To give relief to its cut, we put on a coloring that has pep. If white hair asserts itself and takes power, we sublimate it by adopting the trend of the moment: reverse balayage. Stylish effect guaranteed.
White, gray, or salt and pepper hair are on the rise. Catwalks and social media, under the influence of the body positive movement, have democratized these colors once associated with age. If coming to terms with your gray is one way of taking a stand, it is also a great supplement to the pace. With rock and cool aura, these colors, which rise to the rank of fashion accessory, appeal to all women, even the youngest. Having white or gray hair is also an opportunity to have fun revisiting the most fashionable hair trends such as "reverse balayage".
Reverse balayage is a way to highlight white or gray hair by adding depth with darker undertones. A technique that flatters and gives relief to the hair, as the Jean Louis David website explains: "With this process, the hair is doubly sublimated: when it is let go, thanks to a play of shadow and light and when tied. Indeed, the lighter strands (located below) are highlighted once the lengths are rolled up in a bun or half-tail. If you are a fan of cornrows or cornrows, the reverse balayage will be a great more beautiful effect. " Women like Jamie Lee Curtis and Linda Rodin love this hair look, which they revisit with each of their appearances.
Ash balayage is another fun way to have some fun with salt and pepper hair. It's about mixing ash-blonde locks (a shade that naturally draws towards gray) with her graying or white hair. The result offers a very luminous effect that can approach polar blond. Driven by the hashtag #ashblond, this hair color trend already has more than 1 million followers on Instagram.
The ashy balayage technique, with a more melted finish, allows you to better tame the first gray hair, it is also ideal in the transition phase because it limits the root effect and too pronounced demarcations, and gives a blonde reflection to the whole hair (like Helen Mirren or Glenn Close).
Good news, unlike blonde balayage, reverse balayage on white, gray, or salt and pepper hair doesn't require regular salon maintenance. The color evolves naturally and without root effect. Between two sweeps, it is however recommended to nourish your hair with appropriate care and to neutralize the yellow reflections with anti-yellowing products or purple shampoos. Finally, this color is UV sensitive, so it is important to protect it in the event of sun exposure.
Inverted balayage on gray hair
Jamie Lee Curtis' reverse sweep
Pepper and Salt Reverse Balayage
Ash-blonde inverted balayage
Helen Mirren's inverted ashy balayage
Ash reverse sweep
Ash reverse balayage on gray hair
Long Square Inverted Sweep
Linda Rodin's inverted sweep