Balayage or ombre

  • I spotted the very crucial difference between balayage and ombré, and why the two aren’t even necessarily apt competitors. 

    So, balayage is a hair color technique in which the stylist strategically hand-paints color directly onto the hair, creating a more natural, blended, lived-in result. Ombre isn’t so much a technique as it is an effect. Basically, ombre is identified by a color contrast that begins dark at the roots, blends into a medium shade in the middle, and is lightest toward the ends. The result is a dramatic difference between the roots and ends of the hair, with the two shades blended in the middle. Read more about balayage vs ombre here to know better the different between these two things.