Looking to boost your balayage? You’ve gotta roll with it! Katie Hale, head of colour at Charles Worthington Salons, shares her top tips for using rollayage
Thought you knew everything about balayage? Think again! Rollayage is the newest technique to take your colour creations one step further, and it’s already a firm favourite with the likes of Larisa Love, Julie Jakobsen and Katie Hale. Aside from being a fun technique to try in salon, it also helps with separating sections easily (perfect for clients with lots of hair) and is a great way to reduce daily waste. Intrigued? We spoke to Katie to get the lowdown…
As the name suggests, the basis for Rollayage is to use velcro rollers in between balayage sections to separate each piece. Katie says to “place the roller under the top part of the section, then when taking your section gently backcomb the top, so your roller can fit nice and snug underneath”.
The velcro works to hold each section in place, allowing you to work around the head fitting the rollers like a jigsaw. “Always lay your above roller in between the lower two, almost like brick work in order for them to fit evenly,” Katie suggests. This allows the hair underneath to have breathing space, giving you an idea of your colour placement so you can visualise your work pattern.