When choosing a new hairstyle, you may find that trends in color today vary widely. Do you know which one should we choose? Ombre? Or Sombre? Or Balayage? All these names come from French words, and sound pretty. However, do you know what the difference between Ombre, Sombre and Balayage?
Ombre refers to the gradual transition from one hair color to another. Ombre describes shading, and in hair color. Generally, ombre hair color is darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. For long hair, the color technique not only is striking but also includes many different shades of color, from the darkest browns down to light platinum blond.
Many clients choose to stick with a color close to their natural hair at the top and work down to a lighter color near the bottom. Stylist will help you determine the best application of the trend. Some like an evenly spaced transition between colors. Some may have dark hair down to their shoulders, which then lightens up near the ends.
Sombre hair is very similar to the ombre trend. However, sombre relies on a softer transition of color. Although the transition from dark to light is very striking, it is subtle and natural. You may not be able to tell where one shade ends and another begins if you look at the length of the hair. However, you will see a distinct difference in shades if you hold the tips up to the roots of the hair. People who are looking for different way to highlight their color, and people who are not quite ready for the drastic change in shade of ombre hair can choose sombre. The beauty of the style really stands out in layered cuts. A very low maintenance style, sombre is perfect for a small change in color.
Balayage is the freehand painting in which ombre and sombre trends are applied. As we know, traditional highlights are applied with foils or caps. However, a great balayage treatment can leave your hair looking far more natural than streaked highlights of the past. To give your hair the extra edge in coloring that can be subtle or brilliantly striking to match your personality and hair style, you can ask for balayage highlights, lowlights, ombre, or sombre style.