This Is Why Reverse Brunette Balayage Is The 's New Trend. January 26, The word balayage means “to sweep” on hair dye that mimics sun-kissed highlights. This color technique is loved by a lot of people simply because it looks natural and of course, very chic. But maybe that's just what I thought There's a. 25 Jan Get ready for reverse brunette balayage, brought to us by a Reddit user (and first spotted by PopSugar) named DEH, a.k.a. hairstylist Deryn Daniels, who works at Chrome Salon in Evergreen, Colorado. The bouncy waves she created are gold near the scalp, and then gently morph into various shades. 25 Jan Traditional balayage is a sweeping dye which gives ladies sunkissed ends.