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Ombre vs. Balayage
Jan 16, 2015

The Ombre and Balayage hair coloring technique has taken the color world by storm. Be it major celebrities, Victoria’s Secret models, or the girl standing next to you in the line at Starbuck’s, everyone’s asking for this amazing hair color trend. So WHAT exactly are these techniques and WHY are they so popular?


The hair world borrowed the term ‘Ombre’ from the French word meaning shaded or shading.  Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. It’s a great way to incorporate your natural base, while having the fun of seeing different shades through the ends. Below are some examples of this wearable trend:

Popular balayage highlights

Currently, the latest Ombre trend is using jewel tone colors and pastels, combining an array of color combinations such as amethyst, sky blue, and mint. Or what about rich eggplant, … Read More