Ba·lay·age (Noun) To sweep or paint. Originating at the exclusive “Carita” salon in Paris in the early 70’s this natural and sun kissed look is currently the most popular highlighting technique in the industry. While it didn’t appear in the US until the early 90’s, Balayage has proven that it’s here to stay. Depending on tones, Balayage can offer less maintenance, and fewer trips to the salon each year. However, the attention to detail this technique requires, means a longer than normal reservation time!