Balayage Services in Rochester, NY

Woman with Blonde Balayage Hair

What is Balayage?​

By definition, balayage is a freehand technique where the color is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques.

This technique has been around for decades— it was first made popular in the 1970’s. The term simply means “to sweep” in French (and that, in a nutshell, is exactly what a freehand balayage technique is). The stylist “sweeps” the lightener or hair color with delicate movements across the hair to create a more natural, blended look.

Choosing the Right Stylist

Balayage techniques vary, and it’s crucial to choose a stylist with experience to ensure you get the end-result you’re looking for. There’s a major difference between balayage and other hair lightening techniques, and choosing the right one is all about communication between the stylist and client. Plus, you need to trust the stylist will ask all the right questions about your hair’s history to make sure you get a look that will keep your locks healthy and happy!

As a master stylist for over a decade, I’ve perfected the balayage technique. I’m a Vidal Sassoon Trained stylist, attending their cutting techniques school located in Toronto, ON. I am also a certified master colorist by Schwarzkopf professional, graduating from the Master Colorist Program in January 2020, held in Los Angeles, California.

Master Hair Stylist Elena B Posing for Headshot


Take a look through my recent work! See something you like? Let me know and we can create a similar look just for you.


Pricing varies depending on the hair, hair history, and desired outcome. A consultation is always recommended, but we share base pricing below. Feel free to contact us for a virtual consultation at any time!



Hand painted lightness in the hair to create a seamless, sunkissed look. Toner is included.

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Luminous Beauty Lounge @Salon Social

2949 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, NY 14618