We all want to spice up our ordinary looks with a little pop of color. Highlighting and lowlighting the hair strands is no new concepts but the trend of ombre and balayage highlights are relatively new.
Many women are now opting for these newer highlighting trends because they give the hair a more stylish, even look instead of randomly highlighting a bunch of hair strands. But when you’re choosing between the two of these, the choice can become a little difficult.
From the outside, both ombre and balayage have some striking similarities but when you look closely, they really are unique in their own way. If you’re deciding to add a little color to your hair, don’t forget to use the Aveda hair colors for the best results.
If you’re ready to decide between ombre and balayage, read on these major differences to make the best choice for your hair!
Ombre refers to highlighting from a darker shade to a lighter shade as you move down the hair strand. It’s a great look for evenly cut, shoulder length hair and suits brunettes the most. The transition is pretty obvious and in the face so ombre is considered a pretty daring look. A badly done ombre can seriously affect your entire hair look so remember to choose the best hair salon and high-quality products like those from an Aveda hair salon in Albany like Purity Hair Design.
Balayage, on the other hand, doesn’t only involve only the bottom ends of your hair. Instead of a sharp transition as seen in the ombre hair highlights, the transition look in balayage is a lot softer. The technique involved is pretty much the same with starting with a darker shade at the top and transitioning to a lighter one. The balayage technique also retains some dark strands in the bottom to give a more voluminous effect.
Overall, balayage highlights look a lot more natural, sun-kissed and are require less maintenance than ombre does. Balayage also suits almost every haircut and color.
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