Balayage Experts In Sutton Coldfield At Ian McLeod Hair & Beauty Salon

Our creative colourists are balayage experts and can create any look you desire, whether that be a natural highlighted blonde balayage or a bold red balayage effect.  Indeed, any colour combinations can work and your balayage can be as intense or as subtle as you like.

If you've seen a balayage look you love, please show this to your colour specialist during your complimentary balayage consultation at Ian McLeod hair salon in Sutton Coldfield.   Book now by calling 01213 083550 or you can book hair appointments online here.

Please note: We are a colour responsible salon so all new clients or those who have not visited for 6 months or more will need to have a quick allergy alert test and full consultation 48 hours before any colour service appointment.  You may also require a test if you have had Covid or a Covid 19 vaccine or have coloured your hair at home.

What Is Balayage?

Balayage comes from the French word which means to ‘sweep’ or ‘paint’.  With this popular highlighting technique, we can add and blend colour in vertical sweeps across your hair to create a beautiful graduated effect from root to tip.

There are multiple balayage looks to choose from and many ways in which to describe those looks.  You may have heard of ombré, root stretch, foilayage, babylights, reverse balayage, strobing, melting, and smudging - all variations on the balayage theme.  

As well as looking sensational, balayage offers a low-maintenance hair colour because you can wait longer between colour appointments than you would with traditional highlights or block colour.  However, most balayage clients book in for a glossing treatment in-between colour appointments to keep their colour looking vibrant and shiny. 

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Balayage Experts at Ian McLeod Hair Salon in Sutton Coldfield

'Lived-In' Balayage

Lived-in balayage - also referred to as creative balayage, root melting, root stretching & colour melting - gives a seamless blend of colour which is often a little darker at the roots and lighter towards the end.

With this look, your chosen hair shades will be added to the ends and middle sections of the hair, with less product added as we move up the hair shaft towards the roots. The effect is a more natural look with the colour blending into your natural hair colour without an obvious regrowth line.

Ideal for people with darker hair, the lived-in balayage look is fabulous, fashionable and very low maintenance.  It also works well on all hair lengths.   

Face-Framing Highlights

We are also seeing an increase in people opting for face-framing hair colour - known as The Money Piece.  This gives a nod to the chunky highlights seen in the ’90s with bold face-framing strips of colour being added as a contrasting colour to the rest of the head.

This contrasting two-tone colour effect looks beautiful when teamed with a sun-kissed blonde balayage or a striking red balayage.  It is particularly effective if you just want a hint of colour rather than opting for a full head of highlights or a full balayage.

Balayage Experts at Ian McLeod Hair Salon in Sutton Coldfield
Balayage hairdressers in Sutton Coldfield

Is Balayage Only For Blondes?

While there's no doubt blonde balayage is a popular choice, we also offer a variety of balayage and ombe colours.  So balayage and ombre are most definitely is not just for blondes!

Red ombre, brunette balayage with golden highlights, and fashion colour balayage including pretty pastel colours are all wonderful choices. 

Your first step when deciding to go for a hair colour change is to book in for a complimentary consultation at our Sutton Coldfield hair salon so we can chat about the looks you love and come up with a plan that is tailored to you.  


Behind The Chair At Ian McLeod Hair & Beauty Salon In Sutton Coldfield

Check out some of our wonderful balayage and ombre hair colour transformations at Sutton Coldfield's number one hair colour salon.  If you've seen a colour you love, show it to your colour specialist who can recreate it for you!