"Once you go Balay, you don't go back."
French, literally ‘sweeping,’ from balayer ‘to sweep.’
a technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect
Leslie has coined the term, "Once you go Balay, you don't go back." And her many returning clients are proof of that. She is known for converting many foil clients over to the "beachy" side and changing the health and texture of the hair as well as clients maintenance levels.
Balayage requires a high level of skill which Leslie has obtained through numerous extended education classes all over the world. Leslie is considered a Balayage Specialist and makes it look easy by diligently performing the technique on almost all of her highlight clients for almost nine years.
It is not trendy or new. It is classic and has been around since the 60's-70's starting in Paris. From Audrey Hepburn (a frequent traveler to Paris) in Breakfast at Tiffany's to Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex in the City. Balayage has always been around.
Balayage is a technique, not a trend. It is healthier for the hair because you can give the hair a longer break in between appointments and it is painted at an angle on the hair instead of saturating the entire shaft of hair in metal. Leslie always says, "the healthier the hair, the better the color and healthy hair never goes out of style."
The results of balayage is sun-kissed natural looking highlights – similar to what nature gives us as children – with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea; less is more while creating soft, natural looks.
French Balayage is lower maintenance than foil highlights and Leslie's balayage clients typically book every two-six months depending on the hair.