Balayage and Ombre coloring techniques
Balayage and Ombre are coloring techniques meant to highlight the streaks of hair in a unique manner. Both techniques may be hard to notice and may have a similar outcome. However, there are subtle differences.
Balayage is subtle technique. A lighter stroke starts at the base and continues to heavier strokes at the end; resulting in color schemes that is gradual from the base to the end so there is no demarcation
Ombre is very striking. Hair color at the top is dark and goes lighter towards the end of the hair, gradually, but the line of demarcation is prominent.
Balayage comes from French word meaning sweep. Developed in France during the 1970’s, the technique requires color to be applied the to hair in a single sweeping motion from the base of the hair to the end by freehand rather than foiling. Today, Balayage is one of the most widely requested coloring techniques in salons. It creates a look as if nature had created the sun-kissed effect itself to the client’s natural hair color. One advantage of Balayage is that re-growth will not make a difference to the sun kissed effect, because the colorist applies very light strokes at the top of the hair; thus making it cost-effective for the client.
Sun-kissed highlights applied in a free hand painting technique. A complimentary consultation is required. Service also includes: Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner, scalp massage and blow-dry. If color correction is needed and additional fee will be charged.
$175 & up ( 3 hours)
Ombre is s a French word meaning two-toned. Its hair coloring technique offers a gradual lightening of hair color from the base of the hair to the end of the hair. The look is very striking and gives an impression that hair has been bleached but not touched up for quite some time, resulting in dark at the base and light at the end.
Dark hair on top that fades to a lighter color towards the ends. Service includes: Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner, scalp massage, lifting color as well as applying color over the lifted hair to give a dark to light fade of color throughout the hair and blow-dry style. If root coverage is necessary, an additional fee will apply.
$195 & up ( 3 hours)
Color melting, as shown in this photo, is also an ombre technique.
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