Balayage Hair Colour At Gatsby & Miller Hair Salon In Amersham

Balayage is an extremely popular hair colour technique that delivers stunning, bespoke hair colour results. Deriving from the French word meaning ‘to sweep’, this trail-blazing technique enables our team of talented balayage experts in Amersham to strategically hand-paint individual hair strands, giving each and every client a natural-looking colour that is completely tailor-made for them.

Step 1: Your Colour Consultation

During your complimentary hair colour consultation, your Gatsby & Miller stylist will take into account your hair type, skin tone and desired look. We can then help you choose the perfect hair colour that will light up your complexion and complement your hairstyle.

Step 2: Your Hair Colour Service

Balayage is a popular look which we love to create. However, we also offer lots of other fabulous colour services in our Colour Lab at Gatsby & Miller. These include highlights, lowlights, full head of colour, bleaching and glossing.  Check out our price list here.  

Step 3: What You Need To Know

Please note that our colour services do not include a professional blow dry.  It is also important that you pop in for a skin sensitivity test 48 hours prior to your colour appointment. This is for your comfort and protection and we cannot go ahead without this quick skin test.

Balayage Hair Colour Experts In Amersham & Buckinghamshire


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Who Offers The Best Balayage In Bucks?

All of our colour specialists are trained to create beautiful balayage, but for the best balayage in Buckinghamshire, book in with one of our Colour Masters Anna Larkin and Lauren Roads (who will be working full-time for Gatsby & Miller from March 1st). 

They have detailed knowledge and understanding of all colour techniques and have received advanced training so can create every look from balayage, reverse balayage, ombré and sombré to babylights, colour melts, highlights, lowlights and full colour changes. 

beautiful blonde balayage, Gatsby & Miller Hairdressing Salon, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

How Is Balayage Applied?

To create balayage hair colour, your Gatsby & Miller colourist will use what’s known as a ‘freehand hair colouring technique’ to carefully place vertical colour sections of light and shade across your hair to create multiple dimensions of colour. This gives a really blended natural look with no harsh or obvious regrowth lines.

Balayage is a great method if you want to refresh your colour but don’t want to go for a bold colour overhaul.  Many people opt for a blonde balayage, but we can create balayage and ombré looks using any colour you desire. 

Balayage & Ombre, Gatsby & Miller Hair & Beauty Salon, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

How Long Does A Balayage Appointment Take? 

As with most hair colour processes, the length of the appointment can vary and often depends on variety of factors, including your hair length, thickness and condition.

It’s worth knowing, though, that it can take quite some time to do a multi-tonal balayage compared to a 'regular' hair colour.

Your Gatsby & Miller colour expert will be able to provide you with a clearer time estimate during your complimentary hair colour consultation at our Amersham hairdressing salon.

blonde balayage highlights, Best Hairdressers in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Why Is Balayage So Popular?

It’s hard to believe that a decade ago, balayage was nowhere near the hair colouring sensation that it is today. In fact, this quite unique and specific method of hair colouring wasn’t widely taught in the UK until a few years ago.

A lot of the interest in the technique can be attributed to celebrities like Giselle, Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba, who were huge champions of the technique from the beginning, and (arguably) spearheaded the balayage movement.

Once it took off, a lot of clients connected to the natural-looking element of the technique – it’s the epitome of timeless.

blonde balayage, top hair salon, Amersham, Buckinghamshire - Gatsby & Miller Salon

Does Balayage Require A Lot Of Maintenance?

No! Typically, a balayage look requires a lot less maintenance than traditional hair colour due to the fact that it grows out beautifully - meaning that there are no strong regrowth lines and, in turn, a longer amount of time between.

Balayage is perfect for the modern, busy woman! As always, though, investing in some good quality colour care styling products is advisable to keep your colour looking fresh for longer.

Your Gatsby & Miller hair colourist will recommend the best hair products to maintain your balayage during your appointment.

brunette balayage, award-winning hairdressers in Amersham - Gatsby & Miller Concept Salon

Is Balayage Suitable For All Hair Colours & Types?

Balayage can be applied to all hair textures, whether your hair is straight, wavy or curly - the colour will still work well and look great. 

It works exceptionally well on mid to longer hair lengths and looks fabulous when a few waves are added to create a beautiful, beachy ‘boho’ style.

This technique is tailored to each individual so we can also create balayage colours and bespoke looks for brunettes, blondes, darker hair colours and even guests with pastel or vibrantly coloured hair.



pink balayage, Gatsby & Miller Hairdressers & Beauty Salon in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Book Your Balayage Appointment At Amersham's Top Hair Colour Salon

To book your very own bespoke balayage hair colour, contact our highly skilled team at Gatsby & Miller Hairdressers in Amersham by calling 01494 728899.  While you're with us, why not book in for a beauty treatment, get your nails done or stop by our popular Café 67?