Pascal has mastered the art of balayage. This French hair coloring technique originated in the fashion industry when designers wanted quick highlights added to the models’ hair right before their runway shows. Initially featured in the French editions of Elle, Vogue, and Glamour, balayage has become one of the most popular modes of coloring hair around the world. Affording a longer-lasting finish and low maintenance, balayage is superior to traditional foil- and cap-highlighting procedures. Other salons claiming balayage expertise use paddle brushes and apply highlights in a very similar fashion to foil-highlighting methods, using film instead of foil. The effect is almost the same as a foil-highlighted look with its ashy, near-green tones. Pascal’s approach is true to the original French form of balayage, using single, thin strokes with the tip of a comb – a more deliberate application in a cleaner fashion – and no foil or film is needed.
Pascal begins with an imported, French-made Décoloration Haute Définition (DHD) formula, a fine, free-flowing powder solution which doesn’t bleed when applied. The same formula is used for every hair type and color; the only difference is processing time. Highlights are brushed onto new hair growth at the roots, preventing over-processing since no formula is applied to existing highlights. Pascal paints the highlights, following the natural, unique growth of each individual’s hair. Hair dryers and other heating appliances are not employed during hair processing.
A modern, chic, sun-kissed look with more depth and definition is realized. Hair is left without heavy streaks and lines of demarcation; as hair regrows, there isn’t an obvious contrast between the warm shades of honey blond and untreated hair – time and money savings result. Pascal believes in the natural beauty of a person, and balayage is a wonderful way to enhance that beauty.