Balayage London

Colour Services at The Drawing Room Salon, London

Balayage and Ombre produce natural-looking results that have become increasingly popular. They are two of our most requested colour services. So, if you are looking for balayage or ombre in London, look no further: you are in the best hairdressing hands in London!

We have an expert team of colour technicians in our Spitalfields salon, all of whom are trained to the highest standards in balayage, ombre and other colour techniques.

Read on to find more:

Balayage and Ombre – Our Approach

Balayage London Explained

Balayage is derived from a French word meaning “to sweep” or “to paint”.When highlighting hair using this technique, the dye is painted onto the hair in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect. This gives balanced, multi-tonal colour which looks naturally stylish. The fluent blend between the balayage and the tones of the underlying hair is key to why balayage techniques are frequently our most requested.

Balayage is usually applied freehand, most often using a paddle spatula for painting the colour dye directly onto the hair. Depending on the result desired, it can also be achieved by backcombing the hair to produce a different effect.

This is ideal for anyone who wants a colour that’s easy to maintain and wants to give their hair a break from full highlights.The top section of the hair is generally coloured to a light to medium brown, blending into the length with a soft creamy blonde.Of course, the final choice of can be tailored to suit!

Ombre London Explained

Ombre is another French word meaning “to shade”. Typically bolder and and visually more intense, ombre is a great technique to introduce darker tones to your hair when it has gone too light. Ombre gives the hair added depth, but just keep in mind that if you are used to all over blonde then having dark roots can take some adjustment.

If, however, you are looking for a bigger colour change, then this is for you. We can vary ombre from a more natural look, or easily add bright colours, pastel tones and even crazy colours!

If you are looking for ombre in London, what are you waiting for?

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How long does Balayage or Ombre last?

8-12 weeks in general.

Will it damage the hair?

As with any colour we are changing the structure of the hair. However, we both ombre and balayage we use the lightest and most advanced techniques. We canalso add a treatment to leave your hair rejuvenated and feeling like new.

Do Balayage and Ombre require a lot of maintenance?

Not at all. They grow out very naturally, without an obvious regrowth. This allows you to wear your colour for longer between each appointment, which is great if you have a busy lifestyle or simply want to spend less time and money maintaining your look

Check out our full price list on our Services page. Or, if you’re ready, book online today.


With a heavy heart, we have to announce that The Drawing Room is permanently closing down. Our last day will be 14 August 2021.

Over nearly eight years our salon has built an outstanding reputation. So many of you have told us that we’re the best you’ve found. Truly, it means so much to us. Thank you for your custom, for telling friends about us, and for the times and laughs we’ve shared.

Oskar, James, Rosa, Marc, Vlad, Mikaela, Alejandra, Crystal, Shariah, and Poquito.


The salon is closing, but we understand that no one wants to lose a trusted stylist or colourist. Here’s what we’re doing to avoid this:

- We’ve agreed one more month of trading with our landlord, so you have an opportunity to visit us at least one more time. Please come if you can; we’d love to see you!
- We are very happy for our stylists to tell you where they’ll be working next, once they have found a new location.
- We will email you to let you know all stylists’ new locations once we have closed. If you don’t want to receive this information, please unsubscribe from our emails.
- We will keep our phone line active for a month after closing and will keep our email, Facebook and Instagram active for several months.

If you have any questions, please email us and we’ll help in whichever way we can.