Note: Color results are based on your color history and hair texture.
Ombré as a hair-coloring technique is a subtle gradual fade from black at the roots to lighter towards the hair tips. The style has been adopted by many celebrities such as Alexa Chung, Lauren Conrad, Nicole Kidman, Beyoncé, and even Jared Leto, among others. Ombre was initially the gradual lightening of the hair from dark to light, and has expanded to take on various other techniques, including the fading of a natural color from the roots to a more unnatural color (such as turquoise or lavender) at the tips. To achieve this stark dark-to-light dip-dyed look, a stylist will use the Balayage or hair painting technique.
Balayage is a technique a stylist uses to highlight your hair, and can be used to achieve many different looks. With Balayage, also known as hair painting, the lightener or hair color is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect from end to root and is all about creating beautiful blends of multi-dimensional color.
Sombré is a soft, subtle ombre that typically blends higher up to achieve a more natural look. However, the ends remain all light, with only subtle hints of dimensional darkness going through.
Babylights are micro-highlights that were previously known as “fine foils.” With this method, hair is separated into tiny sections, maybe only a couple of strands each, to achieve a natural look that’s meant to mimic the gorgeous, natural highlights you had as a kid.
Colormelt is when a couple colors are melted together, creating that seamless darker-root-to-lighter-end finish. This is a difficult process for most, and is mainly used on someone who comes in with lighter hair color and wants that darker root to be added on, blending it into the light.