Well, it’s that time of year again. Summer break is over, your flamingo pool floatie has been deflated until next year, and you have found yourself reaching for the laptop bag and getting ready for back-to-school.
Unlike cooler climes, the summer heat in Georgia lasts well into fall. You still want to freshen up your style with a new back-to-school look, but you’re nowhere near sweater-weather. How do you take your hair from summer to fall without going all pumpkin-spice? Balayage.
Roughly translated from French as “sweeping,” balayage is a highlighting technique where the lighter pieces are hand-painted to provide natural, glowing dimension that mimics how the sun hits your hair. It’s usually darker at the root and lighter at the ends, but it’s distinct from ombre in that balayage is softer, more natural, with dimensional pieces that highlight the hair’s shape.
Loving these balayage pics? The genius behind all this glowing hair is Rachael Starling, our in-house balayage and foilyage specialist, who is such an expert that she even teaches the techniques. She’s taken loads of classes about hair color and hair painting and continues to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques, as any dedicated artist will do. Rachael has been a part of the Collage Salon team for about four years and is a big part of the reason that Collage Salon can say we have the best balayage in Alpharetta.
So if you’re looking for an Alpharetta balayage expert, give us a call or request an appointment online with Rachael or any of our other color specialists. We’ll make sure this back-to-school looks fabulous on you.