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Is a balayage the right choice?

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hickorey Thu 12-Mar-20 15:03:52

I'll start by saying I know NOTHING about hair so sorry if this is a stupid question

I want to freshen up my hair and I wanted something a bit more modern. I feel a bit frumpy. I usually just put a box colour on at home every couple of months. But it's my birthday and my husband is treating me to hairdresser appointment.

I've booked a bayalage, but now I'm wondering if it's the right choice. I have a few greys at the front to cover, and I assume a bayalage won't cover these? They aren't very obvious, and mostly only visible when I lift my hair up, but they are the reason I dye my hair and would hate for them to still be visible after paying all that money.

Do I cancel the bayalage and book something else? If so, what? Highlights? Just a colour? I want to stay brunette, but with some caramel highlights perhaps. But I'm very open to suggestions! Any advice welcome, I really have no clue!!!

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jeremypaxo Thu 12-Mar-20 15:12:03

I would definitely think you want highlights rather than balayage. They will make your greys blend in and will grow out better.

hickorey Thu 12-Mar-20 15:29:21

Thank you, that's what I'm thinking now too. It's just everything I read online says how "old fashioned" highlights are. But I do think they will be better for blending in my greys. I just don't want to look stripy!

I also want a couple of inches trimmed off my hair so it will only be just past my shoulders, so maybe too short for a nice bayalage?

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Hamsterian Thu 12-Mar-20 17:01:52

I’ve got a similar amount of greys as you have - not that many but annoyingly they are all at the front so more visible if I tie my hair up. I get balayage plus a few highlights at the front to blend in the grey hairs. I really like it. Tell them to make the highlights as thin as they can.

HermioneWeasley Thu 12-Mar-20 17:15:51

I have balayage and my hair is shorter than yours. I like it- much less “stripey” than highlights.

hickorey Thu 12-Mar-20 17:46:29

You have all given me plenty to think about there. I plan to get to the appointment slightly early so I have time to talk to her about what I want beforehand and hopefully she will recommend what will work best. I like the thought of a bayalage though if they can make it work.
Thank you everyone

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fiorentina Thu 12-Mar-20 18:25:54

I have balayage and then she tints my roots to cover greys, with a natural colour.

Buddyelf Thu 12-Mar-20 18:31:31

You can get a balayage with a root tint/stretch which I think would look good. I think a good balayage looks great. I get it and I love it, I won’t be going back to highlights anytime soon

CorianderLord Thu 12-Mar-20 18:43:36

They might sue the top dark and then do the balayage - they did with me

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