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.


The Drawing Room is no longer operating. Thank you to all of our clients over the years. We'll miss you. But wait...

Hunter Collective, a collection of co-working spaces for hair and beauty experts across London, is opening at 41 Artillery Lane in September.

That means you'll be able to continue frequenting our charming townhouse for hairstyling, and now for other beauty services, for years to come. Some of our stylists are joining Hunter Collective ( while others will soon move to new locations.


We promised to share the new locations and contact information of our styling team. Our salon email will remain active for some time in case you have any queries.

Oskar Pera is joining Hunter Collective and will continue at 41 Artillery Lane.
[email protected] | @oskarperahair

Alejandra Correa hasn't decided on a new location yet but invites clients to contact her.
07427 658751 | @alejandracorreahair

Vladimir Svraka is joining Hunter Collective and will continue at 41 Artillery Lane.
07413 565604 | @vlad.svraka_hair

Marc Ramos is deciding on his new location and is planning a move to West London.
07828706760 | [email protected] | @marcramoshair

Mikaela Knops will be seeing clients at her own salon, Klip London, in Bethnal Green.
07921 378503 | @mikaela_knops or @kliplondonhair

Rosa Rovira is deciding on her new location and plans to remain in Spitalfields.
07534 020255 | @le_roserovira

Poquito Dog has decided to retire and will mostly be sleeping on a soft blanket.