Balayage is a highlighting technique that creates natural looking highlights. The highlights are painted on by hand in a sweeping motion which moves from the base to the tip of the hair. At the base, the color is applied very lightly, while at the tip, the color is very heavy. The result is a chunky highlight which looks naturally sunbleached, and as the hair grows out, the root will be concealed for the first few months by the thinner color applied to the base of the hair. Another similar process is called American Tailoring,which combines Balayage with conventional foiling to achieve a very dramatic, intense look with rich color saturation.