Top Balayage & Ombré Hair Colours At Melanie Richard’s Hair & Beauty Salon In Peterborough

It’s no secret that Balayage and Ombré hair colours have been a game-changer and they remain amongst the most asked for hair colouring technique in our Peterborough hair salon.

Whether you want to stand out from the crowd with a daring fashion coloured ombré, or fancy a classic rich, chocolatey brunette balayage with some face-framing highlights – the hair colour specialists in Peterborough at Melanie Richard’s have you covered!

Skin Testing

Please note: we are a colour responsible salon. A skin sensitivity test must be carried out at least 48 hours before any colour that will touch the scalp to protect you from a reaction to the colour. It can not be done more than 5 days before your hair colour appointment. 

The skin test will also need to be carried out again: Every 6 months, if it is more than 6 months since your last colour if you have had a tattoo, henna tattoo or permanent make-up since your last colour. Alternatively, we have colourstart patches that we can post out for skin testing. These cost £15 & you will need to download an app to register your test. Full details here.  

We will send an email reminder if it is more than 6 months since your last test with us a week before your appointment.

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Beautiful Balayage Hair Colours for Women

So, why is balayage & ombré the most asked for hair colour trend? Balayage is a great alternative to an all over hair colour and the more traditional highlighting techniques. The word ‘balayage’ means to “sweep” in French.

The balayage colouring technique allows your Melanie Richard’s hair colour expert to hand paint subtle, highlights throughout your hair using a free hand technique. These natural highlights are usually a few shades lighter than your hair colour so we can effortlessly transition the colour from root to tip.

Balayage hair colour options are endless – from warm, caramel blonde tones, to golden brown shades, ash blonde hair colours and vibrant copper reds.

The Best Ombré Hair Colours at Top Peterborough Hairdressers

A common question we get asked is ‘Is Ombré The Same as Balayage?’

The ombré hair colour technique gives you a more defined ‘step’ in colour which is usually darker at the roots becoming lighter towards the ends.  Ombré hair colouring will give you a more defined two-tone colour that is usually ‘dark to light’ but can also include fun fashion hair colours. 

We really are experts when it comes to colouring your hair, creating stunning Balayage & Ombré hair colour results using the latest hair colouring techniques and trends. 

Are Babylights & Root Stretch the Same as Balayage?

No, babylights are super fine highlights, they are soft, subtle and almost undetectable. Babylights are often used around the face and hair line to break up any hard lines or blocks of colour. Root stretching or root shadowing is where a darker shade of colour is applied to the root area and smudged down the hair to blend with the balayage highlights.

What Do I Need to do Before I Visit The Hair Salon For My Colour Appointment?

Prior to your colour appointment, we recommend you visit us for a complimentary hair colour consultation so you can talk to your stylist about your ideas. We can give you advice and explain the process, time and costs involved to achieve your look.

A hair strand test may also be taken to assess how well your hair will take the colour you desire.  We also do a skin test at least 48 hours before your hair colour. 

If the hair isn’t in a condition we feel could handle the colour straight away, we may advise a course of Olaplex treatments to rebuild the hair.  

Why is Melanie Richard’s The Best Hair Salon in Peterborough For Balayage & Ombré?

‘Balayage or ombré – which look is right for me? ‘Book in for a hair colour consultation by calling our Peterborough hairdressers on 01733 553600, you can also book online using the pop-up button. Remember a skin sensitivity patch test 48 hours prior to your hair colour appointment.

Read our 5-star salon reviews to see why our clients rate us a top hairdressing salon in Peterborough for balayage & ombré. Did you know we now offer a range of pampering Elemis massage & facial treatments?  See all beauty services available at Melanie Richard’s Peterborough beauty salon, here