If you’ve scrolled through any social media hair feeds lately, you’ll notice a bevy of bespoke color services available. Services with cute names like teasylights, color melting, foilyage, and babylights. The truth is, there are more services every year, they are more alike than different, and each new service has its turn in the sun as the hottest new hair trend. Today, we cover babylights.Read More
Ombre, The Hair Trend That Gets Bigger Every Year
Have you had one yet? This trend has been going strong for a decade with no sign of slowing down. Ombre and balayage are often confused or considered the same thing, but that’s only partly true. One fun fact, ombre, like balayage, is a French word. Ombre translates into “Shaded.” On this page, we will talk what this service is, how it compares to balayage, the cost, and what makes it a low-maintenance wonder and dominating trend.
Ombre is a Specific Form of Balayage
First, the Webster definition: colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark. So that’s it. An ombre is when one color transitions to another. We achieve smooth blends with balayage. All ombre is balayage, but not all balayage is ombre.
So What About Sombre and Colormelts
These two terms are used to niche ombre down. The s in sombre is for subtle. Typically, most ombre accentuates your root in dramatic fashion. In contrast, sombre transitions your base root to a color only slightly lighter. A color melt is the transition of three or more colors.
How Much Does This Service Cost?
Like any service, it depends on your hair, desires, and stylist. This service is done using balayage, so the price is similar. Our starting price covers most clients. How much hair you have and the look you want are considerations. Bold rose-gold requires more time and product than blonde sombre. Likewise, these factors contribute to cost.
How Long Does This Service Take?
Service time varies wildly depending on your hair thickness and sought-after look. On average, expect to be in the chair at least three hours. If you desire a pastel color melt forged by the rainbow, assume a bit longer. In the end, this service is incredibly low maintenance and the initial time investment is worth it.
The Low Maintenance Marvel
Leaving your root alone means grow-out lines are nonexistent. On average, you will see your stylist only two to three times a year. This service derives from your hair’s natural inclination to be darker at the root and lighter towards the ends. As a result, grow out is beautiful. The low maintenance is a principal feature in ombre popularity.
The Difference Between Ombre and Balayage
Balayage is a popular method of coloring hair commonly using a brush. We “paint” seamless blends with the balayage technique. The difference being ombre is a distinct transition from root to end where balayage is often composed of balanced and natural highlights. That said, either approach can be bold or subtle in practice. The possibilities are endless, and your palette is the rainbow.Learn About Balayage
Best Products for Ombre
This service is a serious investment in both time and money. Take care to protect your investment. Ombre tends to be more forgiving with your base root untouched. However, all color-treated hair requires extra hydration. We are a Bumble and bumble dedicated salon. Bumble has a laser-focused range of the best hydration products available.
Specific Products we Recommend
Exact shampoo and conditioner recommendations depend on your hair type. For almost anyone, must have hydration products are Save the Day, While You Sleep, Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Balm-to-Oil Pre-Shampoo Masque, and a dry shampoo like Tres Invisible.
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Consider this service painting that requires an artist’s eye and masterful hands. The Hair Standard is known for our balayage/ombre technique. More importantly, while this service is worth the investment and money, you need an expert for the best result. Talk to an artist today.Check Schedule Contact Us