Balayage means to sweep or to paint in French. This technique gives a sun-kissed, natural-looking hair color. The base will have a soft brown color, while the outside and the ends will be much lighter.
Softer version of the Balayage, typically blends higher up to achieve a more natural look. Ends remain light, with subtle hints of dimensional darkness going throughout.
The best thing you can do before you appointment is find a picture of what you love and bring it with you to go over with your colorist.