Hair Dilemma | Balayage vs Ombre

August 06, 2013

Balayage what?!?!?
To be honest I also didn't know this term until I started researching online what are the latest trends on hair earlier this year. To be fair, I know ombre hair after seeing that trend quite a lot since last year.
I've been coloring my hair for sometime now and changed my hair color gradually from dark to lighter colors these past few years. So yes, there is that blonde dreams deep inside me, hahaha.
Anyhow, I've been asked by people what's the difference between balayage and ombre. Well I know ombre's ends are of lighter color and the roots are darker. Apart from that, shoot me for being too ignorant, lol.

On the otherhand, here's what I found about Balayage from Beauty High :

"Balayage is a French technique, which literally means “sweeping,” meaning hair painting, all in the same sense. With the balayage, you’re able to customize your hair color by painting exactly where you want it, whether it be a little skinnier at the root to a bit chunkier at the ends to create more texture and movement throughout the hair. With balayage, you can get a ton of gorgeous looks, whether it be an ombre or a traditional highlight, there’s a lot that comes along with ombre and balayage. They go hand in hand because balayage is the technique, and ombre is the look. What’s really on trend right now is blended ombre. Something a little softer, not something as bold.
Still a little confused? Here's a more visual comparison:
Rachel Bilson's Ombre hair
Jessica Biel's Balayage hair
I think more conservative ladies would opt to get a balayage than ombre's.
But me, oh well, I have my own way.

Blonde plus bangs---> now that's a wrap! 
Miss J

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