Balayage vs. Hair Painting: How They Differ
Isn't balayage the same as hair painting?
"No," says Eva Scrivo, balayage expert, salon owner and founder of the Eva Scrivo Academy (NYC). "There is a lot of misinformation out there. They are different, and the more you learn about this craft, the better you will be!"
In a nutshell, hair painting is when you paint both the top and bottom of the strand, recreating the look of a soft foil. Balayage is painting the surface of the strand, creating a built-in lowlight.
In this video, Scrivo breaks down the differences, chats about clay-based lighteners, the differences of white and blue bleaches, what to do with very dark, coarse hair and more. (Check out her academy: go to EvaScrivo.com and click on the academy page...and this just in! You can use points to go to the academy!)
This is a great video for all the balayage geeks out there.