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#05-05, S238872

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Balayage On Asian Hair: Top 7 Myths Vs Facts You Must Know

Balayage is a French term that refers to an in-salon hand-painting hair colouring technique. That aims to create natural-looking, multi-dimensional, and celebrity-worthy hair colours. Before heading to your upcoming colour service, here are 7 myths vs facts about Balayage you must know first:

Balayage On Asian Hair: Myth #1

Myth #1: Asking A Hairstylist to Copy Techniques Found Online that are Usually Done on Caucasian’s Hair will Definitely Achieve What I Have in Mind

Balayage On Asian Hair: Fact #1

  • Copying a Hand-Painting Technique Wholesale Without Customisation and Improvisation is a Recipe for Disaster.

"Asian's hair texture is completely different from Caucasian's. In terms of colour pigments, thickness, and ability to lighten in a single session. Moreover, everyone's existing hair colour and condition are different. 

This means that an experienced hairstylist must definitely tailor a mix of different colouring techniques and colours. To achieve similar (but not 100% alike) colour styles you find on Pinterest, Youtube and Instagram. This brings us to the next myth..." Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Wai Kan

Balayage On Asian Hair: Myth #2

Myth #2: If a Hair Stylist is Not Hand-painting My Hair, He is Not Doing It Right

Balayage On Asian Hair: Fact #2

  • Customising a Colour Style on Asian's Hair Usually Entails a Combination of Different Colouring Techniques Other Than Hand-painting.

"There's no one single or standardise approach to creating any colour style. In order to achieve a similar result of what customers want - while tailoring it to her face shape, hair texture and condition. Other techniques such as Babylights; Foil Highlights; Panel Highlights; Teaselights; Air Touch Colouring; might also be incorporated." Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Wai Kan

Balayage On Asian Hair: Myth #3

Myth #3: I Can Request Not to Have Brassy Hair After a Hand-painting Colouring Service

Balayage On Asian Hair: Fact #3

  • All Dye Jobs Will Fade to a Brassy Shade Overtime.

"Red and orange pigments are rampant in Asian hair. Which means overtime when the artificial dyes fade away, it will expose these warm pigments, resulting in brassy hair. It usually requires two or more separate lightening sessions to remove the warm pigments sufficiently. Hence, reducing the rate of our hair turning brassy. Tips: Daily use of Blue colour depositing homecare will also help fight against brassiness too." Director of Chez Vous Salon, Victor Liu

Balayage On Asian Hair: Myth #4

Myth #4: A Good Hair Stylist will be able to Transform My Hair from Dark to Icy Blonde Within a Single Salon Session

Balayage On Asian Hair: Fact #4

  • Going from Dark to Light is a Process and a Journey, NOT a One-off Session. (Unless We Want Our Hair "Fried")

"Going from dark to extreme lightness is usually not doable in one salon visit. Especially so with hand-painting colouring techniques (when compared to other colouring techniques). Even for someone as rich and well-resourced like Khloe Kardashian, it takes several sessions in a year to transform her hair from dark brown to pale blonde." Director of Chez Vous Salon, Victor Liu

Even for someone as rich and well-resourced like Khloe Kardashian, it takes several sessions in a year to transform her hair from dark brown to pale blonde

Balayage On Asian Hair: Myth #5

Myth #5: I Can Achieve Gorgeous-looking Balayage Even Without Using Bleach

Balayage On Asian Hair: Fact #5

  • The Options for Non-bleach Balayage are Limited.

"For Non-bleach Balayage on dark-coloured hair, we can opt for colours like Chocolate; Cold Brew; Cinnamon Brown; or Scarlet Brown. But do note that the contrast will be lower and less multi-dimensional." Chief Director of Chez Vous Salon, Serene Tan

Balayage On Asian Hair: Myth #6

Myth #6: With Olaplex and other Bond-strengthening Treatments Added into the Lightener, My Hair Will Not Be Damaged

Balayage On Asian Hair: Fact #6

  • Olaplex and other Bond-strengthening Treatments Help Reduce the Damage Caused to the Hair. (Not Eliminating Them Completely)

"Technology has advanced considerably, allowing us to reduce damage by 20% with revolutionary products such as Goldwell BondPro. To better prep our hair before a hair colouring procedure, replace our usual conditioner with a protein-rich masque. (e.g. Goldwell Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask). Also, treating it weekly with bond-strengthening hair masque (e.g. Olaplex no. 3), before your next salon appointment is encouraged." Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Veyond Chong

Balayage On Asian Hair: Myth #7

Myth #7: Such Colour Styles Only Suit People Who Use A Curling Iron to Style Their Hair

Balayage On Asian Hair: Fact #7

  • It Can Be Customised for Straight Hair as Well.

"A hairstylist that's well-versed with Balayage will be able to blend the colours seamlessly for a look that suits both straight and wavy hair! Remember, avoid going for those chunky-highlights-looking Balayage hairstyles. As those are better suited for curls and waves. Otherwise, they will look like unappealing tiger stripes on straighter-looking hair texture." Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Wai Kan

Have any hair or hairstyle related concerns? Do contact us at [email protected] or drop us a message via our Instagram and Facebook page. We are more than happy to assist you! To book an appointment, email us or call us at 6732 9388. Visit Chez Vous (main outlet) at 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Podium, #05-05, Singapore 238872. We hope to see you soon!

About Chez Vous

Chez Vous - some media friends label us as one of the leading names of luxury hair salons in Singapore. While others identify us as the topmost innovator in professional hair services. But, we beg to differ. We merely see ourselves as an underdog striving for continuous improvement in everything we do. So, that we can offer our guests, friends and family nothing but the best for their hair.

Since our inception in 1995, Chez Vous has distinguished ourselves with top-notch quality, dedicated service, and bespoke hair treatments. Courtesy of our "Only Hair Directors Allowed" policy, we are able to retain an unparalleled roster of beauty experts.

Over the years, we're humbled to gain recognition from media like Harper's Bazaar, The Singapore Women's Weekly, and Her World. Blessed with multiple awards and accolades for the Best Hair Salon for Haircuts, Colours, Perms and Treatments in Singapore. We promised to strive for continuous improvement and will work harder to not let all our loyal customers down.

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