What’s The Difference Between Ombre and Balayage?

Wait – what? If you’ve ever asked yourself what the difference between ombre and balayage are, don’t worry; You’re not alone. It can be hard to keep up with all of the different hair trends out there, but we’re here to help. If you’re looking to lighten up your hair for summer, and add some dimension, ombre and balayage are great ways to do that! Dear Clark is here to explain the difference between these two hair coloring techniques, so you can explain to your stylist exactly what you’re looking for. Let’s settle these confusing hair terms once and for all!

Ombre

The traditional ombre look: Dark roots, gradually getting lighter towards your ends. You and your coloring specialist can choose a color that will complement your skin tone and natural hair color. No matter if you want to go just a few shades lighter, or do a dramatic ombre, this look will give you the dimension you’re looking for.

Ombre is more of a dip-dyed look, while balayage is a hair painting technique. If you don’t want the dramatic look of ombre, you can try sombre. “Wait – what?” Sombre is a soft, more subtle version of ombre. Sombre typically starts blending higher up to achieve a more natural look, but the ends of your hair will still be noticeably lighter than your roots.

Balayage

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: balayage is the popular hair trend that is here to stay! We’ve love this hair trend because it’s customizable to everyone; You can make it as dramatic or as subtle as you want, and any color that you’d like. Balayage is a hair painting technique that creates a more natural-looking lightening effect. Your Dear Clark balayage specialist will know just how to blend your roots to ends for a multi-dimensional color. This hair coloring technique is wonderful because, if it’s done right, it will require very little maintenance and upkeep.

If you’re still not sure what the difference is between the two, come talk to one of our experienced stylists at Dear Clark! We’re always more than happy to answer all of your hair-related questions. Want ombre or balayage? We can help with that too!  BOOK AN APPOINTMENT | CALL: (214) 397-0700