OMBRE VS BALAYAGE
If you’re ready to change up your haircolor and you can’t decide between Ombre and Balayage because, well, you can’t know the difference between Balayage and Ombre: you are not alone. It can be hard to understand what sets them apart and which one is right for you. Let us help you decode the difference in the ultimate match up: Ombre vs. Balayage.
WHAT IS A BALAYAGE ?
Balayage is all about how the color is applied. The word Balayage originates from the French term “to sweep.” With Balayage, not necessarily all the ends will be affected and the transition between dark and light will be much longer and more natural looking.
SO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BALAYAGE AND OMBRE? AND WHAT MAKES THEM SIMILAR?
Ombre is typically done with lightener being placed horizontally with full saturation of the section and then blended upward to diffuse the line and Balayage will take smaller sectioning, where color will be painted onto the surface of the 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.