Color & Highlighting

colorFrom Balayage to traditional foiling and block coloring, Studio Piraino’s stylists have many coloring and highlighting techniques in their toolbox to help you achieve the look you want.

Studio Piraino stylists are students of the Jamison Shaw Academy, the world-renowned experts on the Balayage highlighting technique. Using the Balayage (the French word for sweep) technique, we paint highlights directly onto dry hair with a brush, achieving beautiful results that mimic natural “sun kissed” highlights.

According to Vogue Magazine, Balayage is “the go-to for modern, chic hair. Balayage creates depth and dimension, and leaves you with a sun-kissed finish.” The technique is worn by Australian actress Rose Byrne, Lauren Conrad, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Erin Wasson.

Developed in the ’70s, Balayage is a freehand French highlighting technique where the color is applied by hand rather than using traditional foils or caps. The best results of Balayage is in longer hair, but it can be used in even the shortest styles.

With Balayage, you can achieve many different effects, whether you want something soft and natural, or something strong and punky. It is most beautiful in a flowing hairstyle finished with loose curls or tousled, so you can see the color variations ribbon through your hair.

It is also a very low maintenance and economical highlighting technique because you never have a solid demarcation line or regrowth. Initially, you do need three appointments to really build up the colour. These appointments are spaced six weeks apart, and then you can go up to four months without having more balayage. And, we can freshen up the colour in between appointments.

Balayage is best done on natural hair, but initially the look can be achieved in combination with foils until the hair is ready to have only balayage.

JSA_logoYour Bayalage color will always look its best if your hair is healthy. We recommend that you always use professional salon shampoos and conditioners, and make sure to maintain your color with regular Bayalage treatments.