Balayage and Ombré
Caring for ombré and balayage hair is easier than traditional foil highlighting, and may require only a few touchups a year depending on the intensity of your color.
Unlike your average highlighting, ombré and balayage leave your roots untouched, with the exception of coloring grey roots to natural color. When applied by our professional stylists, both ombré and balayage hair is universally flattering, and complements all hair lengths.
All of our professional stylists are equipped with the skills to help you decide which coloring and highlighting technique is best suited for you and your hair. Both of these techniques are versatile and can be customized to your shading preferences.
Balayage is a freehand coloring technique to create natural highlights without the use of traditional foils.
Balayage comes from a French method of “sweeping” color onto the hair.
As opposed to ombré, balayage is softly painted on by hand for a natural, healthy-looking finish.
The application process involves sweeping color through small triangle sections of the hair, allowing the hair to transition into a lighter color. This results in a more dimensional and natural look.
Typically, balayage requires less maintenance than an ombré because of its natural transition of color.
Ombré refers to the gradual lightening of the hair from the roots.
The word “ombré” stems from the French word for “shadow".
Ombré often requires the hair to be bleached, depending on the color you want to achieve. Dramatic shades are more noticeable and usually require more maintenance.
Typically, ombré is applied in three steps, the first being the base color, the second being the highlights and the third process is toning to achieve desired shade.
Ombré often results in a visible contrast between the top and bottom halves of your hair, but intensity varies by preference. A sombré refers to a subtle, more natural lightening ombré style.