Bad hair day? Get a new ‘do for the new season with the bayalage trend at Hare & Bone

Words Hannah Hopkins

Braving the Bayalage…

Anyone who gets blonde highlights knows how high maintenance they can be. With the rigmarole of getting them done every six weeks, the unflattering root regrowth, plus the cost, it can become very tiresome. If the upkeep is getting you down, then balayage could be the answer.

Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint, and once you’ve had it done, this will make perfect sense. Eager to free myself from highlights, but nervous about making a change, I book in with HARE & BONE – one of London’s leading colour specialists. The salon’s Founder Sam Burnett is a regular request for runway hair with a client list including Bora Aksu and Charli XCX and a portfolio spanning Wonderland, i-D and Nylon, so you know you’re in good hands.

Chloe, a Master Stylist, chats to me about the effect I want. She understands my wariness about going too dark and finds a golden tone of my natural colour that will blend in perfectly with lighter ends. She paints this tone onto the crown of my head, then starts to apply the colour, sweeping it through triangle sections of hair onto a foil. This gives it a natural transition from dark to light. She chops into my layers and gives me a long fringe, framing my face more definitively. The result is just what I’m after – low maintenance, sun-kissed looking locks that complement both my complexion and bone structure. I’m sold already, and after copious compliments since my appointment, will be booking in again.


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