I’ve got ‘mushroom brown’ hair and it’s the best – I only need to get it redone every six months and I save a fortune

A WOMAN has blown people’s minds after revealing how little upkeep her balayage needs to look salon fresh.

Alishba Tahir gets a balayage with a mix of cool and warm tones – a hue that has been dubbed mushroom brown in the hairdressing world. 

Alishba asks for a mushroom brown balayage at the salon


Alishba asks for a mushroom brown balayage at the salonCredit: alishbatahirr
People were blown away by how long she waits between root touch-ups


People were blown away by how long she waits between root touch-upsCredit: alishbatahirr

But the hybrid of earthy and ashy highlights means she can go more than six months without a root touch-up.

A balayage is a technique for highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.

People with a blonde or ‘bronde’ balayage are recommended top-ups every six weeks to keep their ‘do looking fresh. 

Alishba gushed that she gets a “mushroom brown balayage by the best” and can go over six months without getting her roots highlighted again. 

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Taking to TikTok, she showed off the trendy cut and gave others pointers on the best way to achieve it. 

Her hair routine could also save you plenty of money on hair appointments.

Alishba from Vancouver, Canada penned: “Hair days are the best days.

“I tend to go every six months to get my roots done but she makes it blend out so beautifully that I sometimes wait longer.”

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She admitted that she doesn’t know the exact hair colour because she just lets her stylist “do her thing”.

Mushroom-coloured hair has been gaining popularity over the last year.

Rusk Hair’s global creative director Matt Swinne told Cosmopolitan that “it’s different from other shades of brown” because it’s “in the middle”.

He said: “Mushroom brown hair is an earthy tone that’s in the neutral-medium colour family. 

“It’s different from other shades of brown, because most shades either take on a warm or cool tone. 

“But mushroom is in the middle.

“There’s more of a creamy khaki tone of mushroom and then a greyish silver mushroom.”