The hair world borrowed the term 'Ombre' from the french word meaning shaded or shading. Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. It is usually achieved using a balayage technique and is ideal for clients looking for a low-maintenance style.
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The Ombre hair coloring technique has taken the hair color world by storm. Be it major celebrities, Victoria's Secret models or the girl next door, everyone's getting in on the action of this awesome hair coloring trend.
The Ombre technique can seem daunting to stylists that are used to the control of foils, but trust me when I say that as difficult as this technique can look, the results are always gorgeous and way easier than you think.
This is the #1 service being talked about and asked for in the salon right now, so I highly suggest brushing up on these helpful tips and getting comfortable (if you're not already) with this hot hair coloring trend.
1. The Many Benefits of Ombre Hair Color
One of the many reasons I love this technique so much is that it looks good on almost anyone and it's a great service to upsell. 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's like they're carrying around their own set of spotlights.
Great technique for your low maintenance clients or people that are just trying out hair color for the first time.
You can usually charge more for this service since it's a bit more time consuming for the stylist.
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