BalayageFive Go-To Products and Tools for Balayage Blog - National Salon Resources

A few years down the road from its original rise to popularity, the balayage hair trend can hardly be called a trend these days. When it comes to subtle, beautiful color that grows out well without spending a fortune on upkeep, there’s no better look, and clients are catching on. That’s why one of the best ways you can invest in your salon business is to be sure you’re stocked up on everything you need to give clients stunning balayage . After all, a beautiful balayage look is like a walking advertisement for your salon!

In this post from National Salon Resources, we’re breaking down everything you need to give your clients stunning balayage they’ll come back for again and again. Check out these products and then give us a call to order yours.


One of the most unfortunate mistakes salon professionals can make is to use foil lightener for balayage. Foil lighteners can end up looking far too patchy for a smooth, subtle balayage look due to the silica granules in their ingredients.

That’s where Sunlights lightener comes in. Sunlights is a Kaolin clay product that has a much creamier consistency than silica products, allowing stylists to paint on hair perfectly. It also moisturizes hair during the application process, leaving clients’ hair feeling and looking beautiful when you’re done.

2.Elgon Freehand Bleach

Like Sunlights, Elgon Freehand is a clay-based bleaching powder. Elgon’s ultra-compact clay powder is flexible, accurate, and thick, making it easier to use for freehand painting with a lift of up to seven levels. With Elgon products, there’s no need for foils and no worry about transfer to unwanted hair.

3.Alter Ego Clay Lightener

Alter Ego BlondEgo Clay Lightener is Alter Ego’s freehand clay lightening product. Alter Ego uses detoxifying Kaolin clay to create a smooth, easy-to-apply product that leaves clients’ hair looking beautiful and healthy afterward.

4.Schwarzkopf BlondMe Clay Lightener

Schwarzkopf’s freehand lightener uses an integrated bonding technology and a formula that goes from soft to solid, limiting transfer and adding to the hair’s moisture. This product offers a flexible mixing ratio and up to seven levels of lift.

5.Oligo Blacklight Clay Lightener

With up to six levels of lift, Oligo’s lightener is ideal for ombre techniques and all freehand balayage techniques. Oligo uses a special formula that optimizes the hair’s moisture and reduces transfer and bleeding.

Order Your Balayage Products Today

With the holidays upon us, there’s no better time to give your clients more of what they want with beautiful freehand techniques. To speak with a member of our team at National Salon Resources, give us a call or send us a text message at 1-800-622-0003 and learn more about our National Salon Resources partnership program. You can also sign up for your National Salon Resources account for convenient online service.

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