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What is a Balayage?

At WAVES Salon in The Woodlands, TX, we specialize in making you look AND feel your best! A Balayage has become one of our most popular services. Balayage was first created to mimic hair that is naturally lightened in the sun, usually with a lived-in look on the root and on the underlayers of hair with subtle lighter pieces around the hairline and on the top layer, where the sun would reach.

During a balayage lightener is used by hand painting lightner on pieces that would naturally lighten in the sun. After the hair is lifted to the desired level it is toned to compliment the client’s existing hair color, skin tone, and eye color.

How Much Does a Balayage Cost in The Woodlands, TX?

At Waves Salon in The Woodlands, each balayage session is uniquely tailored to fulfill your desired look. To determine the most suitable price for your specific preferences, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our exceptionally skilled colorists at your convenience. During this consultation, we’ll collaborate closely with you to arrive at a price point that aligns with your budget.

How Long Does Balayage Take?

Balayage is a highly customizable service, which means the time you spend in the chair can vary significantly. We recommend discussing your schedule with your stylist before your appointment to plan your day accordingly. The duration of your appointment will be influenced by factors such as the amount of hair being treated, its texture, density, your desired results, and any additional services you may choose during your visit.

At WAVES Salon in The Woodlands, TX, we deeply respect our clients’ time and prioritize both efficiency and exceptional service to ensure you leave with the best hair possible.

Why Choose Us?

We are always excited for new clients to walk through our doors. Our mission at WAVES Salon is to provide a unique experience unlike any other in The Woodlands. All areas of the salon are filled with natural lighting, allowing our stylists to create amazing color transformations. We are passionate about creating a relaxed, memorable experience with impeccable client relations. Our highly trained and talented hairstylists take pride in finding out what your hair goals are and equipping you with the knowledge to recreate your amazing style at home.

All are welcome here, and our staff go the extra mile to ensure you are comfortable, feel satisfied with your treatment, and leave having your follow-up appointment already in the books. Be sure to bring inspiration photos to your stylist and describe what you want in detail, so they can interpret your vision and help it come to life.

Why Choose Us?


We offer a range of recommended post-treatment hair care so you can be salon-ready every day. Balayage is relatively low maintenance, and with a few key products that our stylists can recommend, you will get the most out of your treatment, making it last. Making a follow-up appointment to touch up the color is also ideal to manage the upkeep of your new look. Your stylist will instruct you on when that follow-up should be.

At Home Care

While a maintenance schedule in the salon should be talked about with your stylist, there are a few things that clients of WAVES Salon in The Woodlands can do to maintain their color at home:

  • Shampoo and Conditioner: We recommend R+Co’s Gemstone shampoo and conditioner. These products are sulfate-free and designed to protect and enhance your hair’s vibrancy.
  • Deep Conditioning: Incorporate R+Co’s Sunset Blvd blonde toning masque when needed to maintain and enhance your blonde tones. This toning masque is specifically formulated to keep your blonde looking fresh and bright.
  • Heat Protection: Prior to styling, apply R+Co’s Hot Spell to protect your hair from heat damage. This product will also add shine and smoothness to your style.
  • Leave-In Treatment: For extra hydration, use R+Co Bleu F-Layer as a leave-in treatment. Apply a small amount to damp hair and style as usual.
  • Regular Trims: Schedule regular trims to keep your hair ends healthy and prevent split ends. This will also help maintain your overall hairstyle.
  • Cold Rinse: After shampooing and conditioning, rinse your hair with cold water. This helps seal the cuticle and maintain color vibrancy.
  • Professional Maintenance: Continue to visit your stylist for touch-ups and toning as needed to keep your color looking vibrant and fresh.

Remember, consistency is key to maintaining the health and beauty of your hair. By following these at-home care recommendations and using R+Co products, you can enjoy your balayage while keeping your hair in optimal condition.

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