Which balayage is right for you

Which balayage is right for you

Can you believe it? We've reached that time of year again, the transition into Autumn. Some of us are still holding onto summer, booking that last minute holiday for some well-deserved vitamin D, whilst the rest of us are shopping for cosy jumpers and starting to think about what look to try out for the office Christmas party.

But whether it’s sitting by the pool or dazzling this festive season – what better time to have hair, that’s not only bright, but ILLUMINATES.

That’s right, there’s a new trend in town, inspired by the popular, beautiful balayage and the ever-growing desire to go blonder… meet illuminage! The illuminage service is perfect if you want to take your balayage up a level and achieve ultimate shine, boldness and brightness from your colour. Our stylists are simply in love with this new technique and are already predicting this bright, stunning look will be a must-have for both regular and new guests. But, just so you are 100% clear on what to ask for during your next trip to one of our salons, let’s take a look at the difference between balayage and illuminage to see which one is right for you.




Balayage is the perfect choice for those who want to stay true to their roots, but also want to celebrate lightness. Think of it as best of both worlds! It adds multiple lighter tones through the hair for effortless yet flawless results. You can either go for soft and natural or opt for a more striking look with bold sweeping panels. Yes that’s right, balayage can achieve either. 




Illuminage takes this one step further for those wanting to truly GLOW. It accentuates areas in the hair and frames the face to create seamless transitions with multi-tonal reflections. The hair begins at a more shadowed root which melts into enhanced lightness on the ends. And just to top it off, illuminage creates a more stunning, sheer reflective result due to the premium colour product that is used on the hair during your service. This one’s for you, glass hair fans! 


But we know what you’re thinking – how do I pick?! Of course, if you’re feeling a little indecisive about your hair choice (aren’t we all), our expert Regis stylists are on hand to help guide and advise you. Once you've decided on the technique – the next step is the colour. From bright blondes, peachy tones or darker brunettes, you'll be able to find the shade that truly suits you.  

Whatever technique and colour you choose, you’re in safe hands with the hair experts. We know this trend is here to stay so call your local salon today (or book your appointment online) to secure your next appointment. 

We love nothing more than seeing your new hair on our feeds! Share your new illuminage with us @regisuk and we’ll reshare our favourites! 

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