One of the most common questions I get asked is about my hair, so I thought I'd try to give an insight into what I know and have learnt along the way (keeping in mind I am not a hairdresser or have any training on the matter).
I had my first balayage colour done about 4 years ago and have had it re-done perhaps 4-5 times since then. The most important things i've learnt are...
1) Ask for it to be SUBTLE! You don't actually want for it to look look like a serious case of the re-growth monster. The colour needs to fade into your natural root colour so you can't really tell when the lighter colour has begun.
2) Because the ends of the hair have been lightened they're going to get dry and suffer from split ends. Work a treatment through such as Moroccan Oil and get a trim every couple of months. Having long gorgeous hair is a waste of time if the last 10cm is dead.
3) If you're a brunette like me I hate it when the ends get brassy, so make sure you use a colour stay shampoo and conditioner to keep it looking it's best for longer.
Latest colour is by Jaye Edwards Hair in Sydney
Photos taken with Instagram