[ 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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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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
Words nearby balayage
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