Balayage is a French colouring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a random technique where the colour is applied by hand rather then using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. You can reach so many different results from soft, natural highlights to something strong and punky. The fact it’s so low maintenance is such a drawcard for women too. It’s also a very economical way to colour your short hair as you never have a solid demarcation line or regrowth, so if you can’t afford to get it done for another month it won’t look atrocious. It can also be a subtle way to change your hair colour from dark to light gradually. Balayage looks wonderful in bob hairstyles and upstyles as it really emphasises the colour. Check out our 15 Balayage Bob Hair gallery for inspiring.