This article will explain and help you understand the difference between ombre and balayage hair colour and how to figure out what the best hair colour solution is for you and your lifestyle!

Ombré: The Striking Hair Colour Solution

What is ombré?

Ombréis a dramatic, two-toned hair colour effect that is typically darker at the top and lighter on the bottom. Usually, the top part is the darker part of your natural hair colour shade, and the bottom part is lightened with a hair lightener. Any colour combination can be used on an ombréhairstyle including; red, brown, natural blonde or even something a bit daring like a green, purple or pink! It’s versatile and suitable for most medium and long hair lengths. A big plus with ombréhair colour is that it’s easy on the budget.

The different types of ombré:

A subtler version of ombréis called sombréwhere the contrast between the tones is much softer. Another variation is called colour melting. Colour melting is where two or three hair colour shades are used on every strand, and each shade is blended with the side of the hair colour brush, so they melt into each other.

Balayage: The Subtle Hair Colour Solution

What is Balayage?

Balayage highlights are swept along or hand-painted along the surface of the hair. Because the lightening or colour is concentrated on the surface of each section, the underside will stay darker, which gives the hair a very dimensional and natural effect. Balayage at Emilly Hadrill Hair & Extensions can be done on any hair colour – brown, red, blonde – you name it! It looks amazing on medium and long hair. Balayage highlights are very cost-effective due to the fact that they don’t require regular touchups.

The different types of balayage:

Your talented hair stylist can play around with colours, allowing for many variations and beautiful colour compositions. Hair colour stylists can combine multiple shades. If your hair is dark, they may try a foliage technique. With foilayage, the balayage highlights are then wrapped in foil, providing more heat, thus, amplifying the lightening process.

How to Care for Your Ombréor Balayage Hair Colour

Embrace the “bond” difference

It doesn’t matter whether you’re going for a subtle glow or an intense hair colour that stands out – with your balayage or ombréhair colour, innovative bonding technology can make a massive difference between hair that becomes damaged and hair that remains shiny and healthy.

Keep up the good work

Keep your hair colour investment with high-quality, hair-colour-friendly and natural hair care products that are gentle on your hair, leaving your hair shiny and soft to touch. You should also protect your hair from excessive exposure to UV light, salt water or chlorine and from regular direct contact with curling irons, straighteners and blow dryers.