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Balayage: With VS Without Bleaching

Have you seen a Smoky Rose Brown Balayage that is done without bleaching before? I will be showing you that in the later part of the article. It's a short 3-min article with lots of photos of Balayage. Make sure to read finish because there is a big big BIG promotion below. I’m sure you will like it. :)

Hello there! In this article, we’ll talk about Balayage, especially balayage without bleaching. We started a few years ago as a color studio that focuses on coloring. It has been a good few years as we have been frequently creating new and creative coloring styles. To name a few, Ombre Butterfly, Ombre Waterfall, Yinyang 2-tone color, etc.

Balayage is a nice hand painted french coloring style with a gradient transition between the base and the balayage color below. The bleaching creates the gradient effect, it will look good if it is from a dark color to a light color, transitioning smoothly in between. Here are 2 examples of the smooth gradient transition in between.

And after our successful experiment with the Japan Smoky Color series, we tried to create balayage without bleaching, with the following color choices -

The Smoky Rose Brown Balayage above is done from natural black hair (the left photo) and the one under is how it looks like under sunlight. I must say that the rose effect is pretty well done considering that it is done without bleaching.

And two very special color, the Sapphire Blue~

And also, the gorgeous Ash Green~

All these are done with the color lifting technique instead of bleaching. This means, instead of bleaching the hair to a blonde, the color lifting lifts the hair color to a light brown instead.

To understand more on the color lifting process, click here to go back to our Japan Smoky Color series article.

Less harsh on the hair and less damages. But one important thing to take note is, less doesn’t mean none, there will still be some, but lesser. Haha. It’s a good trade-off.

To do an honest direct comparison, it will be unfair to say that both have the same effect. Without bleaching, the color is less vibrant and less light so the byproduct of this is that the gradient effect is less obvious too. There is still a gradient transition in the middle but less obvious due to the absence of white pigment from the bleaching.

With that said, this will be the next service for September 2022 (and Dec 2022 to CNY 2023) -

Balayage without bleaching @ $118

- includes of color lifting and 1-tone color on the lower 60% length

Available colors

1. The main 6 colors previously: Navy Blue, Sapphire Blue, Violet Red, Red, Dark Red, and Light Brown

2. And all the colors in the **Smoky Color series: Rose Brown, Ash Brown, Ash Gold, Ash Purple, Milky Gold, Ash Green, Ash Copper, Sakura Red, Bluish Green, Milky Lavender, and Space Blue

**to look at the colors in the smoky color series, this is the link again

Steve V Fruity Color Mask for color maintenance

A 200/250ml bottle of goodness, like a hair mask with color pigment added, the best of both worlds, with the ingredients mainly from fruits.

Also, there are a lot of nutrients in this color mask, such as,

💁 Vitamin c (antioxidant) - protects and reduces hair damage from UV light

💁 AHA - a natural hair repair agent to moisturize, prevents frizz, and smoothen the hair

💁 Pectin extract - increase hair smooth and shine

💁 Levulose extract - enhance hair elasticity

Available colors (we'll help you to pick the color suitable for you)

Light Ash (810), Ash Pink (815), Ash Violet (816), Ash Blonde (817), Ash Blue (818), Blue Green (828), Green Blonde (838), Ash Gold (613), Matt Blonde (620), Gold Blonde (647), Copper (640), Copper Red (645), Red Violet (646), Pink (865), Red (045), Ash (011), Violet (066), Blue (088), Black (033)

That's about it! If you would like to understand more, you can call us at 6259 4631 (tiong bahru), 6336 1476 (bugis cube) or whatsapp us directly @ (whatsapp only). To book an appointment, you can do the same or head to


​Tiong Bahru (beside Tiong Bahru Plaza - 3 mins walk)

11A Boon Tiong Road #01-02

Singapore 161011

Tel no: 6259 4631

Bugis Cube (beside Bugis Junction)

​470 North Bridge Road #04-04

Singapore 188735

Tel no. 6336 1476

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay awesome! Thank you for reading! <3


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