Feb 26, 2021

Ready to know how I achieve my current hair color?

What is Balayage and Ombre?

Most people looking at my hair in these current photos would assume that my hair is balayage because of the look and placement of my color. But that is a huge misconception among hairstylists and just people in general. What most people don't realize is balayage is a technique used to hand paint the color on the hair... Balayage isn't just the way someones color looks. You really cannot know for sure if someone has balayage or not by just looking at their own hair. Ombre is more of a horizontal placement and Balayage is more vertical. In short, Ombre is a bit more of a style; Balayage is a technique. Both result in a pretty low maintenance routine, since the haircolor placement is not strict but done in gradual (for Ombre) or sweeping (for Balayage) placement. Both of these color techniques are perfect for low maintenance hair color.

What technique is used on my hair?

Now that I've explained ombre and balayage technique to you I can explain how my own hair is colored. I have the same placement as a balayage technique but I don't have mine hand painted I always use foils in my hair. The reason behind using the foil for my hair is because I have really really dark natural hair and its super stubborn with lifting. So I always like using foils so I can sit under the dryer and speed up the processing time along with it helping lift even more with the heat. Ive tried balayage technique on my hair and didn't like it as much since it doesn't lift as much and I have to sit longer to process. You can see my placement of the front foils around my face for my "money piece". (In case you didn't know when you see a big lighter chunk of hair at the front of the hairline that is called a money piece.) All of my hair is teased before applying the bleach. This helps give a very natural placement so it doesn't have a straight line, but more of a gradual blending.



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Written by
Lauren Ashtyn Guest