BALAYAGE vs HIGHLIGHTING
There is a big difference between the two most notably the bleach..Balayage traditionally uses a clay bleach ...it works slowly and creates a much softer look.
The Balayage pieces should be very close and soft at the root leading to a thicker highlight at the ends of the hair. Balayage should be applied on the surface of the section and not saturated through the section until the very tips, otherwise you would have a streak of color that isn't very soft at all. This is a perfect compliment to grey coverage as it can impart lightness around the face without removing root color..
Traditional highlighting uses regular powder bleach (which is far more aggressive) and foils to create heat and is applied closer to the root so requires more upkeep as your roots grow out.
Balayage has softer, less noticeable regrowth lines than traditional highlights - the principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks. There's no stripy look like you can get with foil highlights, Balayage emulates the parts of your hair that would naturally lighten in the sun.
Which is best for you? Let's discuss at your complimentary consultation...