Ombre vs Sombre

Thinking of a color change or are you ready to change things up a bit this summer?

Why not explore creativity in the color world with an Ombre or a Balayage (also known as Sombre).


What’s the difference?


An Ombre is taken from a French word and means “to shade”. In the beginning this trend had harder lines in the transition, however it has gradually moved toward a softer, more blended color change. It usually begins with the natural root color, or darker, and moves into a lighter shade. Many options are available for this process.

Sombre or Balayage is more of a sunkissed technique. Generally lighter pieces are framed around the face and gradually feathers down from the root. Colors are closer together with regards to lightness and darkness.

Our stylists have attended many opportunities of training in these techniques, and are excited to use their creativity with your ideas!