The New Balayage Hair Color Trend That Says, “Reverse it” ! Shlomi Mor
Ah, those melted glorious metallics! For many years now, Balayage still reigns supreme today. Be it the A-listers on the red carpet or an ordinary girl, the delicate strokes of Balayage highlights are everyone’s dream. Though 2017 was the year of Balayage Highlights, 2018 is actually witnessing a renaissance in the way blondes and brunettes are making their hair Instagram-worthy.
Yes, we’re talking about the ‘Reverse Balayage Hair Color’ that took over our feeds and Instagram stories after a picture of Deryn Daniels, hairstylist at Chrome Salon in Evergreen, Colorado with a caption "In a world full of blonde balayage, be a reverse” hit the internet.
So, what is this ‘Reverse’ all about?
Well, the name speak for itself: Flip and reverse the traditional Balayage technique. With Reverse balayage, instead of a darker base gradually going lighter, your roots will be lighter and the ends dark. The result? A natural-looking, glossy hybrid finish between balayage and an ombre.
Feel like you want to jump into action?
But hey there are a few things you may want to keep in mind before jumping in. To start with, this is a low lighting strategy, which means you'll be adding shading to the hair as opposed to stripping it out. All colors blur with time, so you'll need to get your closures occasionally refreshed to keep them from looking dull and lifeless— not an issue while going lighter.
Moreover, balayage color usually expands on the natural shade of the roots, enabling any new growth to mix flawlessly. That implies if your strands aren't blond, you'll need to color (and re-color) to keep up the light-to-dark look.
The primary difference between the traditional balayage hair color technique and the new one lies in the after-care. Balayage hair color styling has subtle outcomes so doesn't require an insane after-care schedule. Whereas in Reverse balayage color, there’s usage of contrasting colors which ultimately makes it a high- maintenance one i.e regular retouching.
And, did we forget to mention that this reverse balayage hair color trend isn't only for blondes, either? Truth be told, it’s even more subtle when you’re a brunette. If your hair has hues of brown on top, you can dye your ends a super dark almost-black brown. Sounds cool eh?
So now that we have enlightened you about this new trend swarming social media, the question is “Would you give it a go? Or you still choose to do more of an ombre?
If you’d prefer an ombre over balayage, here’s the two cents on the cost of ombre hairstyle and Balayage in NYC. The cost of the ombre hair two-toned look can differ. You can do it without anyone else's help, yet you may need it done flawlessly by an expert, and it will be a bit expensive - somewhere in the range of $70 to $200 at your neighborhood salon. Balayage prices in NYC start from $60 and may go up to $700.