There are many reasons to get a balayage hairstyle!

The top reason is “fashion” followed by low-maintenance — roots are less noticeable when hair grows out, you'll forget about monthly touch-ups (some women visit salon once per 6months!); universality — works for all ages, hair textures, base colours and hair lengths (except very short crops, like mine!);

Balayage is a French hair colouring technique where the colour is painted on in a free-hand manner, or a weave, texture and foil application resulting in a natural-looking, sun-kissed effect.


Is Balayage here to stay?

Balayage has become one of the biggest requests in the salon. With its popularity increasing, balayage is here to stay.

However one-dimensional colour will be knocking on the heels of popular hair trend balayage for the top spot in 2022, with solid colours like warm chocolate brown and glossy black becoming the new go-to. The year will also see more women embracing their greys and balayage is one of many perfect hair style techniques to help achieve this.

Pictured above is a balayage achieved by one of our specialist hair stylists Kumar.

Kumar’s client wanted to achieve a fashion colour balayage. With his technical knowledge of colour, he achieved a nice dark champagne tone with nude tones throughout the hair making it look glamorous!

This technique is perfect for those who want to add some dimension and interest to their hair, without a harsh line of regrowth. It can be customised to suit your individual hair colour and thickness, and can be done with both highlights and lowlights.

Balayage is also a low-maintenance hair colour option, as it grows out naturally and doesn't require root touch-ups as often as traditional highlights. If you're looking for a beautiful, effortless hair colour, balayage is definitely the way to go!

Here at V for Hair and Beauty Merivale, Christchurch, our hair specialists know their stuff and are happy to give you a FREE consultation so we can make sure we achieve the look you want!

Fiko and Kumar are masters at balayage.

Fiko has been with V For Hair and Beauty for some years now and prior to coming to New Zealand was a session stylist to the fashion industry in Europe.

Kumar is a very experienced stylish qualified in two countries. He has a passion for colour and achieving beautiful results.

Consultation is key to any great hairstyle, especially when you are wanting a new look or change. We offer complimentary one on one consultations to help us understand your desired hair goals. Book your 15 minute consultation or hair appointment with us at~

03 355 6584