Let’s find out everything about the new hair lightening technique with an ultra natural effect called foilayage!
Thanks to the new foilayage technique, we can achieve the classic sunkissed effect all year round! Here is an innovative hair lightening method ready to set the trend in 2022, with a luminous but extremely natural result. Let’s find out how it’s done, the differences with other similar coloring services and photos of the most beautiful look ideas to be inspired by.
WHAT IS FOILAYAGE AND IT MEANS
The term “Foilayage” comes from the fusion of two words, “foil” and “balayage” and we will explain why. Foilayage was invented in France and represents the fusion of two very popular lightening techniques: freehand balayage and highlights or highlights, the classic streaks obtained with the use of foils, the foil sheets traditionally used by the hairdresser . However, we are talking about a hair lightening service not confined only to the summer period, but suitable for all seasons. Who is it good for? Foilayage is good for both light (blonde) and dark (brown) hair due to the naturalness of the final result, as we are about to see. It is not suitable for black hair.
HOW TO DO IT: FOILAYAGE COLORING TECHNIQUE
How is foilayage made? The hair colorist applies the color freehand only on some carefully selected strands, just like for balayage. A second step follows this step, the one that gives the first part of the name to the technique: in fact the sections are wrapped in maps, defined in English as foils. And here is the real revolution, why? In this way the lightening process is accelerated and the result is lighter and brighter locks than the classic balayage and summer sunkissed effects such as summer illuminage. In addition, a very natural final effect is obtained even at the root, while achieving visible lightening.
In fact, the combination of the two techniques makes the hair multidimensional with a very refined sun-kissed effect. In the Toni & Guy salons, the brand that is launching the trend for 2022, High Gloss toner is used to complete the job by lightening the lengths and giving intensity to the color at the root. The technique gives both already blond and light brown hair and dark brown hair, creating bold and three-dimensional color effects but at the same time soft and homogeneous. Certainly one of the most interesting winter hair color trends! And if you like these effects on your hair, check out French balayage too!
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOILAYAGE, BALAYAGE AND MECHES / HIGHLIGHTS
But what are the main differences between the three hair color techniques that aim to lighten the hair?
- The streaks, also called highlights or highlights, are made using foils, isolating individual strands and then proceeding with the dyeing. Color is most often applied from the hair root. The final effect are well-defined luminous locks, which create a contrast with the rest of the hair, as shown by Jessica Scott Santo.
- With balayage, the colorist applies the dye to the locks by hand, without foils. The result is more harmonious lightening that melts creating a very natural effect, and more generally the roots are left in their color, so the hair service needs less maintenance.
- Foilayage is the fusion of the two previous techniques, with a brighter result. Usually the color is not applied from the root but focuses more on the tips. To prevent the dyed strands from mixing with the undyed ones, the colourist uses two sheets to hold the dye in place as it performs its action. Foils accelerate the lightening process with a brighter final effect.
FOILAYAGE HAIR CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Foilayage generally needs little maintenance, just go to the hairdresser for regrowth at least once every two months and pass a toning every 5 or 6 weeks to give new light and intensity to the shades. This makes hair salon touch-ups less frequent. To preserve the shine, it is also necessary to use products suitable for treated, bleached and dyed hair at home. So let’s wash our hair with shampoo and conditioner for colored colors and let’s not forget a suitable mask to nourish them and preserve their shine. Base hair is bleached, so we also suggest heat protection products before drying and styling the hair.
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