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Ombre and Balayage – What’s The Difference?

It is believed that your hairstyle and hair color talks about your personality. There are many stunning treatments that can help you cherish your charm and enhance your confidence. Ombre, balayage, sombre, highlights, hair gloss and many more treatment to choose from but, with variety of treatment comes confusions.

If you are ready to change hair color and confused between Balayage and Ombre, which one to pick? Which is better? What is the difference? StyleU Salon Hair coloring specialists concedes that there is very minimal difference between Ombre and Balayage. The hair coloring experts from StyleU Salon one of the stepping salon, can help you understand the difference and help you figure out the best hair color that suits you and enhances your confidence and personality.

What Is Ombre?

Ombre comes from the French word denotating “ Shade” or “Having tones of color”. In the hair color world, Ombre is two-toned hair color effect where all the ends are going be affected or light ends and the transition from the deeper roots or darker at the top. Frequently, the top portion is the natural hair color shade and the bottom part is lightened to spring the ends an attractive touch.

So there are a noticeable two distinct colors at the roots and at the ends. Traditionally ombre involves dark brown roots and blonde shade in ends. There are many color options available like pink, blue, red, green or purple.

There are many benefits of choosing ombre like versatile, customizable, suitable, low maintenance, easy way to grow out roots and this all comes with a budget-friendly treatment.

It’s one of the trending, beautiful and alluring hair color treatment that requires very little upkeep and also has very less damage on hair. The best part is that the top section remains dark and overall look of ombré hair color changes as your hair grows out.

What Is Balayage?

Balayage also originates from the French termed as “To sweep”. It is a highlighting technique that has a gentler and more natural effect than traditional foil highlights. It is all about how the shading is connected to get new dimensions of hair and your personality. Here the color application begins with lighter at roots and gradually becomes heavier or darker at the end. This way the roots are lighter and underside remains darker, giving a very natural, dimension effect looking sun-kissed effect that has been in extreme interest for celebrities and models.

Balayage is all about adding few accents or to create an overall color change on any hair color, from blonde hair to red hair. It looks best on long and medium-sized hair. The balayage hairstyle results in a subtle natural look, more softer and attractive as it grows out. Balayage is famous for offering a naturally lightened effect by the sun.

The balayage technique is flexible for all hair type offering the best texture and density you need. It is also a cost-effective treatment like ombre because it doesn’t require frequent touch-ups.

Balayage Vs Ombre

• All confusions may have been cleared but still, there may be some with some questions and confusions so let’s solve it more clearly.
• The primary difference is Balayage is Highlighting and Ombre is Color Blocking.
• This way, balayage color is painted all over your hair in streaks to give it a sunkissed look. Whereas in ombre, all the hair at the bottom is bleached and colored into a lighter shade than your roots.
• Balayage has no such color difference or shades in hair but, ombre there’s a clear fade line.
• Lastly, the balayage look has more movement and dimension. While ombre completely transitions into a lighter shade towards the ends.

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