What is Balayage?

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What is Balayage?


Sacramento hair salons all talk about Balayage.  Ok, so what exactly is this fancy word all about?  And why are Sacramento women clamouring for it?  Balayage simply is a French word that means “sweeping” a reference to how haircolor or highlights are applied for a natural look.  The secret behind these seemingly effortless locks?  Highlights, delicately mixed in to the lowlights of your natural color.  The GS HAIR Professional Styling Team uses a free-hand sweeping technique.  Creating a look for you that looks like you spent the summer frolicking on the beach.  Yet, sexy with shading in just the right areas.  Done properly, it’s an exciting new look that replaces ‘bed-head’.  Throws out that ‘just-came-from-the-salon’ super-processed look, and exchanges it for effortless, natural and very sexy hair.

There are a lot of hair salons in town, why GS HAIR?

GS HAIR’s namesake, Greg Saumure is a Vidal Sassoon Graduate, Santa Monica, CA.  Very few stylists in Sacramento hold this coveted degree.  Read more about a Vidal Sassoon graduate vs. certificate holder here.

Greg Saumure is a Master Hair Stylist and Hair Colorist with over 30 years experience.  He has worked behind the chair in Sacramento as a stylist, colorist, educator and lastly owner of one of Sacramento’s Best Salons. He has launched careers of hundreds of local stylists through his rigorous training and education program.  He has earned his loyal following of clients through a life-long commitment to exemplary customer service.  We hope that you’ll be one of them. Read more about Greg Saumure.


I’m a little nervous.  Where do I start?

We’ve started updating the GS HAIR You Tube Channel with dramatic updates of Sacramento’s most beautiful women and handsome men.  Check out our dramatic before and after video’s on our You Tube Channel.

The GS HAIR Pinterest has always been very popular.  Browse popular hairstyles.  Pins from our boards to show us on your next appointment!

Then book a free consultation..  Sit with a cold glass of wine and let us tell you what you need.  We’ll ask, how much time you have to spend on your hair.  What your lifestyle allows.  And what special problems need solutions.  Our experts can give you exact pricing and make you comfortable for your hair appointment.  You deserve to be spoiled!  And you deserve to look your best!

We are now located at 2398 Fair Oaks Blvd. Ste 9, Sacramento, CA 95825  Book direct through our same number (916) 838-4642 we text.

E-mail us at [email protected]  We are right off Fair Oaks Boulevard and Fairgate Drive on the ‘Miracle Mile’ of hair salons.  #ontheboulevard See you at the new studio!

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