Balayage, ombre and dip dye hair trends have been huge for the past few years. But if you've got dark hair, sometimes that gradient beachy balayage trend is hard to achieve.
To break it down: balayage is the technique used by hairdressers where they freehand paint sections of your hair with bleach, leaving it (hopefully) all sunkissed and bodacious.
However if you've got dark hair, it can be quite hard for the bleach to lift and lighten the hair enough - to really get a stand out highlight.
This is where foilyage comes into play. It basically merges the well-known highlighting technique of using foils, together with balayage for a more intense colour.
"Foilyage is a technique where the colour is painted on the hair, just like balayage, but then each painted section is wrapped in foils. This amplifies the effect," Lorean Cairns, owner of Fox & Jane hair salons told Allure.com. "It creates highlights that seamlessly become more and more vibrant as they transition from the roots down the strands."
Sounds good to us. If you're wanting to try out a balayage but are scared your hair might be a tad too dark, maybe suggest foilyage to your hairdresser.