Anyone know what ‘balayage’ hair is? I didn’t until a couple of weeks ago. It’s hand painted highlights to give a natural blended and youthful look. Anyway I’ve been in stuck in a hair rut for months. And in case you haven’t noticed my hair is poker straight and VERY DULL.. It was time for a make-over.
So I got lucky! One of my PR friends works for London’s top hair salons Inanch London. Over a recent lunch I started obsessing over her glorious dark locks with sun-kissed end. “It’s a balayage” she told me. “You must try ….” – and immediately booked me into see Hassan at Inanch London who are specialists in balayage and ombre hair colouring.
Anyway this week I trotted off for a 5 hour appointment – yes it takes that long! And I’m hopeful it will make me look ten years younger 🙂
I was put in the safe hands of colour expert Hassan and after scouring google images we decided on the above look!
The first step was crazy back-combing! Every strand was carefully pushed back with a fine comb. I did get a little nervous when Hassan explained the next step was tinting the roots my now birds nest!
After he had put the colour on the roots he carefully bleached the ends, running the product through with his hands! It was then a 30 minute wait before he washed it out and carefully combed all the knots out – that did take some time! I’ve filmed all the process on the video below – do check out! Thank you Hassan, Inanch and Laura! You can find out more on Inanch London here – it’s on Great Portland Street, London W1 and has won loads of awards. My treatment costs from £300 and they are also specialists in hair-extensions. That might be my next hair adventure! Love Marie Louise x