top of page




The technique foilyage (or foilayage) comes from combining traditional foils and balayage effect. Traditional foils are applied in a pattern throughout the head, resulting in a consistent look with even color root to end.  Balayage on the other-hand is hand-painted highlights, resulting in a more natural, sun-kissed look.

Often, especially for dark hair, balayage won’t get as blonde as traditional foils. The other-hand method helps give clients the best of both worlds by combining the two techniques.

It’s perfect for clients who want those lighter blonde pieces throughout their hair while still having a natural, lived-in look. 

Foilyage can be performed by adding foils in the areas that the client hopes to be the lightest, then balayage in between those foils. Another way to achieve a beautiful foilyage look is to paint the hair like a traditional balayage then wrap the hair in foil or saran. This gives an overall lighter and more dramatic look. 

Both techniques are foilyage and your stylist will decide which is best based on the outcome desired.


Foilyage, balayage, baby-lights, highlights... all great depending on your hair and desired look. We recommend always talking with your stylist to help decide which technique is best for you, your hair and your look.  


No matter the process, all over application hair color, Balayage painting, foiled high's and low's... we'll make it look like you were born with it! Unless natural isn't your thing... then we'll work it out. 

A common misconception- foils look stripy, Balayage looks natural. This couldn't be further from the truth. We've seen some really bad painting jobs out's all about the artist applying your color. Taking into consideration your hair type, color, texture, cut, and the desired outcome, we'll help you decide which process is best for you.

bottom of page