Thursday, February 6, 2014

OMBRE, BALAYAGE & DIP DYE




Ombre hair, balayage hair and dip dyed hair are 3 different hair techniques. Though they can look similar and are all beautiful they are all very different.

Ombre Hair: Ombre is when your hair strand go from dark at the root gradually lightening and fading to a lighter color at the ends of the hair. Here are some examples;

Balayage Hair: Balayage is the French meaning "to sweep".  In balayage the colorist is “sweeping/painting” the color vertically with the tip of the brush and only to the front of the hair.  This gives a natural, sun kissed highlighted look.  Here are some examples;

Dip Dye Hair: Dip Dye is just that, it looks like you have dipped the ends of your hair in color and it creates a rather bold contrast between your natural hair color to the ends of your hair.  Here are some examples;

These are all great looks you just need to find what would best suite you and your life style. Balayage is probably the lowest maintenance of the 3 but they are all not overly high maintenance.  

I strongly suggest going to a reputable salon to get any of these techniques done because it is your hair after all! These are not the easiest techniques to do at home.
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Happy dyeing!


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