What is the difference between Ombré Hair Colour and Balayage
Ombre Hair Colour
Ombré Hair colour is a word derived from the French word for “shade” shadow. Ombré is considered a two-toned hair colour effect as that is typically darker at the top and lighter on the bottom. it results in hair that gets lighter as you move from the roots to its ends. This gives the hair an appealing look due to the smooth transition from one hair colour to the next. With Ombré there are no dark pieces left on the bottom of your hair. The best part of this hair style is that it works for any type of hair or type of hair colour. Often the dark, top section is your natural hair colour shade and the bottom section is lightened with hair lightener. If you are a big fan of contrasts, then this is the most suitable style for you. However, since ombre is darker at the top and lighter as you proceed to the bottom it will seem like you had a poor hair appointment. A reverse ombre is the exact opposite of this style with a lighter top and a darker bottom.
An ombré hairstyle can also be any colour combination—natural blonde, brown or red, or something unconventional like pink, blue, green or purple. It’s versatile, customizable and suitable for most long and medium hair lengths. A big plus with ombré hair colour is that it’s easy on the budget. You don’t have to touch it up very often since the top section remains dark. The overall look of ombré hair color can change as your hair grows out, which many clients enjoy!
Sombre Hair Colour
Sombre also known as the subtle ombre, it is a softer hair colour that has almost similar results to ombre but is less noticeable as your hair begins to grow out. It is best suitable for those who may frequent the salon less often but may still want the transition between hair colour. It leaves hair looking more natural because it blends higher up with a more subtle fade between hair colour. Due to this, there is less of a noticeable difference between the hair colour, making it less expensive and requires less maintenance.
Another variation is called colour melting. In colour melting, two or three hair colour shades may be used on each strand, and each shade is blended with the side of the hair colour brush so that they appear to melt into each other. Like ombré, colour melting can be done with natural-looking hair colour shades or with any of the fun colours of the rainbow!
Is ombré for you?
If you like to make a statement with your hair, if you’re creative and adventurous with your personal style, go for it! Just be sure your hair is healthy to begin with, otherwise your hair colour will look dull and will fade quickly. If necessary, spend some time using healthy, healing conditioning treatments and hair masks to improve the condition of your hair before heading to the salon for your ombré hair colour!
Balayage Hair Colour
This Balayage Hair Colour is also derived from the French word meaning to sweep. This technique results in dark pieces at the bottom of your hair which leave it with a more natural look. It Balayage the natural highlights your hair gets for being out in the sun for a period of time. The highlights are usually in the chunkier sections and proceed to the bottom in a sweeping motion as the name suggests. These are painted through in small triangular parts. You do not require to use the lightener but depending on how light you want to be you may only want to go three shades lighter. It will be less noticeable as making it a low maintenance technique.
What are Babylights Hair Colour
These are micro highlights also known as fine foils. They are micro in that, your hair is separated into tiny sections which are then highlighted a couple of strands at a time. This style is meant to mimic the highlights you may have had at the time of your childhood.
Babylights are very delicate, white-blonde highlights created using a very fine colour technique to mimic that blonde hue achieved if your hair is naturally lightened in the sun.
One of the main attractions of the Babylights techniques is that it can be applied to any hair colour and any length (long/short). They are also a great way to introduce colour if you fancy a change of hair style but don’t want anything too drastic. Babylights are very natural, subtle and most importantly low maintenance.
They offer you a different refreshed look while making hair appear luscious and healthy. Your hairdresser will be able to help you choose the appropriate shade to match your individual skin tone and achieve the best colour result.
Blonde Hair Colour
This is the term used for the fusion of both the golden, blonde hair and the brunette hair colour which appears natural. It is a trend common with most people who have brunette hair and are looking to try a lighter shade of hair without going fully blonde. It also adds dimension into dark hair and will still look natural as your hair grows out.