Balayage and Ombre first and foremost highlighting techniques, where colour is painted onto the hair in long sweeping motion.People often assume that Balayage and Ombre are for blondes because Sarah Jessica Parker became synonymous with balayage when Sex and the City began. These techniques are suitable for any hair colour, simply giving a natural sun kissed look, the illusion of having spent a month on the Riviera. There are lots of famous faces with dark hair
such as Penelope Cruz, Giselle, Drew Barrymore who all sport these.
To mimic how the sun naturally catches the hair, the brightest pieces of colour are always placed around the face and ends of the hair, making Ombre and Balayage’s application more organic than traditional highlights. The result is softer regrowth so the tell-tale dark line where colour grows out is a thing of the past.