Ombre and Sombre highlights have been popular and for good reason, they’re pretty and are low maintenance compared to color that is placed at the root. If you looking for a beautiful, naturally looking highlight then one of these techniques are a good solution for you. Today we will learn some of differences between the techniques used to achieve this looks.
Let’s get into Foilayage vs. Balayage
For the client who has darker hair it’s the exact same placement as balayage just using foil. We need to use foil on darker hair to ensure we can get your desired level of lift. Also ensuring you’re not left with “brassy” highlights.
Balayage works best with medium blondes and lighter. Lifting more than two levels can damage hair and make it feel dry and fragile. Levels are measured 1-10, if you’re a natural level 6 (light brown) and you want to be a level 10 (pale blonde) your stylist may suggest we do this in more than one visit to ensure your hair stays looking healthy.
Foils: Partial Foil and Full Foil
Most clients are fearful of foil because in the past they feel it isn’t look natural, sun kissed.Foils, when done the way they were intended to look, look natural with lots of natural dimension. Meaning, you should not have to “Low Light” because you are using you natural color as a back drop for you highlights.
If you’re considering this look the first place to start in booking a consultation to find out what’s best for your hair. Stacie Bowie and the staff at Bowie salon are specialists in this beautiful and trendy look à la Rachel Bilson, Jessica Biel or Gisele Bündchen. We train our Hair Color Experts extensively to guarantee they take the utmost care to keep your hair looking healthy and naturally beautiful.
Our recommendation: Consultation first so we can create a realistic hair color Goal and Path. A more blended and brighter hair color that enhances your features for a more natural look is a beautiful look that Jessica Biel represents very well. But that may or may not be what you’re looking for. Healthy looking hair makes you look more youthful so taking a little more time to get the saturation in you hair color may be YOUR best path to achieving you hair color goal. Over-processing to hurry the hair color process leads to frizzy, damaged and unhealthy looking hair. In a previous post we talk about this (here)
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