How to Balayage your hair at home: DIY BALAYAGE
Balayage hair, that slightly grown out sun-kissed look that just seems to suit everyone, especially those with long hairstyles, is not going anywhere. Sure her slightly wilder hyper-coloured cousin is currently staying on her couch, and painting the town pastel pink most school nights, but she won't stay for ever.
And while the "I just haven't had time to get my roots done" look is not normally something you would pay money for, if you do ask to be Balayaged at your local salon you will probably have to stump up a far bit of cash for the pleasure. So in the interest of being frugal, and because (according to our friends over at You Tube this undone-do style is really one you don't need a three year apprenticeship to be able to master), we thought we'd share our favourite how to balayage tutorials that really do make it seem super simple to get the balayage highlights look at home.
Love to DIY? why not check out this Galaxy Nails tutorial as well.
How to balayage #1: Going from light to dark (darkening the roots)
How to balayage #2: Going from dark to light (lightening the ends)
HINT: Skip to about 12mins in for the actual process (the first bit is all about how to deal with brassy hair)
There is also a great photo-only tutorial from a Pair And A Spare (How to Balayage at home) here
HOW TO BALAYAGE AT HOME HINTS:
- Grab a friend to help you do the back!
- We love the mascara want application over at a Pair And A Spare, because it's nice and subtle and therefore harder to stuff up!
- Always do a patch test, not just to make sure you don't have a bad reaction, but to make sure you love the end colour too.