Frequently asked questions


What is Balayage?

Balayage was first developed in the 1970’s. It is a freehand colouring technique. This means the colour is applied to the hair freehand, rather than using standard foil or cap highlighting techniques.

The dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect. Please enquire.

What is Ombre?

Ombre is when all the hair at the bottom is coloured in to a lighter shade. If you have dark hair, it is generally bleached in to a lighter colour.

Are Balayage and Ombre the same thing?

No. In ombre, there is a clear fade line between the 2 colours. In balayage, there is no clear distinction. The colours blend seamlessly into highlights in your natural hair colour.

Is Balayage better for your hair?

Because balayage involves highlights that don’t saturate your hair in colour dye or bleach, you can enjoy healthier hair.

Also, as balayage blends the highlights in to your natural hair colour, there is no visible regrowth. This means you won’t need to colour your hair every 6-8 weeks.

How are foils different to Balayage?

Balayage involves freehand colouring to the hair. This results in the highlights seamlessly blending in to your natural hair colour. This means there is no visible regrowth as your hair grows.

Foils have a visible colour difference between the natural and foiled hair as sections of hair are coloured. This means when you will have visible regrowth lines in 6-8 weeks using foils.

If you prefer not to colour your hair regularly, balayage is for you.

How can I keep my hair healthy when getting foils?

There are 2 main options. The first is to always use a moisturiser on your hair regularly. This will help counteract any drying you may experience from colouring your hair.

The second is to consider using a different colouring technique, such as balayage. Balayage is a freehand technique that blends the highlights into your natural hair colour. This means that there is no clear colour lines between the natural and coloured hair, hence no visible regrowth in 6-8 weeks. This is turn means you won’t need to colour your hair as frequently using balayage.

What is the difference between foils and streaks?

Foils and streaks are 2 different methods to get to the same result. Foils involve using foils to cover sections of hair that have had colour applied.

While streaks involve the use of a cap. The cap his holes all over, through which the hair is pulled. It is these sections of hair that are coloured.

Can I get my hair done while I’m taking medication?

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this. We recommend speaking to your medical practitioner and following their advice.

How long does it take to colour my hair?

Time taken can vary, depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Somewhere between 2 to 3 hours is normal.

Do you do spiral perms?

Yes, we do. They take around 3 hours to complete.

Should I get a perm?

Perms are very useful. They can be used to provide shape to curly hair, controlling the hair in to specified curls. Perms are also used to put a wave in to straight hair, allowing a quick and easy styling.

Are hair colour chemicals harsh?

Hair products have come a long way. Our preferred colour brand is Affinage. Visit for details on the technology they use to create safer and safer products.

What is the difference between foils and highlights?

Foils involve sectioning off thin sections of hair to highlight. Highlights involve sectioning off thicker
sections of hair.