[ bah-ley-ahzh ]
/ ˌbɑ leɪˈɑʒ /
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a hair highlighting technique in which dye is painted onto the hair to lighten it in a natural-looking way.
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Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of balayage
First recorded in 1975–80; from French: literally, “sweeping,” derivative of verb balayer, from Middle French, Old French balaier, derivative of French balai, from Old French balei, baleis “a broom, brush,” alteration (influenced by balier, baloier “to move about excitedly”) of Late Latin ballāre “to dance”; see origin at ball2
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