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Ombre or Balayage. What's the Difference?

Today, let's talk about two techniques that have made waves in the beauty industry: Ombre and Balayage. Really what's the difference? Well, you're going to find out!

Let's start with Ombre. This color technique is more of a gradual shift from dark roots to lighter ends, creating a bold contrast, more than a balayage. Ombre - all the ends are blonde, if you are looking for something dimensional, this isn't the technique to ask for.

The process of Ombre involves carefully sectioning the hair and applying color to create a seamless gradient. You'll notice a clear transition between colors, with no blending into each other. The classic Ombre normally sticks to darker roots and lighter tips.

I believe Ombre is kinda out of style these days and people have transitioned into more of a natural dimensional look using the Balayage technique.

Balayage is more of the technique than the look. This technique is all about a natural, sun-kissed glow. It's more of a soft, blended transition that mimics the way the sun lightens hair over time.

With Balayage, it's all about the freehand application. It's more of an artistic way of applying color... Basically like painting the hair.

So, which one's right for you? Well, that depends on what your going for. If you're all about making a statement, Ombre's your go-to. But if you prefer that laid-back, just-stepped-off-the-beach look, that is less maintenance, then Balayage is the look you want!

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