All about honey sweep
Available on all natural bases, honey sweep infuses hair with a real touch of golden light. His warm, elegant and bright reflections make honey balayage a safe bet that sublimates fair complexions as well as matte complexions. DESSANGE enlightens you on this “return from vacation” technique and reveals all its secrets to you.
Honey sweep, what is it?
Honey sweep is a lightening of some strands at the half-lengths and ends made with the aim of giving a natural light effect. This balayage can offer warm undertones or a more golden effect depending on your base hair color.
Honey sweep offers a real “return from vacation” effect and is a great ally for hair in lack of light. There are different shades of honey balayage to choose from depending on your base color. For example, it is the shade of acacia honey that will sublimate blond hair the most, while brunettes will ideally turn to a mountain honey shade.
What’s the difference between honey balayage and highlights?
Honey balayage is a partial coloring technique full of nuances that consists of lightly discolour certain parts of the hair with fine strands. The reflections blend into the hair to give it a boost, light and volume. This is an ideal technique for warming up a dull brown or giving a sun-brightening effect to blonde hair. It adapts to all lengths and textures, but is not recommended for redheads, because such an intense color is difficult to match.
The strand technique is also about creating highlights to illuminate the hair. The colored strands are however wider and more pronounced than with a balayage. The contrast with the base is therefore generally more marked and gives more character to your color without going through a complete change.
Honey sweep for which complexion?
While it is often advisable to choose the shade of a balayage based on the undertones of the skin, honey balayage is a deviation from the rule. Indeed, the balayage can offer different shades depending on the base color and can therefore adapt to all types of skin tones.
Whatever your skin type, honey sweep is the most natural of highlights. Regarding morphology, if you have a rather thin face and hair that lacks volume, honey balayage can create an effect of mass and volume while softening the face. To be advised by an expert colourist, make an appointment in one of our DESSANGE hairdressing salons.
Honey Balayage for Fair Skin
Although honey balayage tends to brighten the complexion, it will still work well with lighter skin tones and soften their features where dark colors like black or brown will tend to harden them.
Honey balayage for dark skin
Warm and bright, honey sweep enhances dark skin by capturing the radiance of tanned skin. The face will be illuminated and the complexion will be warmed.
Honey Balayage for Dark Skin Tones
Dark skin tones, from mixed race to ebony black can easily play with their hair color and therefore can easily fall for the honey balayage. The discolorations being very aggressive for frizzy hair, it is also the ideal solution to lighten its color without risking lasting damage.
Honey or caramel balayage: which balayage for which base?
The honey balayage as well as the caramel balayage are part of the so called blonde highlights. They allow to bring a little light to the hair. For a natural rendering, it is imperative to do not lighten strands more than two shades below your base color.
The honey sweep creates a sunburn effect in the hair. It is ideal for sublimate brown hair or dark blond in a natural way. By lightening this hair two to three shades lighter than the base, the golden highlights blend perfectly into the hair without too much contrast.
Caramel balayage is for darker hair in which a honey sweep is not seen. Its coppery reflections worked in tone on tone give the hair relief and volume and allow to awaken a slightly bland natural color.
How to take care of your honey sweep?
Depending on your base color, you will have to bleach your strands to a greater or lesser extent in order to obtain the desired result. Both discoloration and coloring are processes that sensitize the hair fiber. So that your honey sweep preserves its shine and does not turn yellow, you will need to use appropriate care.
The first step is to set up a hair care routine consisting of care for colored / brushed hair. Also think about carrying out each week, care for sensitized hair like nourishing and repairing masks as well as dry oils to fight against the porosity of the hair.
Be careful, so that your honey sweep does not turn yellow, it is advisable to use anti-yellowing care once a week. Thanks to their blue and purple pigments, these treatments neutralize the yellowing of blond hair.
To preserve the beauty of your hair, try to space the brushings as much as possible and, when the day comes, use a thermo-protective treatment. The honey sweep stands out more on wavy or curly hair, favor drying in the open air.
Honey sweep ages very well. The sweeping technique only provides for the lightening of the locks at mid-length. The roots therefore remain intact, protecting you from the root effect linked to regrowth. The visits to the hairdresser can therefore become less frequent. To maintain your honey sweep and give it a boost, you can visit your DESSANGE salon every six weeks.