New Season Balayage

Lily Aldrige Balayage

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, fiancé 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 know where to find me.

As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.

7 Comments

  • February 14, 2011

    JAMA

    so hard to get this right i saw this chick at Fox studios with the worst job, like her friend did it… hilarious

    • February 15, 2011

      Laura

      Weird – I saw really bad balayage at Fox Studios too!

  • February 14, 2011

    Sarah

    I’m no fan of Pip Edwards but I am LOVING Lily Aldridge’s hair. I’m going to book in now to get it done – cut, colour, THE LOT!

    • February 15, 2011

      Laura

      YAY! Please send through pics when you get it done – you’re going to love it.

  • February 14, 2011

    Cassie

    Sydney recommendation please! I’m currently sporting the top deck look and not in a good way. It’s basically what we call regrowth.

    • February 15, 2011

      Laura

      Your hair always looks hot. Element in Woollahra is the place to go for balayage. I see Jasmine (on maternity leave right now) or Lauren.
      http://www.elementhair.com.au/

  • August 26, 2011

    Laura

    Jasmine is back doing my balayage and now working at YM in Paddington – she is seriously one of the best stylists in Sydney for this kind of colouring technique: http://ymsalon.com.au YAY!