The technique is straight up the opposite of balayage (a highlighting technique done freehand by your hairstylist).[ id="BYZpeHsgDgx"]
Reverse balayage uses darker colours - like browns and greys instead of your usual light shades - at the ends. The result? A glossy finish that resembles a mix of a balayage and an ombré.
The main difference between the two trends lies in the after-care. Balayage has very subtle results so doesn't require a crazy after-care routine. Reverse balayage, meanwhile, uses contrasting colours making it very high-maintenance - we're talking regular salon visits to retouch your roots and hydrating treatments to prevent breakage on the ends.
Stay tuned for the next balayage trend of 2018...
'Prism lights' is the chic new balayage technique you need to know about