Ombre hair is the more extreme version of a close relative of another french technique called Balayage. Defintion: A free style technique of painting highlights onto the hair. Balayage is meant to give your hair the sun kissed summer version of your natural hair color. Both of these techniques tend to work better on women who have little to no gray in their natural hair color. They can also be done over a all over color, but make sure you hair is in good health before jumping right in. Both blondes and brunettes can pull off either of these looks. But I have to say that too dark of a brunette might get a little warmer than one is hoping for.
|Much lighter ends|
|Great with long wavy locks|
|Balayage grown out|
|Extreme creative version of the Ombre technique|
|SJP sporting Balayage|
|Gisselle, the model who put Balayage on the map!|
|Tastefully executed sun kissed Balayage|
Even though these trends are usually seen around in the spring and summer, sometimes you just need a little pick me up for the winter blues. Have fun exploring these two creative techniques.