901 Pearl Street #101,
Boulder, CO, 80302, United States
Monday - Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Sweep is the first and only balayage bar in Boulder and Denver that specializes in the art of tried and true-to-tradition, hand-painted balayage.
Providing services in a welcoming, “hello friend” atmosphere where positivity plays a part in our process, we use ethically produced and disposed of organic products.
Sweep intends to embrace organized chaos — a natural look — and to change the way hair color is traditionally done. We promote a process that is less damaging to your hair, the environment, and easier to afford. That’s the voilà of balayage.
Absolutely! Balayage involves soft brush strokes and swipes of color that play off the hair’s natural movement. It’s a process we could all use more in everyday life, where less is more and imperfections are key.
Unlike foils which have blunt lines, balayage looks like random color collected from the sun.
There is also a common misconception that balayage is the same as ombré (another French word that means ‘shaded’). However, ombré is just one technique within the balayage family. Ombré is a technique that involves color blocking where no dark shade on the bottom is left untouched — unlike balayage.
If you want to lighten up with lived-in color (yes, please) balayage is for you.
Here at Sweep, we have seven different styles of balayage that include covering rogue gray hairs to mimick those sun-kissed sweet spots you had as a kid.