Balayage Hair Colour at Martin & Phelps Hairdressers in Cheltenham

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Balayage stands out as one of the most sought-after hair coloring techniques at Martin & Phelps Hairdressers in Cheltenham. Renowned for its low maintenance, balayage is an excellent choice for enhancing your hairstyle and facial features. Ready to explore how this style can elevate your look? Book a consultation with us!

Discover all the details about our balayage hair colour services below...

Please note:  Clients who are new to our Cheltenham salon, new to hair colour or who have not had their hair coloured in the past six months are asked to have a quick skin allergy patch test 48 hours prior to their hair colour appointment.

What Is Balayage?

Balayage, a French term translating to "to sweep," is a unique hair colouring technique. It involves hand-painting colour across your hair, creating a natural sun-kissed appearance, as if you've just returned from a sunny vacation.

Compared to traditional hair colouring methods, balayage offers a more subtle effect. The colour is delicately applied by hand, resulting in a bespoke and individualised look that perfectly suits you. Experience the artistry of balayage for a effortlessly chic and personalised hairstyle.

How Is Balayage Applied?

At our salon, our skilled hair colour technicians specialise in the art of hand-painting your selected colour onto your hair. Delicately starting at the roots and gradually intensifying towards the tips with bold brush strokes, we expertly highlight areas where your hair colour would naturally brighten in the sun. The result is a finish that is not only subtle but also richly multidimensional, showcasing the mastery of our colouring techniques. Trust us to bring out the best in your hair with our tailored approach.

What Are The Differences Between Balayage & Ombré?

While ombré delivers a distinct and contrasting two-toned effect, balayage takes on a more subtle approach by introducing highlights in selected sections near the roots. This technique results in colour with varying intensities, reaching its peak density at the tips of your hair.

In contrast, ombré maintains a consistent dark tone at the roots, gradually transitioning to a lighter shade towards the tips in a more defined manner.

Can Balayage Work For Any Hair Colour?

Certainly! Balayage hair colours can enhance the beauty of all shades, whether it's vibrant reds, brilliant blondes, or rich chocolatey brunettes. Additionally, balayage offers an excellent opportunity to experiment with trendy and playful colours, including fashionable pastel shades. Embrace the versatility of balayage to achieve a stunning and on-trend look that complements your unique style.

Will Balayage Cause Damage To My Hair?

Just like any hair colouring service, balayage has the potential to cause dryness in your locks. Our hair colour specialists are committed to preserving and even improving the health of your hair whilst delivering stunning hair colour results. In some cases, they may recommend a salon treatment specifically designed to nourish and revitalise your hair, ensuring that you not only achieve the desired colour but also maintain the health and vibrancy of your locks. Trust our experts to keep your hair both stylish and healthy.

How Do I Maintain My Balayage Hair Colour?

Balayage stands out as a low-maintenance hair colour service, offering a more subtle root re-growth compared to traditional methods like foils. With balayage, a visit to your hair colourist every 12-14 weeks is typically sufficient to maintain your desired look.

For added brilliance between appointments, we recommend a quick colour glossing service every 6 weeks. Embrace the convenience of balayage for long-lasting, fabulous hair without the need for frequent touch-ups.

How Long Will It Take To Create a Balayage Hair Colour For Me?

The length of your appointment will depend on whether we are adding balayage throughout your hair or just adding a few face framing highlights. Book in for a consultation at our Cheltenham hair salon where we will be able to assess your hair and discuss with you the look that you want.

Please note, if your hair is damaged, your appointment will take longer as we will work with you to improve the condition of your hair so that it is ready for the colouring process. 

Book your Balayage Hair Colour at The Best Hair Salon in Cheltenham

If you are looking for the best balayage in Cheltenham, call Martin & Phelps Hairdressers on 01242 523 568 or book online. Click here for our price list.

I’ve Had a Home Balayage Disaster – Can You Help?


Have you had a colour disaster? Don't panic! The balayage is able to transform your hair wholesale from the roots to the ends. The experienced team of colour correction specialists at Martin & Phelps Hair Salon will identify the areas of your hair that need attention. They will talk you through the process needed in order to correct your home balayage hair colour and most importantly, bring it back to a beautiful condition!

Is Balayage Right For Me?


Of course! Balayage can work on all hair types, lengths and colours! Balayage is popular for blondes and brunettes but even shades such as red or even grey hair can benefit from a balayage!

Can I Book a Balayage Hair Colour at Martin & Phelps?


Yes. Our highly trained hair colour technicians are experts in balayage and ombre hair colour. Find out more about balayage here.

Do You Offer Consultations?


Yes, we offer free hair consultations to help you find the perfect haircut, style or colour for you. During a detailed hair consultation we will analyse your hair, discuss your daily hair routines and come up with some ideas of hairstyles and colours that will suit you.