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Hello! Just come into some birthday money, starting a new career soon, and fancying a change, so want to do something with my hair. I'm thinking balayage! Can I ask what your experiences of it are? What's the upkeep like? How much do you normally pay? I've got dark brown hair, fairly long (down to bra cup), wavy/slightly curly. Not looking to be blonde, just to get some honey and caramel lights in it to be a bit more summery. I'm concerned it could be brassy - my hair definitely has a reddish undertone. Thoughts? Pictures welcomed!!
I had it like this but more blonde, did it myself but would cost, 50-75 maybe. Easiest hair I've ever had. Doesn't require anything really. It's great for me because I dye my hair a lot, when I have to top it up every few weeks it stops my hair growing. Having it like this meant I was able to leave it alone for a year and now it's in great condition.
Also it depends on how dark you are, how light you want to go etc. The beauty of balayage is you can leave your roots natural and it softens it all out. I've gone lighter but eventually want to go Rose gold. My hair is a level 2 though so it'll take several sessions.
Fantastic - thanks all, exactly what I was hoping to hear! I'd heard that it required little upkeep as you don't have "roots" as such and I'm glad to hear that's the case. Did you need to use a purple shampoo/conditioner at all to prevent brassiness? I'm in London, and think I'll be looking at more like £120 :/ I could probably get it slightly cheaper (80-90) but would worry that it wouldn't be done to a high standard. Does that sound reasonable?
Ok, I'm going to sound like an idiot. How do you pronounce balayage?
Mine's a bit like that, as I've been topping up my roots from some bronze highlights a few years ago, and it looks ok (nice even) but I could do to have a freshen up. And I would, if I could pronounce it...