinted as it's completely grey at the temples.

I'm not sure it's suitable for me after what you've all said.

I guess I'd have to get my roots dyed often with the Balayage added after?

LaurieFairyCake Sun 14-Aug-16 13:45:32

My hairdresser doesn't do it.

notamummy10 Sun 14-Aug-16 14:06:36

Balayage works best on virgin hair...

But it sounds like you need the roots darkened and hairline and the blonde bit made the same shade! It may take longer than 3 hours, find a salon that does balayage and Olaplex!

Bobochic Sun 14-Aug-16 14:22:42

Balayage is great for disguising grey/white hair - I a white at the temples and have quite a lot of white in my natural dark blonde hair and blond balayage is great.

janknitti Sun 14-Aug-16 16:30:40

I have had balayage done for the last 12 months. Had to swap hairdressers as my previous one tried it but didn't really get it right. I have only had my hair done 4 times in the year as I just touch up my roots in between at home. I'm dark with varying blondes through my hair.

janknitti Sun 14-Aug-16 16:31:46

(Totally failed to answer question) It's the same time at the hairdressers but I'm not there as often

VimFuego101 Sun 14-Aug-16 16:34:18

That looks lovely janknitti, exactly what I want to do with my hair!

LaurieFairyCake Sun 14-Aug-16 16:35:12

Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous ! So soft looking with the colour

janknitti Sun 14-Aug-16 16:39:52

Wow thank you. Doesn't look like that all the time- I've got 3 kids ! But I found an Aveda salon who do the colours I wanted and my hair condition has improved massively. I do find the highlights can go a bit brassy because my base hair is so dark so I either put a toner over them myself or just pull a bit of dark brown through to the ends on thin strands when I do my roots.

SheHasAWildHeart Sun 14-Aug-16 17:43:27

Had mine done over a year ago and still looks fine

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