Balayage or Ombre?

By now you have probably heard the hair color terms Balayage and Ombre.  These color techniques are all the rage right now and rightfully so!  The results are amazing, but which style is right for you?  We will lay out the details on the process and help you decide what will take your color to the next level!

One of the main reasons these two styles have been so popular is not only because the most popular celebrities are sporting the look on the red carpet and big screen, but the unique process in how it is applied to the hair versus traditional coloring.  With Balayage you are left with a very natural look with a touch of sun that will add to a magnificent glow.  On the other hand, if your looking for a more edgy, vivacious look, Ombre may be the choice for you!  Ombre starts shadowy at the scalp and fades into a lighter color all the way down to the ends of your hair.  Giving the tips a sun-kissed type of tone.

Balayage is the French word meaning to sweep or to paint.  This is exactly how your color specialist will apply Balayage to your hair.  The process has been around since the 70's, but has been becoming very popular at a rapid pace.  To break it down for you a little more let's take a look at a list of reasons of what makes the style so widespread and desirable.

  1. Balayage is hair coloring in its truest form.
  2. Less is more. The Stylist doesn't have to do hundreds of pieces like with other processes.
  3. Balayage is not just for blondes.  It is considered a technique, so it can be applied to your specific hair color.

Pro Tip:  When picking out your color with your stylist, take into consideration the color of accessories you usually wear.  With the right shades of Balayage applied to your hair, this could really bring out the best in your whole ensamble!


Ombre describes the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.  This one is definitely for those looking to spice up their style!  On the contrast of Balayage, Ombre will start off dark from the roots and flow into a lighter shade and has also been known to need more maintenance than Balayage.  Even though Ombre is know to be a little more edgy, it still has a fine elegant touch.  Sometimes a new hairstyle is all we need to spark that special something that lives inside all of us.  Let our professionals bring that spark out for you!  Here is a list of benefits for you to check out before you indulge into Ombre hair.

  1. Ombre is very trendy.  Many top celebrities are going with the Ombre style and its not going away anytime soon!
  2. Enables you to make striking change without the risk of damaging the roots and scalp of your hair.
  3. Shades of Ombre are very dexterous.  You can be as creative as you please.


Both Balayage and Ombre can be used in so many different ways, the avenues you can take are endless.  The main thing we suggest is to inform your stylist about the ideas you have for your new hairdo.

Now that you are full of knowledge regarding these latest trends, call us to set up an appointment today.  Remember consultations are always free!

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