It’s time to add the word “Foilyage” to your vocabulary, people.
The term is a portmanteau of foils + balayage. Yep, you guessed it — it’s a similar look to balayage, but instead of being done freehand it’s created using foils, which intensifies the colour.
It’s ideal for achieving that natural “I-spent-my-summer-frolicking-in-the-sun” highlighted hair.
“It’s similar to balayage and ombre techniques, where pieces of hair are specifically targeted with powder lightener or high lift tint to embrace the sun-kissed look,” explains Mary Dixon of Brisbane’s award-winning Plum Hair Body Beauty salon.
“It’s a fairly new term but rapidly becoming popular.”
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However, it’s got some significant advantages over the traditional balayage or ombre — namely the fact that it means brunettes and those with darker hair can finally jump on the balayage train.
“It has a more natural appeal without drying the hair out too much,” says Dixon.
“Clients of all ages benefit from this technique.”
It also works on all colours, particularly those with darker hair who might have previously refrained from balayage for fear of ruining their hair with the necessary bleach. (Post continues after gallery.)