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Your Guide to Balayage Vs. Ombre September 19, 2017

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Your Guide to Balayage Vs. Ombre, Manhattan, New York

Balayage and ombre are two of the city’s hottest hair coloring trends, but do you know the difference between them? Learn more about a few important distinctions between these two women’s coloring styles from America Hairstyle International. Proudly serving clients throughout New York City for nearly three decades, this premier hair salon is reputed for their gorgeous color and highlighting treatments. Read on to find out more information about balayage versus ombre and which one may be right for you.

Although they may seem somewhat similar at a glance, balayage and ombre actually have a variety of subtle differences to them. Here is more information about these two uniquely gorgeous women’s coloring styles.


balayageThe term “balayage” refers to a hair coloring technique, which means “to sweep” in French. As the term suggests, your hairstylist will sweep lighter shades of color down through the ends of your hair, gradually creating a more subtle brightening effect. Balayage is especially beloved among clients for its natural appearance and minimal upkeep.


Yet another French word, “ombre” refers to a particular hair coloring style which directly translates to “shadow.” Similarly to balayage, ombre involves a transition from dark to light hues, but the change in color is much more noticeable and dramatic. Akin to color blocking, ombre is ideal for more adventurous clients who might want a louder transition between color gradients.

The next time you need cuts, colors, and styles that will make you feel more attractive, confident, and absolutely fabulous, put your trust in the team of master hairstylists at America Hairstyle International. Give this NYC-based salon a call at (212) 315-1527 today to speak with a hospitable receptionist about booking your next appointment for ombre or balayage treatments, and visit them online to find out more about their many hair services.

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