Balayage has been the trend in hair coloring for years. But in 2022, the popular coloring technique will be replaced by this stylish hair trend: Color Sweep!
After highlights in cool platinum blonde, palm painting, and baby lights in pink, balayage 2.0 is now conquering hairdressing salons and the hearts of all celebrities, bloggers, and fashionistas. Because thanks to the pandemic and lockdown, anyone who regularly dyes their hair has had to make friends with their growing out roots. This has now created a new trend! We'll tell you everything you need to know about the Color Sweep and who the new dyeing technique is best suited for.
Do not worry! The popular balayage doesn't just go away. But it becomes a lot more natural and casual! Because with the Color Sweep (also called Color Melt), the colored hair, i.e. the lighter strands, is brought into close contact with the natural hair color. Instead of using a brush and foil, the hairdresser applies the color by hand and gently smudges it. The result: Natural, soft highlights and lowlights with a slight transition - even if the entire tips are colored.
The individual strands are about two shades lighter than the original hair color and can be set in almost all basic hair colors. With golden or silver reflections, a warmer or cooler tone can be achieved as desired. However, the approach is left out. Only along the forehead and the face are individual peaks lightened a little more. Best of all: Thanks to the Color Sweep, the hair can then remain untreated for six months and simply grow without any roots becoming unsightly.
Since the new dyeing technique looks super natural and blends with the natural hair color, Color Sweep also suits everyone. You can decide for yourself whether you want to go a bit lighter for the coming summer or just emphasize your complexion with shimmer effects. But the fact is: Your hair color will end up appearing much more complex and giving the hairstyle more dimension. That's why it's also perfect for anyone who has rather fine and thin hair and would like a little more volume (at least visually).
A question that is very easy to answer: this special dyeing technique definitely requires a steady hand and a practiced eye. So if you want the perfect color sweep, you should definitely go to a professional hairstylist! He can best advise you on which color nuances suit you and how the highlights best emphasize your face.
However, if you do decide to color your hair yourself, here is a handy balayage DIY guide that explains step-by-step how to go about giving your hair that special bright highlight. It's best to get the help of a friend for coloring because four hands make hair experiments a lot easier.
What are your thoughts on the new trend? Would the color sweep also be something for you? In any case, we are now in the mood for bright highlights and highlights for the summer. Best of all, the Balayage 2.0 is perfect for anyone with thin hair.