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Balayage or Highlights – Which Hair Lightening Technique is Best for You?

February 12, 2024 in Hair Trends 2024

Balayage and Highlights are two popular hair lightening techniques, each with its own unique application, maintenance, time commitment, and cost.


Application:  Involves hand painting bleach onto the hair, typically on the top layer, for a blended and seamless look. While traditionally done without foils, variations like foilayage incorporate foils for similar effects.

Maintenance: Due to its natural appearance and gradual root growth, Balayage is low maintenance, with some clients going up to 6 months between appointments.

Time: The timing varies based on hair length, density, and desired brightness, typically taking 2.5 to 4 hours. It often involves toning, but not always!

Cost: Ranges from $150 to $300 depending on factors like location, stylist experience, and technique.  At Blush Beauty Bar, our Balayage cost ranges from $180-$225 without including a cut or toner!

Full Highlight 

Application: Bleach is applied to sections of the hair and enclosed in foils for maximum lift. It aims for an all-over blonde look, with trends favoring subtle, blended highlights.

Maintenance: Similar to Balayage, maintenance depends on root growth, with a toner often applied post-highlighting for warmth or coolness.  In a Highlight service, the lightener is typically brought up as close to the scalp as possible, which does require more maintenance.

Time: Timing is comparable to Balayage, ranging from 2.5 to 4 hours depending on hair specifics and desired outcome.

Cost: Typically falls between $100 and $250, influenced by factors like salon location, stylist expertise, and hair length.  At,Blush Beauty Bar our Balayage cost ranges from $180-$225 without including a cut or toner!

Partial Highlight

Partial highlights are a great option for those looking to add dimension to their hair without committing to a full highlight. This technique focuses on applying bleach to specific sections of the hair, usually around the face and crown, to create a natural, sun-kissed look.

Application: Similar to full highlights, bleach is applied to selected sections of the hair and then enclosed in foil for maximum lift. The goal is to create contrast and brightness in certain areas while leaving other parts of the hair untouched for depth and dimension.

Time: Since partial highlights only target specific sections of the hair, the timing is typically shorter than full highlights or balayage. Depending on the desired outcome and hair type, partial highlights can take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours.

Cost: Partial highlights generally cost less than full highlights or balayage since they require less product and time. Prices can vary depending on salon location, stylist expertise, and hair length, but typically range from $80 to $180. At Blush Beauty Bar, our partial highlights range from $90 to $130, excluding additional services like a cut or toner.


The Bangs Revival: Finding Your Perfect Style in 2024

February 7, 2024 in Hair Trends 2024

Bangs, or fringe as they’re sometimes called, have a rich history dating back to ancient Egypt. While their popularity has ebbed and flowed over the years, 2024 marks a major comeback for this timeless hairstyle. With various styles to choose from, the ultimate question remains: Which style of bangs is right for you? Let’s explore three popular options making waves in 2024.

1. Curtain Bangs:

Curtain bangs offer a versatile and effortless look, characterized by shorter lengths in the middle that gradually blend into longer strands on the sides. This style complements most face shapes, particularly those with larger foreheads. With its low-maintenance nature, curtain bangs are perfect for those seeking a chic yet practical hairstyle. While they grow out seamlessly and require fewer trims, adding volume and bounce may require a quick styling routine each morning.

2. Baby Bangs:

Making a bold statement in 2024, baby bangs are short, reaching only 1-2 inches down the forehead from the hairline. This edgy style is not for the faint of heart and is best suited for individuals with oval faces, as its blunt and square shape may intensify natural angles in the face. However, be prepared for regular upkeep and consistent trims to maintain the sharpness of this trendy look.

3. Side Swept Bangs:

Once a staple of the early 2000s, side swept bangs have returned with a vengeance. Flattering for most face shapes, they particularly enhance round faces by creating the illusion of a longer facial structure. Whether short and blunt or long and wispy, side swept bangs offer versatility and elegance. They’re an excellent choice for those with thinner hair, as they can add fullness and texture to any hairstyle.

In Conclusion…

In the midst of the bangs revival of 2024, finding the perfect style is essential to showcasing your individuality and enhancing your overall look. Whether you opt for the effortless charm of curtain bangs, the boldness of baby bangs, or the timeless elegance of side swept bangs, embracing this classic hairstyle is sure to make a statement. So, which style of bangs is right for you? The choice is yours to make.