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The Lowdown on Highlights and Balayage in Birmingham: Choosing the Best Service for You at Our Salon




Spring is here, and most people right about now in Birmingham are enjoying milder temperatures, longer daylight hours, and craving something to make it “feel” like summer is right around the corner. In the realm of hair transformations, highlights reign supreme when the weather also takes a brighter turn. They're like the artist's brushstrokes on a canvas, adding depth, dimension, and vibrancy to your mane. But with a plethora of highlight techniques available, how do you choose the one that best suits your style and maintenance preferences? Fear not, for we're here to shed light on the diverse world of highlights, from classic to contemporary, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your tresses.


At GLAM, we understand that your hair is your crowning glory, and we're dedicated to helping you achieve the tresses of your dreams. With our team of expert colorists and stylists, our salon in Birmingham offers highlighting age balayage



services tailored to your individual preferences and lifestyle. Whether you're looking for classic highlights to elevate your elegance, foilyage for a bold yet graceful transformation, or balayage for an effortlessly organic look, we've got you covered. No matter how you’re looking to illuminate your features and show the world the best you, we'll make sure you leave our salon feeling like a million bucks.


Classic Highlights: Elevating Elegance


Let's start with the classic highlight, the tried-and-true method that never goes out of style. This technique involves weaving fine strands of hair and applying color to create subtle or bold streaks throughout the hair. Whether you desire sun-kissed blonde or rich brunette tones, classic highlights can achieve that coveted natural look with precision and finesse. The result? A radiant tresses that exude timeless elegance, perfect for those who seek a noticeable yet refined change. Think bout the fine facets in the hair of little ones: intricately woven like tiny threads of gossamer and caramel illuminating and complimenting the complexion for a natural glow.


Foilyage/Teasylights: Bold Impact, Gentle Transition


For those craving a more dramatic transformation without sacrificing the gracefulness of a grow-out, foilyage is the answer. This hybrid technique combines the intensity of traditional foil highlights with the soft, blended effect of balayage. By using foils to isolate sections of hair, colorists can achieve bold, multidimensional hues while maintaining a seamless transition at the roots. The result is a stunning cascade of color that appears effortlessly sun-kissed, requiring minimal upkeep and allowing for a graceful grow-out with each passing day. Stylists may also use the term “shadow root” or “root smudge” to add a little extra depth at the scalp in order to ensure a look of seamless color transition that allows a “did she or didn’t she” mystique to the hair color.


Balayage: Effortlessly Organic, Naturally Beautiful


If you're a fan of the au naturel look, balayage is your ticket to hair heaven. This French-derived technique involves hand-painting color onto sections of hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends to mimic the natural effects of the sun. Unlike traditional highlights, which start at the root, balayage creates a softer, more lived-in appearance with subtle gradations of color. The beauty of balayage lies in its versatility, offering endless possibilities for customization to suit every hair type and texture. Plus, with its low-maintenance nature, you can enjoy months of effortlessly chic hair without frequent touch-ups. Often, clients may get a gloss in between retouches along with a trim to refresh the color and add some shine along with conditioning and keeping split ends at bay.


Money Piece/Face Frame: Illuminating Brilliance


For those who crave a pop of brightness without committing to a full head of highlights, the money piece is a game-changer. This face-framing technique involves highlighting the hair around the face to create a luminous, eye-catching effect. Whether you prefer a subtle glow or a bold statement, the money piece adds depth and dimension to your features, enhancing your natural beauty with every glance and very little maintenance. A money piece is also a great way to refresh the look of any other highlighting service between full touch ups to “pull the color back together” by breaking up the disconnect from regrowth around the face.



Don't settle for dull, lackluster locks – let us wave our magic wands and elevate your hair to new heights of beauty. Schedule your appointment with us today and embark on a journey to hair perfection. Your hair deserves nothing less. Call 205-873-1953 today or click the booking button below to get started!



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