The term comes from the French "balaye" meaning "to sweep". This technique was born in France in the 70's and is done by hand, aluminum or plastic are not used to cover the hair, is very versatile and the results are very natural, you can leave the root to natural or mark them from the root, make thick or thin wicks. Unlike Flamboyage, if it is necessary to retouch the root with color to create a base, you need to first paint the root and then do the Balayage.