The Best Balayage Hair Colour at David Youll Hair Salon in Paignton, Devon

Balayage continues to reign supreme as one of the most popular hair colour looks around.  This beautiful, low maintenance look involves us creating natural looking highlights throughout your hair to flatter your style and features.

Our colour technicians are masters of hair colour and can create the perfect balayage for you.  We use the very latest techniques and top of the range hair colour products to create a bespoke result to that will work with your personal style and skin tone.

As balayage takes the world of hair colour by storm, why not book a consultation to find out how we can make this look work for you?  You can find out everything you need to know about balayage below.

Please Note:  If you are new to hair colour or have not had a hair colour with us in the past 6 months,  you will require a quick skin test to be carried out at a minimum of 48 hours before to your appointment to check for any allergic reactions to the hair colour.

What is Balayage?

The word balayage is comes from the French and translates to "sweeping". It involves adding soft highlights to your hair in a sweeping motion to give it a beautiful natural look.  This free-hand technique allows us to place your highlights exactly where they are needed, achieving a subtler effect than that created with conventional foil highlights as we can avoid creating any hard lines in the colour.  The result is a bespoke look which can be adapted to your individual personality and style.

Balayage hair colour can look fabulous on all shades of hair including blondes, brunettes and even grey hair!  As well as working well with all natural hair colour shades, such as rich brunette or cool blonde tones, balayage is also an excellent way to try out a flash of a bright fashion colour such as an on-trend pastel shade.

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Your Balayage Consultation, Paignton 

Book in for your balayage colour consultation at our salon in Paignton and we will assess the current condition and colour of your hair and advise you on the results we can achieve. We will give you a no-obligation quote once we've assessed your hair. Maintaining the condition of your hair is always a priority for us so our hair colour experts will tailor your hair colour to create a fabulous, bespoke balayage look without causing damage to your hair.  We may also recommend carrying out a hair strengthening treatment prior to your hair colour service.

We will also ask you to come to book a simple allergy test at the salon a minimum of 48 hours before your balayage colour appointment to make sure that you don't have any allergic reactions to the colours that we use.

The Reverse Balayage & Shadow Root Balayage

Reverse balayage is a low maintenance hair colouring technique which uses darker shade lowlights to infuse depth and dimension into the hair. The results are stunning.

 If your blonde balayage has become too bright or brassy, reverse balayage can tone it down and as the colours used are typically closer to your natural shade, it’ll be even less noticeable when your hair grows - meaning you will need less root touch-ups.

Root Shadowing, Root Stretching & Colour Melts

One of the most asked for fashionable hair colour trends in our Paignton hairdressers is colour melt hair. The effect is designed so you can't tell where one colour starts and the other one ends. We can ‘stretch’ or ‘drag’ out your root colour, adding multi-dimensional shades, growing lighter towards the ends of your hair.

To create a natural, lived-in look, a subtle transition between lighter highlights, or a blonde balayage, is 'melted' with the root colour to create softer, less obvious lines of demarcation which you often get from traditional foil highlights. 

Colour melt hair can be low maintenance if you opt for natural shades of brown and blonde, however, bright, vivid hair colours that are different to your natural root colour will require more regular top-ups.

The Money Piece

Also known as face frame colour or face framing highlights, the 'money piece' gives a nod to the chunky highlights seen in the ’90s with bold strips of colour being added as a contrasting shade to the rest of the head. 

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Balayage Hair Colours For Brunettes

Liven up a dull, brown hair with a scattering of sun kissed blonde balayage highlights. Bronze and reddy tones create a subtle contrast while caramel tones or a rich, chocolatey brunette balayage add warmth. Your first step towards stunning hair colour is to join us for a complimentary hair colour consultation where the balayage experts in Paignton 's  David Youll hair salon can discuss the look you want to create. For lots of balayage hair ideas and colour inspiration, visit our Instagram page.

Balayage Hair Colours For Blondes

As well as ash blonde tones and sun kissed blonde hues, a huge hair colour trend is bronde balayage. Created by mixing blonde and brunette shades together, to create a stunning sun kissed look. We can tailor our balayage hair colouring techniques to get a colour that is individual to you – whether it be soft, subtle, strong or bold.

Balayage Hair Colours For Red Heads

Fashion coloured balaayge such as pink & purple are pretty and turn heads for all the right reasons. We have a wide range of hair colours to choose from including pillar box red, red copper tones, rose gold to bold pastel colours and bright fashion hues.

Visit The Balayage Specialists In Paignton, Devon 

Our creative team have a vast array of experience with clients recommending us as the best hairdressers in Paignton, Devon for balayage. To book your hair colour appointment please call our friendly and professional team on 01803 524416 or book online.

The proof is in our reviews... We have the best salon reviews from happy clients that have loved the hair cuts, styles and hair colours. 

Balayage At David Youll Hair Salon – FAQ’s

What’s The Difference Between Balayage and Ombré?


Ombré (another French word which means 'to shadow') produces a more contrasting two-tone effect, usually by creating hair colour that is darker at the roots and lighter at the ends of the hair.  In contrast, balayage gives a more multi-dimensional result with hair colours hand-painted in vertical sections as if to simulate where the sun might catch the light on your hair.

There are many ways your David Youll stylist can use balayage hair colour including colour blending, root stretching, colour melt and free-hand highlights.  If you’ve seen a hair look you love, bring us in an image and we’ll adapt the look for you.

How Long Will It Take To Create Balayage Hair Colour?


The length of your amount of time taken will depend on whether you choose a full balayage colour service throughout your hair or if you are adding a few highlights, for example around your face.  Your hair may also require some preparation to achieve the final result you are aiming for.

Book in for a complimentary colour consultation and we will assess your hair and be able to advise you on how long it will take to create the look you desire.

Do you offer balayage consultations at David Youll hair salon in Paignton, Devon?


Yes, we do. Book your balayage colour consultation at our salon in Paignton by calling 01803 524416 and we will assess the current condition and colour of your hair and advise you on the results we can achieve.

How often do I need balayage top ups?


Balayage is relatively low maintenance as your root regrowth is less noticeable than with other colour techniques.  However, we do recommend you visit your colourist every 8-12 weeks to freshen up your colour.

How much does balayage cost?


Pricing depends on the Stylist level you select. View our full-service menu and price list. Please note, new clients will be asked to have a consultation and a skin test is required at least 48 hours prior to hair colouring appointments.