Balayage vs Ombre Hair Colour…What’s The Difference?!

Balayage and ombre are two of the most popular hair coloring techniques around. While we’ve all heard of them, it can sometimes be a little tricky to figure out the difference – let alone decide which hair colour technique is right for you.

Balayage vs Ombre Hair Colour...Whats The Difference?!

If you’re not sure where to start, don’t panic. The team of hair colour technicians at FOX Hair Design salons in Barwell & Hinckley have the expertise to help you find the perfect hair colour for you based upon your skin tone, overall appearance and desired look. 

Here, we’ve broken down the difference between balayage and ombre styles to get you started…


Balayage is a freehand technique that is used instead of traditional cap or foil highlights. This gives your FOX Hair Design stylist the creative freedom to make a bespoke look for you.

From a child’s sun kissed hair in summer, to a more edgy look, it is all up to you and your stylist’s vision. The grow out of a balayage is very natural looking and also requires minimum upkeep.

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Ombre is a colour fading gradually from roots to ends, typically darkest at the roots to lighter at the ends. What continues to be so exciting about this technique is that it’s the best of both worlds, light and dark. It allows us to create bold colour contrasts, whereas Balayage has a more natural-looking finish.

This could be a huge contrast in colour, or more slight depending on your desired end result. The upkeep for an ombre is minimal which is essential for today’s girl on the go. Call to schedule your ombre or balayage hair appointment today! Call 01455 850840 (Barwell Salon) or 01455 633055 (Hinckley Salon)

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