Coming from the French word balayer, which means “to sweep,” this hand-painted highlighting technique has been around for over 50 years. But this isn’t your mama’s balayage.

Current Salon is the first salon in the WORLD to be Masters of Balayage certified. What does that mean for you? Basically, we do balayage like. no. one. else. We’ve learned the newest techniques for faster, better, more creative, and most importantly, more beautiful results. And our gorgeous clients get to reap the benefits!

If you are looking for chic, sun-lit hair that makes you feel effortlessly radiant, balayage is the answer.

Everything You Need To Know About Balayage

All your questions answered in one place. From appointment to aftercare, we've got you covered. Still have questions? Give us a call!

How much will it cost?

We offer several talent tiers, which are based on several factors, including skill level, years of experience and mastery of specific techniques.
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How long will it take?

Balayage typically takes two to four hours depending on the length and texture of your hair, as well as your desired look.


What is the process?

  1. Personal consultation – Your stylist will discuss your vision, assess your hair condition and create the perfect balayage plan tailored to your style and preferences.
  2. Sectioning – Your hair will be divided into sections for precise color application, focusing on areas where sunlight would naturally lighten your hair.
  3. Color application – Using a freehand technique, your stylist will hand-paint the sections crafting a seamless blending of color.
  4. Processing – Your color will be left to develop, but your stylist will monitor you regularly to make sure you achieve the perfect hue and tone you are looking for.
  5. Rinsing and styling – Your hair will be washed, conditioned and styled to reveal your beautiful, lived-in balayage look. Read a few reviews to see how much you’ll love it!

How should I maintain and care for my hair?

Protect your gorgeous balayage by nourishing and moisturizing your hair with a sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo and conditioner. (Bonus points for adding a weekly deep conditioning treatment or hair mask to your routine!) When styling, use a heat protectant, minimize the excessive use of hot tools and avoid washing your hair too frequently. While balayage grows out gracefully, maintaining regular appointments will keep your hair looking fresh. Your stylist can help you create a maintenance plan that fits your desired look, time constraints and budget.

Where can I get balayage near me?

Current Salon in Ashburn, VA of course! We are the balayage experts. Our highly-trained stylists combine their mastery and passion to craft your beautiful, personalized look.