Sweeping Technique Sweeps the States
You know what’s not ok? Everything about Kelly Clarkson’s highlights pictured here. I mean, highlights are supposed to look like we achieved gorgeously varied locks through our genetic blessings alone, right? Kelly’s, however, scream ‘i dipped my poor, pretty brown hair into a giant bowl of bleach and finished by squeezing cherry juice on top’. Platinum blond highlights on chocolate brown hair – really? I think we can all agree, that when it comes to highlighting our hair, the goal is to get an effortless look – one that keeps people wondering if your tresses are painted by the rays of the sun or your stylist at a salon.
Tin foil highlights will leave you with chunky, unnatural looking color. As a heat conductor, the foil acts as a literal oven for your hair, singeing your strands as you bleach them. That is why Verve Wellness has implemented a system that has worked in Paris for over forty years.
The new highlighting trend is called balayage, and its success certainly has people talking. It is a unique technique where qualified stylists literally paint your hair! The untrained eye would see a stylist haphazardly sweeping paint from the root of the client to the very tip. However, in actuality, balayage stylists are very precise in their positioning of the highlights. They apply more color to the tip of the hair and keep the hair at the base much lighter. This is the technique that allows hair that is growing out to keep from showing its roots.
As brushes sweep through hair, this trend continues to sweep through the United States. It is especially popular in urban areas, and it is now available at Verve Wellness, one of the most prestigious salons in Pittsburgh.