If you’re familiar with hair color procedures, you may already know all about balayage, the process of painting bleach onto hair for subtle shading rather than obvious hair highlights. Foilyage, the newest hair trend to explode on the hair salon scene, takes that treatment a step further; it involves wrapping the painted sections in foil to enhance that ombre effect even further.
But what really makes foilyage turn heads everywhere? At Fantastic Sam’s Cut & Color in Denver, hairstylists explain three reasons foilyage is the next big thing:
- Works Well On Brunettes: While the subtlety of balayage hair highlights work well on blonde or lighter hair shades, people with darker locks need hair color treatment that has a more visible effect—foilyage delivers on that front. The foil seals in heat, which makes the hair get even lighter, making it easier to detect on darker hair. The foil also helps the dye to spread throughout the hair rather than just one side of it, allowing for more potent and even-looking highlights.
- Low-Maintenance: Foilyage is a great option for people with busy schedules, requiring just one touch-up every three to four months. In fact, the ombre effect becomes even more soft and natural looking as the roots grow out, so you may like your highlights the longer you have them. No need to scramble to the hair salon every month!
- Dries Out Hair Less: As opposed to getting balayage hair highlights, which can require a strong hair dryer for the color to come through, foilyage can achieve dramatic, yet natural-looking hair color without applying all that extra heat. This makes your hair less likely to dry out and less susceptible to unappealing split ends.
If you’ve held off on getting hair highlights because of your darker hair color, foilyage might be exactly what you’ve been waiting for! To make an appointment at a hair salon in Denver, visit the Fantastic Sams Cut & Color website.