Balayage or Ombré?

The Best Balayage & Ombré Hair Colours at S J Forbes Hair Salon in Egham

Balayage or ombré – which look is right for me?‘  The aim of this article is to explain the difference between these two on-trend hair colours.  Book in for a hair colour consultation by calling our hair salon in Egham on 01784 430444 and remember, if you are new to hair colour or have not had your hair coloured for six months or more, you will require a skin sensitivity patch test 48 hours prior to your hair colour appointment.

Beautiful Balayage Hair Colours for Women

The word ‘balayage’ means to  “sweep” in French. It is a modern technique, which allows you to create a bespoke  colour suited to you! Highlights can be applied to the hair freehand, using vertical strokes, just as if you were painting colour onto the hair. These natural highlights are usually a few shades lighter than your hair colour so we can effortlessly transition the colour from root to tip.

Ombré Hair Colours

Balayage or Ombré?

The word ombré comes from the French term for ‘shadow’.

The ombré hair colour technique gives you a more defined ‘step’ in colour which is usually darker at the roots becoming lighter towards the ends. 

This look can be subtle or bold and use natural or fashion colours.  For a more subtle look ask for sombré, which has a less harsh transition than ombré. 

Balayage or Ombré?

Platinum Blonde Hair Colour

Another popular hair colour trend is platinum blonde and ice white blonde hair.  

Going platinum is one of the biggest hair transformations and there are a lot of necessary steps to achieve this dramatic look.

If you have darker coloured hair, going platinum is likely to take more than one appointment.  

Whether you are after an icy blonde, a blue hue or a silver grey hair colour, the best hair salon in Egham will achieve this.

Balayage & Ombré Hair Colour Appointments at Hair by S J Forbes in Egham

Book in for a hair colour consultation with our hair colour experts by calling us on 01784 430444. 


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