HIGHLIGHTS: BALAYAGE VS. OMBRE VS. FOILS
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BALAYAGE HIGHLIGHTS NYC
(American “Baliage”) technique hair highlighting is done freehand, so is also called hair painting or free-form technique. Balayage coloring is very versatile and can be used to achieve many looks, including Ombre hair color. Balayage highlights can be applied on wet or dry hair.
Balayage hair painting can achieve a far more dimensional, natural and softer look. Balayage highlights are easier to maintain, as the re-growth is not as noticeable. Balayage highlighting is gentler on the hair than other traditional highlighting techniques, as it doesn’t use heat.
TIPS TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR BALAYAGE HIGHLIGHTS:
Choose a highlight color that complements the rest of your hair, as well as your skin. Pink-toned skin suits blonde highlights. Yellow undertones should not have a deep gold tone. Protect your Balayage highlights with a color-enhancing shampoo and conditioner to delay color from fading and to prevent hair from drying out. Get a conditioning treatment afterwards to make the hair softer and smoother. Your balayage highlights will need to be touched up from about 6 -8 weeks, as the hair grows.
OMBRE HIGHLIGHTS NYC / OMBRE COLOR
Sometimes also referred to as Balayage, this is an alternative technique that is similar to Balayage in that the color is hand-placed. However, the difference with Ombre highlights is it’s a more artistic style where evenly-colored darker color at the roots gradually transitions to a lighter shade at the ends. Ombre color means “two toned” and is usually a more dramatic look that can be done with colors such as black to red or just a more contrasting blonde.
Many women we see over-highlight their hair. Whether it’s Balayage highlights, Ombre color or foils Highlights, it should complement your natural color. For foils highlights we often use lowlights to tone them down and temper the frosted look. Lowlights help create a vibrant hair color that brings out your skin tone and eye color. Your hair color should never detract from your complexion, and too many highlights can make your skin look faded. At Fine Artistik Salon, we recommend adding lowlights every third time you get your hair highlighted. They will help blend your highlights with your natural color, and you won’t have to run to the salon with dark roots every six weeks.
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