You know the saying that your hair is 90% of your selfie; well your hair colour is going to make or break your look, so you need to get it right!

Your perfect colour is going to complement your hair cut and enhance all of your best features. It can turn heads, leave you feeling on top of the world and make you look 10 years younger.

Our colourists work with the best L’Oreal colour to create bespoke hair colour that is ideal for you. We’ll begin your colour appointment with a consultation where we’ll get to know you, your hair type and how much time you have to maintain your colour between visits – because that perfect ice blonde is only going to work, if you’re committed to looking after it!

You’ll also need a skin test at least 48 hours before your first colour appointment and we have a simple philosophy – no patch test, no colour!


Our colourists are experts in hand-painting colour techniques, so whether you’re after an ombre, a dip dye, a root stretch, babylights, a face frame, or another term you’ve read online, we’re the place to come to for a balayage in Barnes.

Confused by all the jargon? Don’t panic. That’s what consultations are for! You don’t need to know what the colour look is called, just let your Making Waves colour expert know what end result you’re looking for – you can bring along photos or save some favourites on Instagram if it helps.

Balayage is actually a hand-painting colour technique where your colourist will select individual sections of hair to accentuate your facial features and your hair cut. It is perfect low maintenance hair colour because there are no distinct lines, so it can grow out beautifully and there is no better way of creating that sun-kissed look effect that makes your hair look like you’ve just spent the week on the slopes.

Want to know why there’s no better option for a balayage in Barnes? Book in for a complimentary consultation here.

Prices from £150

Tints and Glosses

For an all over change of colour, added shine or simply to enhance your natural tone, ask for a full head tint or semi-permanent colour at our salon in Barnes.

Select your favourite shade from our colour chart or have a colour mixed bespoke for you, then kick back and relax with a glossy mag and some peace and quiet (or fire up the laptop and get back to the grind if you prefer) while your colour develops.

Our semi-permanent hair colours, often known as glosses, last from 6 to 12 washes and can add insane shine to your hair.

Prices from £45

Tints and Glosses
Balayage Barnes

Highlights and Lowlights

We’ll use foil highlights to add depth, dimension and movement to your hair. There’s no better way to create the beautiful blonde you’ve always wanted.

Foil highlights let your colourist get right up to the root, for an undetectable change of tone. They’re the perfect technique for introducing multiple tones to your hair and whether you like ashy tones, golds, caramels or platinum shades, highlights are the perfect way to lighten up your look.

We also work with foils to add caramels, chocolate browns and rich reds lowlights for warmth and depth. If you’re fighting grey roots, your colourist could use a combination of highlights and lowlights for a more natural look that’s going to blend better.

Prices from £95

Balayage Barnes