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Balayage Hair Color “The Current Trend”

Hair Color is bigger then ever; new techniques are so common it may be impossible to keep up. What we love and appreciate at Let’s Talk About Your Hair are techniques that are cool and can support today’s trends. Balayage is certainly one of those types of techniques. Introduced in the 70’s, It means “to sweep”. Think of Farrah Fawcett and how popular her natural looking highlights became. What has happened over the last 40 years to hair color are also the release of products that are even more suitable to creativity, taking this time tested technique to the next level.

SO Balayage is French and means “to Sweep”, and what we have seen develop is that colorist have placed their own signature to this creative format of applying color to hair. Today the application of color is supported by the abundance of amazing colors to create anything a client wants. Creativity abounds. This incredible pallet is best used in the hands of artists that really enjoy the process and have learned to excel. The idea of creative freedom is awesome and in the wrong hands very dangerous. Our advice is that learning to pronounce the word "Balayage" is the smallest part of the journey for professional colorists.

Jason Kearns, Owner of Kearns & Company in Toronto took some time out of his schedule to share his salons thoughts. I asked him to share how his salon was taking Balayage into the new millennium for today’s modern looks. Here is what Jason had to share; “Master Colorist Aaron Obryan, has helped redefine our color department. Our Salon does not look towards overt colors but rather we concentrate on highlights and lots of browns. Aaron’s ability to create shiny, healthy, lasting color has become one of our salons signatures.” His Balayage work is amazing, whether looking to recreate what the sun has done for the hair or “delivering really good stronger colors that do not fade” Aaron is right on point. A clear use of fundamentals and understanding of the techniques has allowed this Toronto based color department to flourish.

Jason's feeling about color is similar to ours “Color is not complicated, hair is like the alphabet, you need to learn the rules first so you can break them later”. We love Salons and colorists that are experts on breaking “the rules”.


H A I R , A R T D I R E C T I O N & CO N C E P T
Jason Kearns
Kearns & Company Salon | Toronto
MA K E U P
David Govia, Judy Inc.
WA R D R O B E S T Y L I N G
Joan Balder
#1 Plum jersey dress with beaded
necklace attached - Robert Rodriguez - Corbo Studio
Silver cuff - Lissa Bjewelled
#2 Pearl top - Lucian Matis
Silver cuff - Lissa Bjewelled
#3, 4, & 5 Black leather fitted dress - Robert Rodriguez - Corbo Studio
#6 Black tube dress - multi coloured necklace - Rita Tesolin
H A I R P R O D U C T S
LaCoupe
P H O T O G R A P H Y
Richard Dubois

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