Ombre Painting On Hair Without Using Foils

February 24, 2012 by staff 

Ombre Painting On Hair Without Using Foils, I think women look best when keeping their hair color close to its natural shade, with a few added highlights to bring out the texture of the cut. This usually compliments your skin tone and eye color etc.

Balayage, a French word meaning ‘to sweep’ is a new method of highlighting which lightens the hair gradually from root to tip. This technique has shaken salons from coast to coast because it achieves an ultra-natural effect by mimicking nature’s way of lightening hair. Hair should always be darker on the base of the hair shaft or the root area, rather then having light roots and dark ends. To balayage the hair, a lightening agent or hair color is painted on using a brush and paddle in a sweeping motion giving the hair colorist a bit more room to play and less methodical streaks. Foils aren’t used and the precision of the fine-tooth comb weaving in tiny streaks is no longer necessary. The stylist uses a “sweeping” motion to apply lightener from thin at the roots to thicker towards the ends. This provides ultimate control over color application, allows for less outgrowth, much more color contrast within the hair and since the process requires no heat or foils, the hair experiences minimal damage (which is key for those of you with long hair).

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.

It’s the perfect hair color trend and one of the most requested in my salon. The more your color grows out, the better it looks! You don’t have to touch it up every 4 weeks because your natural root color will add to the drama and you don’t have to worry about it fading because fading will simply make it better. So for this summer, why not try a moderate ombre style? One trip to my salon and your hair color will be set until fall. No touch ups, no extra expenses, it will look beautiful until you’re ready to start with a brand new color. You could also try mixing it up by going with this summer’s red hair trend and graduate it into soft, strawberry blond tips! It’s a beautiful and hassel free style that you will be sure to enjoy.

“Ombre” literally means “graduated” or “shaded,” and when this hair color trend hit America it hit with serious pizazz. Color choices were extreme, graduating was intense, and the style took off. Movie characters, musicians, celebrities and the girl next door all had a graduated hair color ranging in shades from black to white, pink to purple, red to blond, mahogany to honey-brown. The trend for ombre hair was led by such women as Jessica Biel, Julia Roberts, Rachel Bilson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Drew Barrymore and blends into the fall seasons with absolute ease. It’s a big hit on the New York runways too…just look at the Victoria’s Secret models.

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