National Balayage Week

For the people who may not be familiar with hair coloring techniques, let us briefly explain what balayage is before we introduce the holiday week dedicated to it. Balayage is a free-hand technique of adding highlights to hair, and it creates not only a natural gradation of lightness on the hair strands, but it also creates a soft glow.

It’s this effect that people are searching for when they have their hair done in this way. It’s also why so many people are observing National Balayage Week—a week that occurs during the week of August 16th and encourages people to have their hair highlighted in this manner.

The History Of National Balayage Week

This holiday week is a relatively new one on the calendar. It was created in 2020 by Matrix, a hair-color and professional haircare company that’s based in the United States. They use this week to promote their ever-evolving line of hair lighteners and hair care products.

Some Quick Facts About Balayage

Below are some quick facts about Balayage that we think people might be interested in knowing about.

  • Balayage started in France.
  • This technique mimics the effects the sun has on the hair.
  • This hair color is easy to maintain.
  • Balayage does very little damage to hair strands.
  • It doesn’t require the use of foil to achieve the perfect tint.

Observing National Balayage Week

Most people who are observing this week will probably do so by choosing to have summer highlights added to their hair. Either alone or with friends. We just don’t see how this week can be observed in any other way; after all, no one is celebrating it with special events.

Sure, some people will post pictures of their hair on social media using the hashtag #NationalBalayageWeek, but most people will just have this technique performed on their hair.

When is it?
This year (2023)
August 14 Monday
Next year (2024)
August 12 Monday
Last year (2022)
August 15 Monday