The Art of Balayage

French for sweep—Balayage is a technique for colouring hair that’s perfect for the summer. It gives a sun-kissed, natural look to hair by painting colour onto its surface rather than saturating it.

This soft, subtle technique is completely bespoke to every client, but because foils and meche aren’t used your colour technician needs to be an expert to get balayage right. Step in Laurent Bressolles, his experience, skill and attention to detail give his clients great results every time they come to The French Reception. Whether it’s matching colour to skin tone or anticipating the latest trends to create a bolder look, Laurent really knows what makes a great balayage; after all it’s a French technique, so he should.

Balayage may be a difficult technique for the average hairdresser to master but it couldn’t be easier to maintain. It grows out more naturally, so there’s no obvious regrowth line and this means it can be worn for longer between appointments or grown out completely without the need for extra colour. And with our range of Kevin Murphy shampoos, conditioners, and hair products, all available to buy in the salon, your colour will be well protected. 

You won’t be disappointed if you book in with Laurent for this timeless, low maintenance and more natural colour technique this summer.

Balayage hair colour

Featured…

Hairdressing Job — We Are Hiring!

Hairdressing job at The French Reception!   The French Reception has quickly become Harrogate's go-to hair salon and was recently voted as one of the top 3 salons in Harrogate. Now in our 6th year of trading we are again looking to expand our team as we grow the...

COLOR.ME by Kevin Murphy

We’ve recently changed our hair colour line to COLOR.ME by Kevin Murphy. We love Kevin Murphy hair products and were overwhelmed by COLOR.ME when we were first introduced to it. COLOR.ME delivers high performance, natural looking results whilst moisturising and...

Hair Artist — Bob Recine.

Bob Recine was first introduced to hair when he met legendary French hairdresser Jean Louis David through his friendship with Andy Warhol as a young musician and artist in 1970's New York. Recognising Recine's talent, David invited Recine back to Paris with him,...

Gin Anyone?

As our regular customers will already know we love a good Gin and Tonic at The French Reception, especially when we're handing them to our clients. Our staple Gin over the last 12 months has been Portobello Road (still one of our favourites) but more recently we've...