I don’t care how much of a girl crush you have on Pip Edwards, I don’t care if you carry a passport sized photo of her in your wallet (you know who you are); the top-deck balayage look she became famous for that was coined The Pip is well and truly dead. But don’t go covering your regrowth just yet because balayage isn’t going anywhere. While there are a few celebrities like Drew Barrymore still championing last season’s dramatic look, this year we’re seeing a much softer version of the French hair dying technique and what better way than with some fresh hair talent.
Introducing Lily Aldridge – Californian beach babe, Victoria’s Secret model, fiance to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and your new poster girl for balayage. This is the hair you need to be channelling ladies. See how she’s still got a distinct contrast between her roots and ends but the overall look is quite natural?
After switching from foils to balayage a few years ago, I can’t tell you how much easier it is to maintain. You’ll need to get your roots toned every few months, but the highlights only need to be done every second or third colouring appointment. So print these pics, call your hairdresser and get down to the salon. And if you need a Sydney recommendation, you can find it on my blog – This Island Life.