Locks & Shades

Jan 5, 2019 / by Donna Young / In Hair Trends / Leave a comment

Balayage In Peterborough Is Staying In 2019

When the team of hairdressers here at Locks and Shades first heard about balayage we can’t deny the fact we let out an excited squeal! Balayage in Peterborough was a massive game change for hair colouring.

It meant our clients didn’t need to sit with a head of foils, for what felt like hours on end. Balayage offered a hair colouring solution that changed everything. We are really pleased to know it is a hair trend that will be staying in 2019.

But What Is Balayage?

Balayage is a French word and it means to sweep or to paint.

Long story short. Balayage enables us to give our clients a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour.

How Do You Know If Balayage Has Been Done Right?

The balayage pieces should be very close and soft at the root, leading to a thicker highlight at the ends of the hair. The balayage will be applied to the surface of the section. The colouring isn’t saturated through the section as this would lose the soft look balayage achieves.

How Do You Know If Your Balayage Has Gone Wrong?

If the right hair products and colourings haven’t been used or monitored correctly. Or it may mean the product is rinsed off too quickly then the hair may not lift correctly.

If bleach is being used in your balayage then you need a professional hairstylist that will know when to take it off. Every hair type and hair colour varies in regards to the amount of time needed. If your balayage looks patchy it will be because it was applied or placed incorrectly.


While you may be keen to try out balayage at home yourself, we would recommend against it. All our hair stylists that offer balayage have been fully trained and are experienced. Balayage is an art so it is recommended that you go to a professional hair dressing salon for balayage.