Balayage vs Colour Melt – Which One is For Me?

Colour Melts, Balayage & Ombré Hair Colour at FretwellBennett Hair Salon Manchester

Hair colours have never been so exciting and if you are looking for hair colour ideas that can really bring your locks to life then why not consider two of Fretwell Bennett’s most popular services – balayage and colour melt.

Colour can bring your hair to life, offering vibrant tones, enhancing shapes and can add dimension to your hairstyle.  Our highly skilled stylists in our Manchester hair salon will offer you an in-depth consultation to help find the perfect colour trends for you.

Please note:  We request that all colour clients have a skin test 48 hours prior to your colour appointment.


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Balayage Hair Colouring

What is balayage? There are several variations of balayage and you may also have heard it called root stretch, babylights or ombré

We can create beautiful ombre and balayage hair colours by adding subtle (or not so subtle) highlights throughout your hair.   Balayage means ‘to paint’ or ‘to sweep’ and is a freehand hair colouring technique where highlights are painted onto the hair – usually to give it a sun-kissed look. 

We also offer ombré hair colouring which will give you a more defined two-tone colour that is usually ‘dark to light.  Balayage, ombré & colour melting offer endless options– from warm, caramel tones, golden brown shades to ashy, icy blonde hair colours & fun fashion hair colours.

Colour Melts at Top Manchester Hair Salon

Colour melting is a popular colouring technique that blends strategically placed highlights to achieve maximum effect.

The highlights are blended or ‘melted’ away from the root with a shade almost identical to your natural colour so there are no harsh lines between the different shades. Your expert Fretwell Bennett hair colourist in our Manchester hair salon may then tone the hair to give it a seamless blend with a healthy, glossy finish.

Root Stretch Hair Colour

We can ‘stretch’ out your roots, adding multi-dimensional shades, growing lighter towards the ends of your hair for an on-trend hair colour. Natural looking blonde hair colours and face-framing highlights are also a great way to liven up your natural shade.

Contoured Hair Colouring 

The Aveda Eclipting hair colouring technique allows for your Aveda colourist to use hair colour to easily contour your face, accentuating the features you love most and diverting eyes away from those you don’t!

Your Aveda hair colouring expert at Fretwell Bennett will cleverly contour your face, using darker tones to add depth and lighter and brighter tones to illuminate your face.

The Eclipting technique allows your Aveda hair colouring expert to create versatile and customisable hair colouring with results from natural to expressive.

Book Your Balayage & Colour Melt Hair Colour in Manchester at Fretwell Bennett

If you would like to book in for a Colour Melt or Balayage Hair Colour at Fretwell Bennett hair salon in Manchester please call the salon on 0161 2369693 or BOOK ONLINE.

For more information on hair colour at FretwellBennett hairdressers Manchester, including pastel hair colours, highlights, lowlights, and grey hair coverage – visit our hair colour page here.