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Definition: Baliage

Baliage is a French freestyle technique of creating natural, hand-painted highlights. In French, le balayage means "strands of color." The technique can be done in a chunky or subtle way, but the effect is generally softer since the highlights are more sparse than with a methodical aluminum foil technique. It's a great way to achieve a natural, beachy, and relaxed bright look.

Baliage is less time-consuming than getting a full head of traditional highlights. It is easier to maintain, too, since the roots will blend in with the rest of your hair as they grow in.


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Lilie Lilie 9 years
OMG, you girls didn't knew about balayage ? That's very popular over here ! By the way I adore the word "baliage", very nice translation :)
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Easier to maintain is always good!
GossipAngela GossipAngela 9 years
me likey =) might ask about this next time in salon
Professorluv Professorluv 9 years
Sounds kind of cool! Might try it.......
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