Are you overwhelmed by the amount of new hair trends coming onto the scene? Not to worry, we are here to help you understand the difference between all of these styles. What is Hair Painting, Babylights and Foilyage? How are they different or similar to the classics like highlights, balyage and ombre? Keep reading and you will get these questions answered!
Hair Painting is a huge trend right now with some of the more artistic stylists. With this technique, the hair is painted freely, by hand and usually with an actual paint brush and palette. Hair should be laid flat and is typically separated by plastic wrap. The lightener or color is usually not placed in any specific pattern but where it should be seen. The hard part about hair painting, is the stylist must have a super trained (or natural) eye for this kind of thing. This technique creates natural-looking and softer tones. Plus it is much faster than foils and there is no possibility of lines of demarcation!
Babylights are super subtle and delicate highlights created using a technique that mimics the subtle, dimensional hair color seen on children’s hair. Hence “baby”lights. This look is very natural looking and creates the ultimate sun-kissed expression on the hair. This technique is very similar to highlights, with a touch of bayalage. The amount of hair in the foil is the main difference. Babylights require much less hair than traditional highlights. The result is subtle but beautiful and amazing for blonde on blonde dimension!
Foilyage is another new trend similar to the above techniques. The process essentially combines the way balayage is painted and the vibrancy that foils achieves with the color. This technique is essentially the upgraded version on balayage and a saving grace for dark hair since it incorporates foil (meaning you get more lift).
Products We Recommend
We have gathered our favorite products and tools that we used to achieve and maintain these styles! These are products we use here at the Salon as well as in our personal lives. We have compiled this list for you to make it easy to get your hands on them as well!
We LOVE neuLASH. Real results we’re obsessed with! Try it out for yourself.
Olaplex #1 and #2 are used in the salon and is the perfect was to lighten your hair with less damage. This #3 is the perfect home care mask for pre-lightened hair!
This shampoo is a must for lightened hair! Purple shampoo is what cancels out the warmth (yellow/orange) colors and keeps your blonde looking fresh and perfectly colored!
And here is how to get those curls! This particular 1″ Iron is our personal favorite here at the salon and ideal for pretty much any hair length!
Th best blowdryer for your buck! It is one of our personal favorites and it is available to you! It has heat settings, a cool shot and not to mention amazing nozzles to direct the air flow correctly.
You know our favorite brush by far is the Wet Brush! It is amazing for keeping your hair at its strongest and doesn’t rip or tear the hair when brushing. It is so essential to the health of your hair!
Another favorite brush of ours! The teasing comb is amazing for styling and teases your hair the correct way! Not to mention it is amazing for brushing out your curls after they have set!