The literal definition of Balayage is sweeping. And, when used in reference to hairstyles Balayage technique typically means highlights painted on the surface of the hair to create a soft and elegant sweeping effect. The process of balayage hair color application starts at the roots and becomes heavier as it goes along the sections with the heavier spots at the ends of the sections.
The balayage effect can typically be done on any hair color and is all the rage right now in the hair industry. The balayage technique is best suited for long or medium length haired girls, where the true sweeping hair color effect can be noticed and save you a ton of money because they don’t have to be frequently touched up.