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A Flamboyage at Blue Tit Salon, Brockley

flamboyage at Blue Tit Salon, Brockley, FashionBite

I headed to South East London hotspot Brockley, now home to the latest Blue Tit Salon, to check out the new space and try out their iconic flamboyage hair colour.

Derived from the balayage, this technique can be best described as a grown-up dip dye, a gradual lightening which leaves the hair looking healthy and sun-kissed, rather than obviously dyed.

flamboyage at Blue Tit Salon, Brockley, FashionBite

I love the look of a dip dye, but it’s definitely something for your late teens/early twenties. It can just look crass (if not done well), but the flamboyage is a much more subtle technique and a great alternative to highlights too.

flamboyage at Blue Tit Salon, Brockley, FashionBite

My stylist, accompanied by his gorgeous little dog, started off by backcombing my roots, then applying colour to the ends which he left in foils, this gives the gradual colour effect and also keeps roots more natural looking, so you don’t get the issue of re-growth. It’s also a great colour for people who don’t have time to visit the salon regularly. A half head flamboyage costs £105.

flamboyage at Blue Tit Salon, Brockley, FashionBite

Only open a month or so, Blue Tit Brockley has been booked out since launch, according to the team there and locals have been pouring in to try out the directional salon, known for its fashion forward techniques. I only live up the road and the area has been crying out for a decent salon.

flamboyage at Blue Tit Salon, Brockley, FashionBite

flamboyage at Blue Tit Salon, Brockley, FashionBite

With a creative crowd moving in and Goldsmith’s on the doorstep, I’m sure it will remain just as busy in the coming months.

Blue Tit, 258 Brockley Road, London. SE4Sign-Up To FashionBite’s Weekly News

2 Comments

  1. Hey Emily, I live in Brockley too and went to Blue Tit last year for a half head flamboyage – I’m going back for my second one this week. They were great! Definitely agree, much more subtle than a dip-dye.

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