Hair By Kai Cheng

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Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 08/16/2023

Curled with more natural light and then the before, blow dryed smooth and straight with salon lighting in my chair. I couldn't decide which pictures I liked so here are 2 each of the similar styles. just slightly different angles. We also opted for a warmer bronde shade 🤎💛

Let me know which you prefer in the comments! 👇🏼


Side by side example of how lighting matters and how your hair can look different depending if you are indoors or indoors directly facing the sun. Taken the same day, same time, different angle. ESTHER'S color was truer to the color on the right. So don't freak out if all of a sudden your cool ashy hair looks more warmer and you're thinking what happened?!

Comment below or leave a emoji to let me know if this was helpful!!


Bronde for my Twinsie. Don't want to be too blonde but not exactly brown? You get Bronde. This was just babylights to blend out her gown out balayage. Are you all feeling like going lighter for the summer or going for a darker vibe? Let me know in the comments!

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 05/11/2023

One of my fave transformations and we went darker. There were so many good pictures and so in love with what we did that I couldn't just post 1!

Swipe to the end for the before but CASEY had grown out balayage and was pretty blonde. She wanted to keep the pops of blonde while going overall darker.

If you are blonde and wanting this look, I did babylights to blend her outgrown roots to her old balayage. Once that was done, I teased and weaved the hair left out in between the foils and did lowlights with a semi permanent color.

Love how it gives her more dimension making the blonde pop more!

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 05/10/2023

DOREEN's color in OUTDOOR vs. INDOOR lighting. For the outdoor lighting picture i i also took the picture in the shade and not directly in the sun. If it's under yellow Indoor lighting or outside in the sun. it will always look warmer.

Also, babylights for this mama to blend her greys and outgrown balayage 💜

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 05/08/2023

KRISTINE• balayaged with permanent color because she didn't plan to go blonde anytime soon and wanted a rich brunette shade. The permanent color toned down her lighter ends from a old balayage and gave it a nice subtle contrast.

Also, this can only be done on virgin hair!

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 04/29/2023

How is this GEM getting married in a day?! 3 years together but feels so much longer. The sweetest most thoughtful client turned friend. Honestly, so many of my clients feels like friends at this point. But I wouldn't have it any other way.. 🥹 Hair Color ✅ wedding hair trial ✅

I love weddings.. i always get emotional seeing the bride all glammed up and in her dress. 🥹

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 04/16/2023

Dimensional Balayge on my beautiful client CARMELA! We literally talked about Disney our entire appt from 9-2 lol. Making me want to book that cruise for the Disney wish! The sweetest person too, always has some type of goody for me during our appts. 🥹

We kept her color dimensional with pops of blonde and I feel like I say this at every one of her appts, but this color is forreal my favorite! 🤩😂😘


Full head of highlights for one of my friends CAT!

She likes to be super blonde and have a overall blonde look. She doesn't like the grown out balayage look so we opted for highlights and I still did a root melt, but toned her roots with a light brown color so that it still grows out without too much of a demarcation line. ✨

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 03/27/2023

My first BRO-layage! LU was so chill and let me do whatever I thought was best so I did a super ashy dimensional balayage to blend in with his greys. It doesn't look so much like a balayage as much as it could of been his natural color grown out. Going for that salt and pepper look.

He had natural wavy hair which I love, so I diffused his hair to keep it curly and touched up just a few pieces with my curling iron.

I used the curling iron like a wand to give it a more natural looking curl that went better with his curl pattern.


Cut and Traditional balayage on VICTORIA. I love a good redhead. I probably have 2 clients who are always and forever going to be a redhead 👩🏻‍🦰 because it goes so well with thier skin tone and they get asked all the time if their color is natural. That's just their vibe!

Although I will warn you, red fades the fastest. Victoria is more of a copper shade so it will most likely fade to a warm blonde. In order to get to copper, the hair needs to lift to a light blonde. Her hair is already on the lighter side so it wasn't too difficult to get her to this shade. We do different variations of copper everytime she comes in and this one is probably my favorite 🧡


Fresh color, fresh cut, fresh blowout for MAYTINEE

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 03/19/2023

Sleek and straight for LUCY. Sometimes I just love a smooth and straight blowout. Because let's be honest, 90% of you aren't going to be curling your hair all the time. So I like to keep it straight sometimes so that clients can see how it will look on the daily.

Also, the blenddddd when it's straight! 😍


HELEN• We took a different approach for this balayage. My client didn't want to use bleach to lighten her hair. She had all natural virgin hair, 💁🏻‍♀️ so we were able to lighten her hair using permanent color.

DISCLAIMER ‼️ this is only possible if you don't have any sort of color in your hair and it is your natural hair untouched.

I would also only recommend this if you don't plan on going light anytime soon. As in letting most of the color grow out before you decide to lighten your hair again, permant color can be more stubborn to lighten. There are a lot of factors that go into my decision to lift a clients hair with color instead of bleach.

And no. You can not go blonde with permanent color. 🙅🏼‍♀️ This is only if you want to be brunette.

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 03/13/2023

CHRISTINE• kept her light but went darker than her previous color she had before. This is a good balance if you don't want to be too light, but still want to see the pops of the lighter color while keeping it on the more subtle side.


