The Must Have Hair Colour For 2021: Reverse Balayage

Like many other celebrities, the Kardashians have led the way with their fashion, beauty and hair innovations. Thanks to the gorgeous Khloe Kardashian, we are seeing a rise in requests for the new trend – reverse balayage.

Now, balayage has been a staple request in every salon for years now and to this day, we still see a high demand for this. We all know and love what a standard balayage is, but what exactly is a reverse balayage? Keep on reading as we dive into everything you need to know about this hot 2021 trend.


Balayage, Reverse Balayage…What’s the Difference?

As you likely know, the balayage technique is all about lightening up the hair while creating levels of contrast within the hair. Did you know that the word balayage actually originated from France? It is defined as a ‘technique for highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect’.

It is generally hand painted lightener, with smudged darker roots and an almost ombre-like effect.

As for reverse balayage, well, it’s the reverse of everything we mentioned above. Rather than focusing on highlighting and brightening the top level of the hair, we are focusing more on what’s deeper and underneath. It is predominately focused on lowlights in the underlayers and making them blend in with the rest of the hair to achieve a natural, I woke up like this, look. Through the use of this technique, hairdressers are able to add contrast with darker tones and create a shadow.


Why It’s Time to Switch to The Reverse

Other than it looks absolutely fabulous, it is extremely low maintenance. Without, the hard work of maintaining a blonde or even platinum colour, you’re left with perfectly contrasted hair that will seamlessly blends as your roots come through. We always suggest using a salon professional hair care system to maintain the colour and overall hair health.


Should I Get On The Reverse Bandwagon?

Look, if you’re ready to darken up your hair and deepen the tones for the winter season, then 100%. We say go for it! If you’re still looking to keep a light, bright and summery tone to your hair, then we suggest sticking to the traditional balayage.

If you’re ready to take on a reverse balayage, or if you’d like to stick to the traditional light and bright look, contact Azz Hair Design. Alternatively, you can book online today. After a consultation with our lovely ladies, we can make all your hair fantasy a reality.