Ombre vs Balayage vs Sombre vs Color Melting vs Foils

Ombre

Ombre is another freehand color technique, Ombre has been an extremely popular color trend over the past few years. When it is done correctly, it gives the hair a graduated effect. The roots are usually much darker and have a rich undertone and gradually gets lighter as it gets closer to the ends. The color tones can be of any shade of color the client desires within the same color family.

Ombre
Ombre

 

Balayage

Balayage is a freehand color painting technique that is used to add a soft dimension to the hair instead of traditional foils. Balayage is more subtle than with traditional foiling, often giving a natural sun-kissed appearance to the hair. It is very popular with celebrities, giving them beautiful, rich, and dimensional, without any harsh regrowth. This is a very advanced technique, therefore you should consult a specialist for this color service.

Balayage hair color in Virginia Beach Hair salons
Balayage hair color in Virginia Beach Hair salons

 

Sombre

Sombre is a third way to use a freehand color technique. The term is used to describe the combination of using two different techniques, Ombre and Balayage. It is a great way to combine the best of Balayage with the trend of Ombre, in a more natural way. The difference between the root color and the end color is a much more subtle change than using the Ombre technique its self.

Sombra hair color Virginia Beach hair salon.
Sombra hair color Virginia Beach hair salon.

Color Melting

Color melting is a technique that is used using three or more colors and melting them together gradually. Color melting can be in any combination with dark at the roots or starting with light at the roots. By melting these colors throughout the hair, it gives the hair a nice natural grow out period.

Color Melting
Color Melting

Foils

Finally we’ve come to traditional foils. Foil highlights are still the most popular way to add dimension to the hair, with a more controlled application for a more precise color application. The options are endless, a client can have a very subtle appearance to a very bold appearance.

 

Foil Highlighting
Foil Highlighting