Balayage? Ombre? Sombre? Say What?

Ahhh, the seasons are changing, and everyone is just itching for that warm summer air. Sundresses, sandals, and the perfect sunkissed hair. Are you craving just a little brightness, that’s reminiscent of your childhoods lighter locks? Or maybe something a bit more bold and bright, that will have heads turning to take a second look?

Whatever it may be, there is that perfect color out there that you can’t get out of your head. Is it highlights? Balayage? Ombre? Sombre? A color melt? Huh??

So many client’s come in asking for a specific color service, only to find that what they thought they were asking for, just isn’t quite it. This is where I come in, to educate you, on what it is that you are looking for. So here’s a little breakdown of the latest in hair coloring techniques and trends:

**Traditional highlights:
Foiled highlights, where color goes from root to end. They can be done thin and subtle, a bit heavier for more contrast, or even chunky for a more dramatic look.
Choose this if: You want color from root to end, and consistency.

**Balayage:
Hand-painted highlights that create dimension and movement in the hair.
Choose this if: You want a softer, and more natural look, with less upkeep.

**Ombre:Color technique that creates color that graduates from dark to light.
Choose this if: You want something a little different than the average highlight.

**Sombre: Similar to the ombre technique, only softer and more natural. Think natural highlights from when you were a kid and spent your summers outside all day.
Choose this if: You want something subtle and low-maintenance

**Color melt: The result if a balayage married an ombre. Graduation of three shades or more.
Choose this if: You want brightness around your face, but are still looking for something that doesn’t require you to be in the salon every 6-8 weeks.

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