HAIR: Ombre vs. Bayalage

With Jared Leto’s gorgeous locks at the Oscars,  I wouldn’t be surprised that both men and women are aiming for that gorgeous gradual colour change look.

Definitions:
Ombre hair refers to hair color fading from dark to light, or vice versa. Instead of the color starting from the roots, it gradually becomes lighter, or darker, towards the ends. The word “ombre” in French means shadow or shade.  Urban dictionary.

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Bayalage
Balayage is a French colouring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a freehand technique where the colour is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. Balayage can be used in even the shortest pixie crop however the best results is in hair below the shoulders. Vogue AUS.

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