For Lighter, Brighter Hair Colour

If you're tired of the same old hair routine, balayage is here to rescue you from the mundane. It's not just a hair colouring technique; it's an art form! Imagine your hair as a canvas, and our skilled colour technicians are the artists that use the balayage technique to paint highlights throughout your hair.

Our colourists at Combers Inside-Out Hairdressing in Taunton are super skilled and up-to-date with the latest fashions and trends but our main aim is to make sure your hair colour and hairstyle work for YOU.

Our hair consultations are second to none and we'll even give you tips to keep your hair looking wonderful at home!

Hair colour looks different when it's dry and smooth, which is why it's important to book a finish (blow dry) with your hair colour.  You can then see the finished look... and your hair colour will be covered by our 7-day no-quibble guarantee.

The price you pay is based on skill and time and we'll always be open and honest about how much, how long and what to expect.  If we choose to use a blend of several colours to create the gorgeous multi-dimensional look you've been dreaming of, fear not... the price will not change.

You'll find our unique hair colour bar on the second floor of our Taunton salon but, if stairs are a challenge, we can tend to your needs downstairs instead.  Just let our front of house know when you book your appointment.

Safety First! 

Let's get serious for a moment.  We are here to make you look and feel beautiful inside and out so it's important we carry out a simple skin 'patch' test to make sure you are not allergic or sensitive to the hair colour products we use. 

If you are a new guest visiting Combers for a hair colour, or you have not had a colour service with us for 6 months or longer, please arrange a 5-minute appointment to come into the salon for a free allergy alert test or buy a one-off ColourStart patch test kit. Ideally, you should fit this in around 10 days before your colour appointment but at the very least, 48 hours before your visit.  



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Cruelty-Free Hair Colour

While Davines products are not certified vegetarian or vegan, the majority of their products contain no animal-derived ingredients.  None of Davines’ ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals.

They also have a fabulous hair colour line that contains no ammonia. No-one likes breathing in those nasty ammonia smells, so why not try the Davines 'A New Colour' range which offers total coverage and perfect lifting if you fancy going a few shades lighter or brighter.  

These hair colours are made with natural anti-oxidants for long-lasting, shiny hair colours that come in a multitude of different shades.  Chat with your friendly and professional colourist at Combers in Taunton to find out which colour may be right for you.


Beautiful Balayage

balayage at combers in taunton Now, let's talk versatility. Balayage is for everyone and anyone looking to spice up their mane.

Whether you're a natural brunette, a fiery redhead, or a blonde bombshell, there's a balayage style waiting to bring out the best in your tresses. It's like a hair party where everyone's invited, and the only rule is to have fun!

One of the best things about balayage? It grows out fantastically. No harsh lines, no awkward regrowth phases – just a graceful transition from one fabulous look to the next.

It's the low-maintenance hair colour you've been looking for. Who has time for touch-ups every few weeks when your hair can effortlessly evolve into a new, equally fabulous style?

The Battle Between Balayage & Ombré

(the which is which & who is who)

Balayage is all about that subtle, sun-kissed glow, like you just spent a weekend on a tropical island sipping colourful drinks with umbrellas. While, ombré is like the cool kid hair colouring technique who effortlessly goes from dark to light to create a stunning, dramatic contrast.

Balayage is all about freehand painted highlights. This gives your Combers Inside-Out stylist the creative freedom to strategically place colour where it will shimmer and shine the brightest. On the other hand, ombré is a bit more structured, with a gradual transition from dark to light. It's the difference between a spontaneous adventure and a well-rehearsed dance routine.

So, whether you're leaning towards the artistic paint strokes of balayage or the dramatic contrast of ombré, remember that both styles have their own place in the quirky, colourful world of fabulous hair. Choose your side, rock your look, and let your hair be the canvas for your unique masterpiece!


It's All About The Money, Money, Money Piece!

The money piece - which we call face-framing - is a hair colouring technique that involves a strategically placed pop of colour framing your face, like a spotlight on the main stage. It demands attention and always works to steal the show!

But wait, the magic happens when face framing and balayage hair colouring techniques join forces! Face framing highlights take centre stage, while balayage plays the supporting role, enhancing the overall performance with its artistic hair colour flair. Together, they create a symphony of harmonious colour.

So, if you're ready to let your hair take centre stage and make a statement... Embrace the fabulousness of face-framing highlights and balayage combo – go ahead, let your hair steal the show!

For those trying a balayage hair colour for the first time, please book a complimentary hair colour consultation so we can chat it through and tell you exactly what to expect.


These FAQs are not a substitute for professional advice. For specific concerns or persistent issues, consult with a hair care professional or a dermatologist.

What is balayage?


Balayage is a hair colouring technique that originated in France. It involves hand-painting or sweeping color onto sections of hair to create a natural, graduated effect. The word "balayage" itself means "sweeping" in French.

How does balayage differ from traditional highlighting?


Unlike traditional foil highlighting, balayage creates a softer, more natural look with a seamless transition between dark and light tones. It allows for a sun-kissed, lived-in appearance, as the colour is often applied freehand without the use of foils.

Is balayage suitable for all hair types and lengths?


Balayage is versatile and can be adapted to various hair types and lengths. It works best on mid-length and long hair, and it can be customised to complement different textures and styles.

How often do you need to touch up balayage?


One of the advantages of balayage is that it grows out more gracefully than traditional highlights, so touch-ups are less frequent. Many people find they can go several months between appointments, depending on their desired look and how fast their hair grows.

Can I get balayage if my hair is already coloured?


Yes, balayage can be applied to both natural and previously coloured hair. It is a versatile technique that can enhance existing colour or create a new, multi-dimensional look.

How do I maintain balayage at home?


Balayage is known for its low-maintenance appeal. To keep your balayage looking fresh, use sulfate-free shampoos, avoid excessive heat styling, and protect your hair from the sun. Regular trims can also help maintain the overall health and appearance of your balayage.

Can I achieve balayage at home?


While there are DIY balayage kits available, achieving the desired results is challenging without professional expertise. Consult one of our skilled colourists at Combers who can tailor the technique to your hair type and preferences.

Does balayage work on all hair colors?


Balayage is most commonly associated with lighter tones such as blonde balayag.  However, it can be adapted for various hair colours, including brunettes, redheads and fashion shades.

What's the difference between balayage & ombré?


Balayage and ombré are both hair coloring techniques, but they differ in their application. Balayage involves adding colour onto the hair for a softer, more natural look, while ombré features a more noticeable, graduated colour shift from dark to light, often with a distinct line between the two shades.

How much does balayage cost at Combers?


Prices start from £175 for a bespoke balayage.  Book a consultation by either completing this form or calling Combers in Taunton 01823 334 331. Our consultations are second to none because we will really listen to you, ask the right questions, and understand exactly what it is you want from your hair before recommending a plan to achieve your goals.