Balayage or Ombre Sofia – Tino Hair salon experts will help you to make the right choice according to your style and the type of your hair.
What is Balayage?
Balayage is a French word meaning ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’. It allows for a sun-kissed natural-looking hair colour, similar to what nature gives us as children.
How can you tell if your Balayage has been done properly?
The Balayage pieces should be very close and soft at the root leading to a thicker highlight at the ends of the hair. Balayage should be applied on the surface of the section and not saturated through the section until the very tips. Otherwise you would have a streak of colour that isn’t vey soft at all.
What is Ombre?
Ombre is a hair color technique where all the ends are going to be affected and the transition from the deeper roots and light ends is going to be pretty short. The definition for Ombre is the French word for “color that is shaded or graduated in tone”.
Balayage or Ombre Sofia – What is the difference?
Ombre is typically done with lightener being placed horizontally with full saturation of the section and then blended upward to diffuse the line. Balayage takes smaller sectioning, where color is painted onto the surface of the hair. Ombre is more of a horizontal placement and Balayage is more vertical.
In short, Ombre is a bit more of a style; Balayage is a technique.
Balayage or Ombre Sofia – What makes them similar?
Both result in a pretty low maintenance routine, since the hair color placement is not strict but done in gradual (for Ombre) or sweeping (for Balayage) placement. Regular foil highlights, for example, require more regular visits to the salon. However, getting the actual service done and achieving the result you’re looking for can be expensive.
Is balayage right for your hair?
The creative possibilities are endless with balayage. You just need to decide how big of a change you’d like and how daring you’re feeling. Balayage is a more gentle foray into the world of dyeing, if you have never had your hair dyed. It is also a good idea to look at how you usually style your hair. This may dictate whether you opt for balayage or its counterpart.
The Tino Hair team will ensure that you are making a decision that feels right for you and your lifestyle.