Foilayage – What You Need To Know

Foilayage Vs Balayage at McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh

Some of the most popular colouring techniques used in our Edinburgh hair salon include balayage, ombré, colour melting and root stretching. So, what is this new colour trend everyone is talking about?

'Foilayage' is a perfect blend of balayage & traditional highlights. It involves the same bespoke sweeping method used in freehand balayage, however, sections of hair are then wrapped in foil highlights, allowing the hair to lighten further and intensifying the lifting effect of the highlights. The results are stunning! 

Foilayage highlights are applied to sections of the hair in V shapes, away from the root to provide a super natural looking regrowth. They are often placed around the front hairline to frame the face and define your features. These flattering highlights are weaved very finely or hand-painted directly onto the hair to give multi-dimensional colour. 

Rest assured, your super talented McGills colourist will create a gorgeous hair colour to show off your haircut and personal style - book an appointment at your favourite Edinburgh hairdressers and transform your look with us!

Please note: if you are new to hair colour with us, please book in for a skin test 48 hours before your hair colour appointment.

Chocolate Foilayage

If you have brunette hair colour and are looking to add some lighter tones then foilayage is perfect for you.

Glossy brunette tones, hazelnut hues and caramel brown shades work perfectly to deliver softly sun-kissed, multi-dimensional colour.

Brunette Foliayage McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh

Flattering Foilayage

Bold hair colour has been in demand in recent months with many opting for trends like peekaboo colour and money piece highlights. While these popular balayage colouring techniques continue to remain popular in our Edinburgh salon, many are now opting for a more natural look using the foilayage technique. 

Foilayage allows you to retain a natural-looking finish with brighter, lighter sections skillfully placed throughout the hair.

Blonde Foliayage McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh

Fashion Foilayage Colours

If you are looking for a "natural" looking fashion hair colour, we can use foilayage to give you a beautifully fun, trendy hair colour.

From pastel rose gold tones to sea green hair shades, we've got a wide range of stunning colours that we can use to deliver your #hairgoals

Fashion Foliayage McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh

Lived In Blonde

For those after a blonde hair colour that looks incredibly natural, foilayage is perfect! The foils help speed up the lightening process and create a brighter, more brilliant result. Your McGills colour specialist will create a seamless gradient of colour from root to tip resulting in a low-maintenance hair trend that is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Looking for more blonde hair colour ideas? Check out our Instagram page which is packed full of stunning hair inspo!

Lived in Blonde Foliayage McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh


Foilayage Appointments At McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh

Fancy foilayage?  You've come to the right place.  Book in for a hair colour consultation or appointment by calling 0131 228 8882 or book online.  

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