CYNTHIA• color by me and cut by

Just a touch up babylights for her grown out roots. She didn't need a cut because it still looked so good from when Joanne did it! 😍


Hi! If you don't know already, I am the face behind Kai Lu Hair. I am married and have been with my husband since high school. Crazy, I know. I have a 19 month old daughter, who is the absolute biggest blessing of my life. It took us years of trying and IVF to have her. 💕

I have been a hairstylist for 10+ years and love that I get to meet so many amazing women from all walks of life. From mama's, teachers, nurses, working professionals, connecting with every single one of you makes me love what I do. 😊

As the saying goes... we don't just touch hair we touch lives. 😘

I am a just mompreneur running her own small business with a grateful heart. 🫶

Also shout out to the real MVP's. My clients, for their continued support and love. From referring me to your friends and family, reposting me and sharing my content, to bringing me snacks and gifts during the holidays or for no reason at all. I love ya'll and our appointments together! Appreciate you guys! 🙌🏼

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 02/25/2023

TRISHIA* just a T O N E R sesh because her hair is growing out so seamless and amazing 😍


Watermelon pink bubblegum on the sis KIMBERLY. Unintentionally/ Intentionally matched her outfit and v**e 😂😂


Watermelon pink bubblegum on the sis KIMBERLY. Unintentionally/ Intentionally matched her outfit and v**e 😂😂

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 02/15/2023

Happy Valentines Day! Throwback to some of my favorite shades of pink that I've done. Some are dimensional and subtle, while some are bright and bold, but I can honestly say each one is my favorite. They are all so different and not one is the same.

I hope all of you beautiful people had a extra love filled day! 💗😘🌷

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 02/02/2023

Mary Ann • Loved being able to pamper this soon to be mama of 2! She's also a fellow Disney enthusiast so we had great conversations about all things Disney and our little ones. Brighter, blonder, dimensional, and low maitenance. 🤍

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 01/24/2023

L I G H T E R but still D A R K for ASHLEY

Also, if it has been longer than usual for me to get back your messages. I apologize, I had a death in the family. My grandmother recently passed and I'm still reeling from all the emotions. Thank you for being patient with me! 💜

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 01/20/2023

SANDY• Curled vs straight. Canon Camera vs. Phone Camera. Transitioned her peekaboos into a dimensional balayage. Did a mix of teasylights, and reverse balayage in the areas where she had the peekaboos.

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 01/13/2023

Touched up CHRISTINE'S hair with a mix of teasylights And babylights. First two pictures are with my canon camera and the last two are with my phone camera. The phone one is actually how it looks in person. Hard to get good pictures at night 😫

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 01/10/2023

Muave for MAYTINEE

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 01/06/2023

Peekaboos for LEAH

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 12/29/2022

Asymmetrical Bob and Balayage for ANNIE!

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 12/24/2022

Lived in, warm, dimensional, natural partial balayage on JACQUELINE

Balayages don't always need to be a big drastic change. Sometimes soft and subtle does the trick! 💛

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 12/20/2022

S A N D Y just a touch up of her peekaboos. This was just a maintenance appointment. I did a root melt to blend her roots to the blonde for a better softer grow out. Instead of a super ashy blonde, I opted for a more beige blonde.

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 12/18/2022

Super low maitenve and super dimensional balayage on this soon to be mama of 2! Moms are seriously superhero's. I am so happy I get to play a small part in making them feel like themselves pre motherhood,because you can lose yourself in becoming a mom. Sometimes we need to be reminded we are badass women!

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 12/15/2022

Cinnamon Spice for APRIL. I love a good Brunette as much as I love a good blonde🤎

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 12/12/2022

Warming up my feed with this chocolate glazed shade on SHARON 🤎

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 12/08/2022

Babylights touch up RACHEL.

Okay are you guy loving the straight pictures or do you love curls? I love both, as each style gives the hair a different look.

Straight, you get a nice blended look. It just seamlessly flows. Curled, the dimensions and the pop of dark and blonde are more apparent.


Blonded my Bestie Booski. But really this blonde is everything. Your welcome 😏😉

Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 11/28/2022

Beautiful bride to be. When you find a client that you vibe with so well on so many levels it's always just magic. 😘


Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Couldn't be more grateful and thankful for all of my amazing clients that have sat in my chair. Clients whose make me love what I do and look forward to catching up with . Hope you all have the best day with your loved ones. 😘💜


Photos from Hair By Kai Cheng's post 11/19/2022

SOEUN✨Just been a little obsessed with how balayaged hair looks straight lately. I know Most of you, like me, don't regularly curl your hair and it's mostly worn straight or just up so I like to show my clients it looks just as good straight as it does curled. Also, this is a 4 month grow out. 🤩


JUDY'S color held up so well so we didn't need to tone. We opted for a base bump instead! She felt like her roots were too dark in comparison with her blonde so we lightened it up a bit in the shampoo bowl.


In the process of transitioning RONALYN back to her natural, greys and all. We have just been doing toners to maintain her color. Added some curtain bangs this time and it gives her look a whole new vibe!

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