What's Balayage


Balayage is a highlighting technique designed to create a very soft natural look, and Jack Howard is widely acknowledged as the man who brought this technique to the UK. Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint, and it allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour similar to what nature gives us as children with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea is that less is more when creating soft, natural looks, so think sun-kissed, natural looking colour as if you had been on the Riviera. The technique can be manipulated and played with to produce the most beautifully on trend haircolour, or the softest sun-kissed look ever.

The technique has spawned many other names: Babylights, New York Lights, Zig-Zag balayage, but all are a variation on the basic hand-painting skill. Jack has been working with Balayage for 20 years after learning in the US and has now taught thousands of other colourists the technique both privately and for L’Oreal Professionnel, where he is UK Colour Spokesperson. His reputation has earned jack the nickname ‘King of Balayage’ and he is sought out by clients, celebrities and magazine editors alike.





Leading Balayage educator Jack Howard is expanding his course offerings to 3 different learning experiences for 2016/17… Widely recognised as one of the most accomplished authorities on Balayage, Jack’s philosophy is to offer the client beautiful hair that doesn’t compromise on condition.

Jack shows salons how to actually increase their colour revenue and customer loyalty through giving the client a quicker service and lower maintenance repeat visits.

NEW FOR 2018

Balayage Courses

Balayage Bootcamp 2018

Online Education



Jack Howard

Hair Colorist and Educator

Jack Howard, L’Oreal Professionnel UK Colour Spokesperson and Global Ambassador, is a hair colourist based at Paul Edmonds London. Jack, widely credited with bringing Balayage to the UK, teaches a hugely popular course for L’Oreal Professionnel as well as privately for many salons around the world The Jack Howard brand currently includes a range of education courses that can be tailored to suit a salons needs. Jack has also been chosen by L'Oréal Professional Products Division as one of the industry's elite colourists to partner with as a 20:20 Colour artist.

Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour similar to what nature gives us as children with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines - the principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks. Jack has taught this method to thousands of stylists around the world and is the go-to authority on hand-painting colour. Jack has worked his colour magic on the likes of Poppy and Chloe Delevingne,Abby Clancy, Hannah Cooper, Gillian Anderson, Clara Paget, Ola Rudnicka (who wore his iridescent white blonde on the catwalks of NYFW for Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Edun, Proenza Schouler, Narcisco Rodriguez and Prabal Gurung), Mollie King (The Saturdays), Vanessa Kirby, Bonnie Wright, Hofit Golan, Aluna Francis (Aluna George), Chloe Hayward, Emma Louise Connerly, Ana Beatriz Barros, Daniela Braga and Dominika Grnova and comes highly recommended by the likes of Vogue, Tatler, Harpers, the Evening Standard, Marie Claire, and more. He is the official colourist for Next Model Management. His career has led him all around the world and he continues to travel for both education and private appointments. Jack's work has been featured in British Vogue, Turkish Vogue, Modern Salon, Red, Cosmopolitan to name just a few. His recent techniques include New York Lights, Bronde, Babylights, Ponytail Lights, Balayage and 3D Colour, and he created The Brunette Bar with L’Oreal Professionnel for the UK market.



@Paul Edmonds 217 Brompton Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 2EJ 020 7589 5958

Education: jackhoward.uk@me.com

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