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Foilyage Hair Highlights

Love the look of striking highlights that make your hair shimmer and shine with movement and depth? Whether you just want to refresh a balayage or you’re looking to make a statement, Elena can help you achieve all of this and so much more with advanced color processes like foilyage hair highlights.

Getting to the Root of a Great Foilyage

Foilyage has its roots firmly in balayage; Elena separates and/or back-combs the hair into specific sections according to your look. She then hand-paints lightener only onto the surface of hair strands and sets the hair to process in the open air. This creates a contrast between the added highlight and the darker lowlight left behind.

The result? Soft, subtle highlights and almost no risk of a harsh regrowth line, which is often associated with all-over color as it grows out. It’s perfect for people who don’t want to worry about touch ups or anyone who wants a more natural, sun-kissed look.

But not everyone is a subtle kind of person. Some ladies like to make a statement and go for a look that’s bolder, brighter, and louder, too. That’s where foilyage hair highlights comes in!

The Secret to Foilyage Hair Highlights

Foilyage amps balayage up to the next level.

Elena uses the same hand-painted, fully bespoke application technique used in balayage with a few key differences. Elena paints each strand with a higher volume lightener and developer, saturating the whole strand and wrapping it in foil to trap in any heat. This causes the hair to lighten faster and deeper in a shorter period of time, which produces a bolder, more vibrant highlight.

Just how bold can you go? The sky is really the limit. Elena can use foilyage to create a mock all-over blonde on dark brunette or black hair, or they can add foilyage hair highlights just around the face or at the ends. It’s all about what you want and what you want to achieve with your hair.

Less Damage, More Love

Love the look of light hair, but hate the damage? Maybe your hair is sensitive, highly porous, lacking proteins, or even suffering from past damage. Both balayage and foilyage hair highlights can “spare your hair” and even protect it if your stylist is skilled.

In balayage, Elena only applies lightener to a portion of each hair strand. This is ideal for both healthy and damaged hair. More of the hair is left untouched, healthy, and intact, which can make it easier to bounce back from your session without suffering from dryness, brittleness, or manageability issues.

And while foilyage does saturate the entire strand, which raises the risk for damage, it’s still less damaging than all-over color. That makes it a safer option for people who have a high risk for breakage or problems. It’s a compromise between maintaining the health of your hair and still achieving the bright, bold highlights you love.

Endless Style Possibilities

The best thing about foilyage hair highlights? It can be adjusted to suit almost any face shape, cut, or style – and it suits virtually any purpose, too. Use it to:

  • Set bold highlights along long ringlets to make them stand out.
  • Emphasize movement in hair that otherwise seems to fall flat.
  • Add highlights on a long, smooth bob to draw attention to beautiful eyes.
  • Draw attention to a great bone structure or your best facial features.
  • Make baby-fine or short hair appear thicker and more lush.
  • Warm your hair up with copper, gold, and champagne-toned highlights.
  • Cool down tone by adding ice blonde, silver, and ash blonde highlights.
  • Work in lowlights – a trendy choice that’s perfect for autumn and winter.
  • Get a little spunky by highlighting with bold shades, like purple and blue.
  • Freshen up a balayage that’s outgrown its usefulness and needs a little help.
  • Polish a look you already love, but really want to take to the next level.

Foilyage is as individual and unique as you – and that’s exactly what makes it such a universal color process choice. Nearly anyone can benefit from it. All you need to do is trust your color process to Elena, who knows how to work her magic.

Your Hair is in Expert Hands

Foilyage hair highlights is beautiful, but it’s also an advanced color technique – and that means it should only be applied by a skilled stylist.

As a Master Colorist and Master Stylist who has been featured on social media platforms such as Modern Salon, American Salon, Cosmoprof Beauty, Behind the Chair (BTC), and Schwarzkopf Professional, you can trust Elena to help you get the perfect highlights every time.

Schedule a consultation now to discover how easy it is to get a look that lets you shine like the fierce, confident, and independent woman you already are.


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Foilyage Hair Highlights in Ventura, CA - HER Hair by Elena

I was referred to Elena and I was nervous to try a new hairstylist. Our first consultation was an eye opening experience. She listened to my ideas and gave me her expert option. I appreciated her honestly and believe she had my hair's best interest.

She was able to take out the red dye and turn me into a blonde. I never thought I could have healthy long blonde hair before her. She is talented and very patient with me. I definitely recommend to call and book an appointment with Elena Rosas!!!

Los Angeles, CA

When I first went to Elena I had never colored my hair because there was never anyone I was able to trust with that responsibility. The first few times I went with her I just got cuts until I started to see her work. I took the chance and allowed her to do her "magic" on my hair & I am so happy that I did. I have not once been disappointed. She is 100% honest and refuses do a session on your hair that will damage your hair in one sitting.

When I first wanted my hair colored I showed her a color that was about 5x lighter than my actual hair color and she refused to do it in one sitting because it would damage my hair tremendously. I wasn't upset I was glad that she was honest because majority of stylists will do it in one session which makes hair look very unhealthy. She is unlike any stylist out there, she is an incredible woman with a whole lot of talent who knows her job better than anyone I know! I love Elena, she's the BEST!!

Santa Paula, CA

I drove an hour and a half round trip to have Elena fix some highlights-gone-awry and a haircut that I knew was off but was too afraid to be critical of it. Rome can't be built in a day but she wisely suggested a gradual route towards fixing and moving towards what I'm sure will turn out to be perfectly natural highlights and a great cut that just needs a little time to grow into itself.

If you want wonderfully natural highlighted hair, you can tell by her pictures & Instagram that she completely knows what she's doing! She's so skilled at her craft and she takes your hair seriously - both its health and color and what you're able to keep up. Go to Elena if you are looking to take your color to the next level and not just settle for what is typically offered; she does a great job!

Santa Barbara, CA