What is Balayage?

The Balayage Hair Colour Trend Explained at Salon – M in Wallasey, The Wirral


Not sure what balayage is and whether it will suit you? We are here to help! The trend for Balayage hair colour is as popular as ever and shows no signs of slowing down. Here we explain why balayage is the most asked for hair colour in our Wallasey hair salon and answer all your questions when it comes to creating this on-trend look.


What is balayage hair colour?

Balayage is a modern highlighting technique which allows your colourist to tailor a bespoke hair colour by adding colour exactly where you want it.   

We can use a variety of colours from rich brunettes, bold reds and blondes to fashion colours such as purple and blue to create both subtle and dramatic balayage looks. No matter if you want a beautiful sun-kissed balayage hair colour, or a gorgeous balayage with pastel tones, you can trust in our expert hair colour experts to deliver stunning results.  

What should I ask for when booking in for balayage?

Clients also ask for babylights, root stretch, colour melting or ombré, which are slightly different to balayage.  We can help to clarify which look you want during your complimentary hair colour consultation.

What is the difference between balayage & ombré hair colour?

The Ombré hair colouring technique is when your hair colour gradually blends from one colour to another. It’s a great way to have fun with hair colour with the dark to light hair colour graduation. Sometimes this is also known as colour melting. You can have the ombré hair colour technique on short, medium or long length hair.

Balayage hair colour offers a subtle hair colour, often with a few lighter highlights added to create a sun-kissed look. Some clients prefer a bolder look using bright vibrant colours (which requires more up-keep.)

How long will my balayage appointment take?

The length of time it takes for a balayage hair colouring services largely depends on the final look you are after and what previous colouring services you may have had. Sometimes it may take several colour applications to get the exact look you want and could take your expert colourist up to 4 hours to perfect the look.

If you have old colour on your hair or you want a bright, creative colour (pink/ bright purple/ red/ silver/grey etc ) we would most likely need to lighten your hair first, and then apply the creative colour over the top. A toner may need to be used within the colour service (to remove unwanted warm tones). 

If you have natural hair which hasn’t been coloured before and simply want to have a few different shades added, it might take just one appointment.

Do I need to prepare my hair before my balayage hair colour service?

Prior to your colour appointment, we will invite you in for a complimentary hair colour consultation so you can talk to your stylist. This gives the opportunity to discuss ideas and ensure the balayage look you want is achievable. We will check the condition of your hair If the hair and may advise a course of Olaplex treatments or deep conditioning treatments beforehand to rebuild the hair.

We also do a skin test at least 48 hours before your hair colour. For full details on our skin testing policy click here.

How much does it cost to have balayage at Salon – M in Wallasey, The Wirral?

Expect to pay between £80 – £120 depending on the level and experience of the stylist. This is, however, a rough estimate, depending on your hair colour history. Some clients may require more steps to achieve the desired result. Accurate pricing will be given during your complimentary hair colour consultation in our Wallasey hairdressing salon.

Do you have any offers on balayage colour?

All our balayage hair colour services receive a FREE Glossing Toner to help prolong the life of your colour and make your hair look super glossy!

Looking for a great hair colour deal in Wallasey, The Wirral? At Salon – M we have an offer 30% OFF Hair Colour on a Thursday plus, we have a number of last-minute hairdressing appointments that give you all your favourite services for less!

Are there similar looks I could try without going for a full head of balayage?

If you are new to colouring your hair or nervous about committing to a balayage hair colour then there are a number of other hair colour services you could try in our Wallasey hair salon. You could introduce yourself to colour by having a few highlights through the ends of your hair or opt for hidden hair colour – a trend for hiding colour underneath the top layer of the hair!

Why is Salon – M Hair the best hair salon in Wallasey for Balayage hair colour?

Our stylists are highly trained and experience. At Salon – M hair salon in The Wirral, we offer a wide range of hair colour services including full head hair colour, balayage hair colour, highlights/lowlights, babylights and more. 

Balayage Hair Colour at Salon – M in The Wirral

How do I book an appointment for balayage hair colour at Salon -M?

To book in for a hair colour appointment or complimentary consultation, please call your local Wallasey salon on 0151 638 0411 or book online. Don’t forget that you will need a quick skin test prior to your hair colour appointment.