Balayage Blonde

I’m that nerd who counts down the sleeps to the hairdresser. Of all the beauty treatments in the world, I absolutely ADORE having my hair done. It’s the me-time and head massages that do it for me, and I always walk out like I’m in a hair advert. Yes, I’m that strange person walking down the road with a spring in her step and extra bounce in her hair (erm, it might also be because I can’t help but swoosh my hair around!)

Sorry. Not Sorry.

There are only 2 hairdressers I adore and trust completely in this world – Lindsay-Jade Calvert in Johannesburg and Brittny Jayne Amorim at Scar Hair, here in Cape Town.

Say “Hi!” to Brittny:Brittny Jayne AmorimScar Hair

I’m pretty sure Brittny regrets the day we swopped numbers because for 5 days prior to my appointment, I’m sending her Pinterest Boards pictures of ideas. Sorry for the spam. I hope I’m not too bad!

I’ve been seeing pictures of Balayage and it looks sensational.

What is it? It’s a French word that means to sweep or to paint. I just had to try it.

I’ve been very very blonde lately and it’s all been one solid colour, which has been fantastic and light for Summer, but as we head into Winter I wanted to darken it ever so slightly. I do love the super light look, but when my hair is that light, my own natural darker blonde comes out in the regrowth looking so dark in contrast. I HATE that black halo look. Cheap and nasty is NOT the look I’m going for.

Here is the before:IMG_8275.jpgI must admit, I always get nervous when the colour is applied and my hair is wet because it always looks so dark. Like SUPER DARK! I’m pretty sure Brittny sees the “terror” in my eyes behind the nervous smile and always reassures me. I trust her completely.Colour samplesBailey Schneider Freddy Jeans AdidasUnder the dryer Bailey SchneiderNow, is there anyone who doesn’t like head massages? Well, we just can’t be friends.

It is heavenly and in my mind I’m always willing her not to stop, hoping she’ll instinctively feel the energy and give me an extra 5 minutes.

Mind you, Sox hates them and I married him. Ok… we can still be friends.

As soon as we start to blow dry, the true colour appears and I’m always blown away. Brittny is an artist! She’s bloody brilliant.Bailey Schneider BalayageBailey Schneider Blonde Balayage HairBailey Schneider Blonde BalayageBailey Schneider BlondeI also love how different light changes the colours too.

You can see the rest of Brittny’s work on her Instagram.

Call Scar Hair to book your appointment and ask for Brittny.(021) 422-5900.


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  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Stunning hair looks good on you!!! X

    April 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      You’re so sweet! Thanks Meg x

      April 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Natasha Viljoen

    Wow, that looks amazing! Going in for my own touch-up on Saturday, cant wait!

    BTW, tried commenting on yesterday’s blog, but can’t seem to… I cannot believe you are in CT for 3 years already! Such nice lessons that you shared – thanks!

    April 12, 2016 at 1:12 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Oh no! That’s strange. Thanks I’ll look into it! Aw enjoy your hairdressing session – send me a pic xxx

      April 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply N Steve Isaacs

    My WORD u simply beyond beautiful brat



    April 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Tanya

    Your hair looks stunning Bailey!

    April 12, 2016 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Jackie Katzen

    Wow, your hair looks stunning… can I please have the contact number for you JHB lady, is she at Studio 9?

    April 13, 2016 at 7:29 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hi Jackie! Thanks so much! Lindsay is no longer at Studio 9! She works at Dom Republic Salon in Parkhurst. Here is the number: 0114477860

      April 14, 2016 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Abby

    Love the new colour! So natural and chic!

    April 13, 2016 at 6:14 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks honey! Really hope to see you soon x

      April 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Caley

    It is BEAUTIFUL – love love love this colour! Maybe I should do it too??
    Head massages are my love language and MC hates them too! x

    April 18, 2016 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Ashley Morgan

    Hi! Do you know of anyone that does balayage in Joburg? I’m an American, living in Italy but will be visiting Joburg for a month (confusing, I know!) and will need to have my hair done. Love balayage and your style! Of appreciate any suggestions for salons! Thank you!!!

    April 8, 2017 at 10:03 am
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