Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color with a softer grow out process where outgrowth is not as noticeable. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks. Balayage is a hand painting color technique where the color is lightly brushed on the hair strand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. Balayage can be used on shorter hair lengths as well however the true Balayage look really comes to life on medium to long hair.


You can achieve so many different effects from soft, natural highlights to something bold and dramatic. This look is low maintenance and easy to keep up. Your technicians at Alwin Anthony Salon realize that customers in Chicagoland are always ON THE GO, therefore Balayage is becoming a great choice for the ‘busy’ because you can look great in between your Balayage appointments.

Not all Balayage is created equal, as many Balayage salon guests are going for different looks and will need to maintain their look at different rates. You will need to have a minimum of three appointments to really build up the color initially. These appointments are spaced six weeks apart. From there you could go up to four months without having more Balayage. Your future plan following would be to come into Alwin Anthony Salon for a Surface Shine Overlay and a custom salon treatment to restore the color & Balayage in between appointments.

We look forward to seeing you at Alwin Anthony Salon!

16 North Whitney Street
Grayslake, IL 60030


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