(Closed) Balayage Hair dresser Help!!!!!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is my hairdresser correct or should I get a new one?
    Stick with hairdresser, she knows what she is doing! : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Your hairdresser is wrong and you should try someone else! : (35 votes)
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  • Post # 2
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Kat14:  balyage is basically just highlights without foils, so I agree- it sounds like your stylist is confused. 

    Post # 3
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Go somewhere else for a consultation and ask to see pic of previous work. I stalked my stylist’s instagram to see her work with balayage before I went in with almost the same inspiration pics in the OP. 


    Post # 4
    39 posts
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Eek. What concerns me is that she wants to paint a darker color on your hair and that’s the opposite look youre going for. I’d definitely look elsewhere. She sounds clueless..

    Post # 8
    9219 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I get balayage and my colorist still uses some foils as she paints on the highlights, similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vftr21-hX34

    So I don’t necessarily think that means she’s whack.

    It looks me 3 balayages to get from my natural very dark brown to this, so it can take time, especially if you want dimension and don’t want to fry the crap out of your hair:


    That being said, if you’re not happy, look for a new colorist. Look on Yelp and see pics that clients have posted. If you’re seeing pics there that you like, then you can be more confident that they’ll know how to get you there.

    Post # 10
    663 posts
    Busy bee

    Balayage has no foils. That’s the whole point of it! It’s all done freehand so that it can look more natural. I just got mine done knowing that my hairdresser could do it (after talking with her about it first and getting all the deets). I would suggest going elsewhere.

    Here’s how mine turned out. I used my natural hair colour as my base colour. My inspiration photos were similar to yours.


    Ps. Sorry for the huge pic.

    Post # 11
    663 posts
    Busy bee

    Although PP is right. This is my second balayage hence why the tips are so light. My hairstylist didn’t wanna go super blonde right away as it would damage the hair.

    Post # 12
    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Kat14:  this is basically the same thing that happened to me. I normally get my hair highlighted but had let my roots grow out for a while and they were down to the tops of my ears. So I wanted my girl to basically do an ombre with balayage to lighten my hair but make the grow out less noticeable. I figured she could just balayage the bleach into my roots and then really lighten the ends to get the look I wanted. Well she ended up using a dye the color of my roots to extend the darker color down and barely lightened the ends. I basically got the exact opposite of what I wanted. Anyways, I’ve been going to my girl for years but I’ve decided to go to another stylist that I know has tons of experience with ombre/balayage because I want what I want and I don’t want to waste anymore time or money hoping my girl can figure it out. So my vote is to go to someone else.

    Post # 13
    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My hair dresser used plastic wrap when she did my balayage. The first time, she took it easy because I have dark brown hair and she didn’t want me to go too light and not like it. The next time, she chopped off 6 inches and applied more color. I love it. I suggest you find a salon where the stylists receive a lot of training on different color techniques. Balayage is newer, there are probably a lot of stylists that just don’t really get the process. 

    After 1st time (for wedding)

    After 2nd time, adding more color, cutting it shorter

    Post # 14
    9219 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    theillest:  Gurl your hair looks BOMB!!! I’m hoping to get that light over the next couple of times but it’ll probably look weird as my dark roots start growing in. I guess we shall seeeeee

    Post # 15
    3114 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    When mine was done they used foils to separate the parts she painted, but to be honest the whole underneath looks like foils, it’s chunky. It takes certain skill to do Balayage correctly, I’m looking at almost $300 to have it fixed and done properly at this point. 

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