Balayage, Ombre, Sombre, Foiling, Baby Lights
With so many new coloring techniques and terminologies in the world of salons, it can be confusing to know what look you are trying to achieve when booking your hair services. Spark Salon is here to clear up the confusion and give you a solid understanding for your next coloring service.
Balayage is a freehand painting method. French colorists started creating the look in the 60’s and it slowly began moving into the American markets in the 90’s. Balayage can be soft and natural or bold. It creates a sunkissed look and is perfect for the client who wants a natural dimensional look with a low maintenance upkeep. Additionally, the balayage method can also be used to create Ombre and Sombre types of looks.
Ombre is a color trend that creates a soft natural transition from having depth at the root and gradually melts into lighter ends. This look started out with a larger contrast in 2010 and has since become a softer more tone on tone look.
Sombre is a softer version of ombre. Soft or Subtle + Ombre = Sombre It is a subtle and very natural hair coloring technique.
Foiling is the most traditional way of creating dimension in the hair. It is a process where selected strands are placed on foil and the color is painted on. It is perfect for those who want their hair highlighted or colored from root to ends. This look can be natural or bold based on the desired result.
Baby Lights are natural looking highlights that are “baby-fine” and mimic the sun-kissed tones that your hair took on as a child. The appearance is natural, as if you spent a little extra time in the sun.
Let one of our beauty professionals at Spark Salon guide you to the dimensional looks is the best fit for your personality and style. For scheduling please call our guest services team at 763.478.9800