Episode 54

The Trouble with Balayage

with the colour me sophie b


What we'll be talking about

In this episode, we’re talking about the trouble with Balayage and why you need a “work smarter not harder” business strategy as a Hairdresser or Salon Owner. Get ready to be tickled pink!

Sophie's sassy colour language and enthusiasm for haircolour education had us both in laughter throughout the conversation. If you're looking to learn whilst having fun, this is definitely the podcast for you!

Do you struggle with Balayage? Dodgy blends? Splotches? Do you worry about how to turn your client's inspo pictures into a technique and placement?  If you are a Hairdresser that answered “YESSSS” to one or all of these questions, you're not alone! 
The trouble with Balayage is nobody teaches hairdressers the blueprint so that they are clear on how to go about it. 

You don't have to struggle with B-A-L-A-Y-A-G-E anymore! Because UK Educator ‘Colour Me Sophie B' teaches Stylists trouble-shooting theory and practical techniques that are adaptable for every client request.

Show notes for episode 54

The Trouble with Balayage

As Creatives, we get fixed on the practical elements of our job! However, if you really want to be good at Balayage it's vital to know all the what's – why's and how's! Seldom taught in the hairdressing industry! Sophie Bullivant is a super sassy balayage obsessed Haircolour Educator and Salon Owner that is literally lifting the lid and clearing the brain smoke.

Sophie B wrote the blueprint for Hairdressers of how to do balayage. She teaches stylists how to “speak client” with colourful technique names that paint a more detailed picture than just saying Balayage to describe everything. Because let's face it…. clients don't know what hairdressers are saying when we offer “hairdresser language” descriptions such as – Teasy Lights, Foilyage, Root Stretch or Drop the Base. You can literally see clients eyes glaze over when we do that & it's becoming increasingly more difficult for hairdressers to quote effectively for customised colour. 

it's time to get sassy with your mindset and colour confidence

Hairdressers are infamous for over committing, overworking & obligating themselves. Would you like to learn how to run your own column as a personally branded biz? This is just as important for emerging hairdressers that are newly qualified, employed hairdressers growing their clientele, and highly experienced Hairdressers or Salon Owners.

You don't need to be running your own salon to inject your own professional personality into your salon life! Sophie is a big believer in the approach “Work Smarter and Not Harder” and this carries over to her mentoring.

It's time you start running your appointment column as a mini brand. We discuss marketing strategies that will help to boost your income and mindset regardless of your level of hairdressing. The first thing to change as an employed stylist or freelance stylist is your mindset that you are empowered to be running your own column how you want with messaging and earning potential.

key points discussed in this colourful (and giggly) interview 

  • Balayage
  • Blendage
  • The trouble with Balayage
  • How-to create a colour language to suit your branding and attract dream clients
  • The importance of offering a signature colour service menu that “speaks client”
  • The difference between hairdressers lingo and the best language to share with clients
  • The mindset to grow your salon colour business with personality and fun
  • We discuss how to do a bad-ass colour consultation
  • We chat about the best colour brushes for Balayage (and you'll never guess how accessible these are!!)
  • Colour Quoting and Consultation in person and online – what works and what doesn't work well
  • We laugh a lot through this because one of the biggest takeaways for this interview is to remember to have FUN

Keep scrolling down the page to find all the links discussed in our interview. Chat soon colour lovers x

Links and resources


This links to sophie's instagram


link to sophie b balayage education


link to my insta @colourkristina


DM ME @colourkristinatalkspodcast


link to sophie b's salon service menu


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