HOW TO PICK THE BEST COLOR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEW LOOK
BALAYAGE, OMBRE, SOMBRE, BABYLIGHTS
Confused? Want to walk out of your salon with the hair color you dreamed about? Knowing your stylist’s language is the key. Understand the language and you’ll end up with rich results that will leave you with a gorgeous new look.
THE TECHNIQUE: BALAYAGE
Balayage is the French word that means “to sweep” or “to paint.” The popular trend creates soft highlights, with a gradual transition. But understanding which method of Balayage you’d prefer will be the difference between “I like it,” and “OMG I Love it!”
THE DIFFERENT LOOKS: Ombre, Sombre and Babylights
Think Supermodel Gisele Bundchen back in 2007. Now fast forward to A-List Celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Nicole Kidman, Beyonce and Jared Leto. Ombre is the gradual lightening of the hair from dark to light. And while the whole point of Ombre inspired color is to make the lighting more natural, you can also use those unnatural hues like turquoise or lavender at the tips and fade from your natural color to whatever color you choose. Cranking up the color!
Sombre is a softer, subtler look than its sister Ombre. If you like a faded transition with highlights added around your face, and a more gradual descent into a brighter shade of your natural hair color, then Sombre is for you. Yes, Sombre is changing it up. Go lighter on your base and darker on your ends. Get a whole new look for 2015 with just one visit to your stylist.
Like a baby’s natural glistening strands, babylights are created using a very fine color technique. The delicate white blonde mimics a baby’s blonde hues and is already showing up on celebrities. The goal here is to create a natural looking blonde that still brings dimension and radiance. You can rock this angelic look by asking for the subtle technique. Have dark hair? Then ask for babylights that are just a little lighter than your current color. The technique is low maintenance, noncommittal and will get you saying, “Oh Baby!”