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What is balayage?

Balayage is a French word meaning sweep or paint, it has been around since the 70’s but has taken off over the last couple of years with the advance of both product and technique. It is done entirely freehand painting gently from the roots and bolder at the ends resulting in a softer look than more traditional woven highlights.

Why is balayage so popular?

Clients are seeing the gorgeous balayage finish on the catwalks and red carpets and it also requires little maintenance. It grows out beautifully and more naturally so you don’t get obvious re-growth and you have gorgeous looking hair for longer between appointments. And because you aren’t completely covering all of the hair in bleach or colour, there is less damage and dryness on your hair, meaning softer, healthier hair.

So what is ombré, sombre & layage?

Ombré is another French word meaning shadow and is a look rather than a technique like balayage. Being darker at the roots gradually getting lighter at the ends. Sombre is more subtle sun kissed look and layage is a technique where the hair is spread into small pieces flat and typically has multiple tones applied.

Like balayage, these looks can be as subtle or vibrant as you want, with toners now going from ash greys to violets and lavender to strawberry or more natural caramels and chocolate tones.

Lastly it’s worth noting that these are skilled techniques that require specialist training and I don’t advise you try these yourself at home. They should only be done by a fully trained professional who has experience in using these techniques.

Want to try balayage? Contact me for an appointment today.

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To celebrate the New Year, I’m offering a offer for new and existing clients throughout January. Visit me for an appointment in my new Ashtead, Surrey, hair salon and you’ll receive 10% off!

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Martin Pinkney Surrey Hairdresser Radio AppearanceAs a regular listener to Absolute Radio, when I heard Christian O’Connell ask a hairdresser to phone into the show I quickly dialled in. Much to my surprise I got through and Christian was looking for some styling advice on curling his daughter’s hair.

Being as Christian isn’t a professional hairdresser, I advised the Babyliss Pro Hair Curler would be the best tool for the job and being a local lad I even offered to source one for him to borrow!

Listen to my appearance for yourself, skip forward to around 40 minutes into the breakfast show.

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Choosing a new hairdresser can be a difficult decision to make, to help make that decision easier I’m offering a fantastic new client offer throughout November. Visit me for an appointment in my new Ashtead, Surrey, hair salon for the first time and you’ll receive 10% off! That’s not all, to mark the start of a great relationship, my new client offer also includes a complimentary hair treatment selected especially for your hair. Book your appointment today!

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I’m delighted to welcome you to my new look website and logo. Please take time to have a good look around, all of my services are detailed as well as a fabulous new gallery showcasing some of my work.

The new website has been designed to be fresh and modern, easy to navigate, mobile responsive, and shows off my great new logo and branding.

The blog is a new part of the site which allows me to tell you about latest news, share top tips and let you know about any events I’m attending. I’d love to hear what you think of my new site so please feel free to drop me an email at info@martinpinkneyhair.co.uk.

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