Introducing layage: 2016's hottest new hair trend

We tried the new dyeing technique for ourselves

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Forget about dip dyes and wave goodbye to balayage, because there's a brand new hair trend strutting on to the scene, and it goes by the name of layage. 

But what does it look like and how is it done? We went along to the Charles Worthington salon - where Creative Manager and Colour Expert Katie Allan is pioneering the technique in the UK - to find out just that. 

The facts 

Layage is also known as fluid hand painting - because colour is literally painted on to a large flat board, giving the hair a soft, super natural, and super blended colour. Ideal. 

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It's also a much more controlled method than balayage, because by laying out every strand of hair flat the level of precision is much higher. 

It's versatile too, because not only can this technique be used for a soft ombré effect, but also natural highlights, depending on what you want. 

The results 

We opted for the ombré layage, and couldn't have been happier with the results. So natural, but SO fab. 

Currently layage is only available at Charles Worthington salons (£130 per hour), but it's set to be 2016's biggest hair trend, so expect to see it blow up in the next few months. 

Whaddya reckon, think your locks need some layage on ya locks ASAP?

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