The Difference Between Ombre Vs Balayage Hair Extensions Revealed!

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We, as hairstylists, know the difference between an ombre vs a balayage.“Well, which one?!” So once again, we are here to set the record straight and share with you the difference between the two styles

Ombre Vs Balayage hair extensions

Ombre or Balayage technique usually portrays a similar result, however the two techniques are entirely different. We discuss how to achieve both of these trends, how effective each technique is and the difference between the two

Ombre hair extensions

Ombre means ‘shadow’ in French. It involves a bold transition of hair colour from root to tip. Although the colour is drastically different from root to tip, it is a gradual transition from the one shade to the other.

With Ombre hair extensions, your roots are naturally the darker colour with the transition to lighter locks on your roots. It is essential that your stylist get your Ombre correct so that it transitions in shades and doesn’t have any distinct lines from one colour to the next.


Ombre hair extensions

Balayage hair extensions

Balayage means to ‘sweep’ in French! This colour technique involves sweeping, or rather painting, the colour onto the hair. It is a free hand highlighting technique, opposed to the traditional strategically placed foil highlights.

This popular hair trend provides you with a blended and natural-looking hair colour, where the natural highlights are a few shades lighter than your actual hair tone. The bottom of your hair is left darker than your roots to provide dimension and movement to your tresses. This is a low maintenance look, that effortlessly grows out as the hair isn’t saturated from root to tip.

Do you dream of soft, glossy and golden sun-kissed locks? Balayage is the hair technique that provides you with this effortless and natural looking hair colour.

Dark-Brown-Balayage-vs-Ombre-Blonde-Tape-In-Hair-ExtensionsOmbre vs Balayage hair extensions

Many people are undecided on whether ombre or balayage hair extensions is best for ther hair. The two differences between the shades you want in your hair may help you determine this result. The darker the hair, the easier it is to achieve the ombre look. You can go from the darkest roots and lighten the ends with bright and crazy color if you are looking for that headturning hair style. However, if you know you are after a more gradual and subtle change from shade to shade, balayage sounds like the perfect choice for you. Some people want lighter ends of hair but with a more natural effect.

With both techniques, you can experiment with different hair colors! From blonde to candy cotton pink, both techniques will provide you with that summer look you have been lusting over!

Many Benefits of Ombre and Balayage Hair extensions

One of the many reasons I love this technique so much is that it looks good on almost anyone. You’d be surprised how many clients would look terrible if you put light pieces at their roots, but when you put them beneath the hairline, it looks amazing on anyone.

Great technique for your low maintenance clients or people that are just trying out hair color for the first time.

Stay current by introducing your clients to new trends and techniques.

Ombre and Balayage are great on Clip in hair extensions enabling you to change your look in minutes.



What we’d Recommend

Not all women are daring enough to try on a new hair color. Even though ombre is a bit more subtle than most other new hair color trends, some women are hesitant to give it a try fearing that the trend would not suit them. Using ombre hair extensions is, therefore, a great way to test out the trend without the commitment. With the ombre hair trend still going strong, you can use these extensions and make it seem like you just dyed your hair ombre.

There are no long hours of hair dye session in the salon. No commitments. And no staggering salon fees! All you have to do is clip it onto your hair and you are good to go!

As with buying any other types of hair extensions, it is important to emphasize the need to choose a matching color with your natural hair. You can also go for a striking ombre or a more subtle one to suit your liking, or however bold you dare to look with your new hair extensions.

With ombre hair extensions, you can now make your hair look like several other famous celebrities with notably beautiful ombres: think Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson, and many more.

We hope this insight on ombre vs balayage has helped you on your color journey on achieving the best possible results for ombre and balayage hair extensions.

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