When you hear about the latest hair crazes today, there are always a few key words that keep popping up. Ombré, Balayage, Color Melt, Splashlights. You see it on Instagram, all over Facebook, creeping up on you on Tumblr, and in a lot of cases, the wrong picture has been given the wrong terminology. I would like to clarify this for everyone, by explaining the differences between the terms, the difficulty of the services themselves, when to use the appropriate service, and how long it takes to achieve the results you want.
What’s the Difference?
We’re going to focus on the terms Ombré and Balayage for the sake of this article. These terms are normally lumped together when you’re browsing online and looking at new and trendy styles. Even though you may think you’re explaining yourself correctly, you could be using the wrong term for the outcome you actually want.
Ombré: In the fashion world, this term was used to describe a type of color gradation that shifts from light to dark. It is synonymous with Color Melt. It is not considered a technique, but a visual style of hair color. There are many different ways that this look can be achieved. It can sometimes appear more dramatic, as the color is not scattered about the hair in small sections, but as one large graduation of color.