Balayage which means to sweep is a highlighting technique where Ombre which means “shaded” or “shading”is a look that gives you a drastic fade from dark roots to gradually lighter hair through the middle to very light ends. Sombre is the term used for a softer more subtle ombre color. The lighter sections in sombre start higher, giving you a more blended, gradual fade. In a balayage, not all of the hairs ends will be affected, but an ombre/sombre affects all the hair’s ends. All looks are great for using your natural root color. With a natural root, you do not have to maintain regrowth as often. We’ve seen pixies, short textured bobs and long luxurious waves show off all 3 customized hair coloring techniques which can all be done in a variety of colors. These techniques can also be combined which can be very beautiful.