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balayage

Line breaks: bal¦ay|age
Pronunciation: /ˈbalɪjɑːʒ
 
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(also baliage, balliage)

Definition of balayage in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A technique for highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect: she specializes in balayage, colour corrections, restyles, and extensions
More example sentences
  • I'd heard about the balayage technique, but after a disastrous run-in with bleach as a teen I was afraid of highlights and thought I'd be better off boring brown.
  • My stylist doesn't know how to do baliage - maybe I'll have to try someone new.
  • I am considering going to a salon that offers balliage highlights.

Origin

1970s: French, literally 'sweeping', from balayer 'to sweep'.

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