Balayage at adore #atlantahaircolor

 In Hair Trends

These days, the look is sun-kissed, grown out and slightly unkept. These styles add depth, dimension and they require a little less upkeep. Over the past few seasons, we have seen our adore client’s stepping away from traditional foil highlights and solid all-over color to softer and more natural looking hues.

Balayage? Sombré? Babylights? SO, What’s the difference? We want you to get familiar with these low-maintenance styles before your next date with your Atlanta colorist.


Balayage, taken from the French word meaning “to sweep”, is a freehand technique in which swatches of hair are sectioned and hand painted against a backing board with a lightening agent. After painting, each swatch is covered in cellophane. As balayage highlights are less systematically placed, you end up with fatter, less symmetrical, more random highlights, resulting in a more casual finish.

You can balayage a short style, but for best results, it works on thick, heavy hair that sits below the shoulders. Balayage is a great option if you like the look of chunkier highlights with more contrast and less blonde.


With sombré, the lighter sections start up a bit higher and the lower lengths have ribbons of dark colour for a more gradual transition. Just like its predecessor ombre, the worn-in sombre look is perfectly low-maintenance. There’s no need for constant touch-ups due to there being no clear demarcation line or regrowth – making it a budget friendly option, too.


We’ve gone into highlights by way of foils and balayage, but did you know there are different degrees of highlighting? Babylights are much finer.

The hair is separated into itsy-bitsy sections and color is applied to each group of strands. You’re left with a more multidimensional, radiant, natural-looking finished look. Basically, it’s recreating the hair color you had when you were a precious young one.

So, hopefully we’ve cleared up a bit of the confusion.  There is a reason adore hair studio has been named one of Atlanta’s Top Salons, our seasoned group can make you fall in love with your color again. Life is too short, not to adore your 5

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