Tok beauty: the ‘Scandinavian hairline’, the beach-style balayage technique

Tok beauty: the 'Scandinavian hairline', the beach-style balayage technique

Whether you want to change your look, or show off with a back-from-vacation hairstyle (even though you haven’t necessarily left), the ‘Scandinavian hairline’ is made for you! This coloring technique allows you to revive blonde hair and brighten the face without having to break the bank or wait for hours, although it is advisable to contact a knowledgeable professional. The popularity is such that the method has already reached 100 million views on social networks.

Blonder than blonde, and above all luminous: this is the promise of the ‘Scandinavian hairline’ technique, which can also be found on TikTok under the name ‘Scandi hairline’. This is a specific coloring method intended to revive any blonde, and to naturally provide a shiny effect, while illuminating the face. All without having to spend hours under a ton of cellophane waiting for the color to set at your favorite hairdresser. Brought to light during the summer, the technique spread like wildfire on the Chinese social network to the point of having accumulated more than 130 million views to date. And if it seems to only be aimed at blondes – and fair-haired people – it seems that their dark-haired and red-haired counterparts are also starting to appropriate it… in their own way.

Focus on baby hair

Unlike traditional coloring techniques, or even classic balayage, there is no question of applying the (de)coloring product to all, or the majority, of the hair. This method essentially focuses on what we call ‘baby hairs’, these short, rebellious and unmanageable hairs which surround the face, mainly at the forehead and nape of the neck. It is therefore essentially a question of coloring these few hairs, as well as, depending on the version, the roots of the longer hair which are located around the face. The idea being to create a circular luminous zone which will highlight the complexion, but not only…

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Just as with contouring or highlighting in make-up, the ‘Scandinavian hairline’ seeks to play with light, and therefore to create an optical effect. By lightening this specific area, the hair will appear blonder, and above all more shiny and luminous, like after spending a summer in the sun. It is therefore no coincidence that the trend goes viral after returning from vacation, this effect being particularly sought after at the start of the school year. An important detail: the technique is quick and effective because of the small amount of hair to be colored, but also quite simply because it is extremely fine. If users do not address the question of the price of such a technique, we suspect that it will therefore also be (much) less expensive than traditional coloring.

In a hair salon

If the majority of the tips revealed on TikTok aim to make users’ daily lives easier, and therefore to be reproduced at home, it is recommended to go to a hairdressing expert for the ‘Scandinavian hairline’. We know that all coloring techniques require special precautions to be taken, but this is all the more the case here as the product comes into direct contact with the skin. Something not to be taken lightly. You only need to scroll through the Chinese social network to see that an overwhelming majority of users who have tried this technique have done so in their favorite hair salon.

As we will have understood, if only by its name, this method is mainly aimed at blondes, regardless of the nature of the blonde, whether it is natural or not, or even whether the person already has balayage. She adapts to everything. But above all, it seems to have already conquered brown and red hair, who try it and adopt it using products adapted to their own hair color. It could therefore be that the trend is only just beginning, and is gradually establishing itself as one of the star beauty tips of the year.

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