Business Spotlight / Balayaged and Beautiful

I’m going to start pretty simply - it doesn’t get much better than Stephanie Smigel and Balayaged and Beautiful. She is one of the most talented people I’ve ever met. When I walk into her salon, she often asks what I want to do - and often my response is “I trust you.”

It’s that simple and with a quick scan of her Instagram, you’ll know why.

Stephanie offers not only amazing service, but a wealth of knowledge from over 8 years in the hair industry specializing in color, and is at the top of her game when it comes to balayage.

What is balayage?
Balayage is hand-painted highlights that will make you re-think everything you thought you knew about hair color.

Stephanie has truly become a master of her craft creating color that truly mimics the effect of the sun on your hair - for the absolute perfect natural sun-kissed look!

But she doesn’t stop there, here’s a quick peek at her menu:


Full Color: Customized painting technique used to re-create the perfect sun-kissed hair


Retouch: Color your regrowth or hide those pesky greys


Full Highlights: Highlights all over your whole head


Partial Highlight: Highlights on half your hair usually leaving the underneath darker


Bowlayage: Free hand painting around your hairline


Glaze: Non-permanent option to neutralize or darken existing color. Conditions hair


Men’s Color: Grey blending


Pinks, purples, grey and blue just to name a few


Color Correction: Come in let’s chat and get you going on your perfect hair journey


Double Process Blonde: What blonde dreams are made of. Lighter from root to tip


Blow Dry: Sometimes you just don’t have time to do it yourself. Add curls or flat iron work because why not!


Haircut: Comes with a wash and style


Brazilian Blowout: Cut down on frizz, blow drying time and have the hair you’ve always wanted


Extensions: Beaded, bonded tape-in and halo

Recently Stephanie has stepped out on her own to create her own business, Balayage and Beautiful and is a total #bossbabe.

Balayage and Beautiful
117 S. Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 258-4779




Stephanie is truly the best! I don't trust anyone else to color or cut my hair. She puts so much detail into the consultations to ensure she understands the look you are going for. I am extremely particular on who touches my hair and I 100% trust Stephanie's opinion. She's passionate about what she does and takes her time with you. She furthers her education to keep up with the newest trends. She will not disappoint!” - Erica M