What are Balayage and Ombré Hair Extensions?
With hair extensions gaining more and more popularity in styling circles thanks to Instagram baddies and your favorite celebs, there is more than one option to explore in the exciting world of extensions – the possibilities are endless!
Now, if you aren’t as well-versed with what’s-in and what’s-out of the social media age and struggle to keep up with trends, we’ll let you know that a perfectly blended balayage and a gorgeous ombre remain two of the most popular hair colouring techniques.
While they may share some technical or stylistic similarities, both balayage and ombre couldn’t be more different when executed perfectly.
Emerging from French salons, the balayage (literally meaning ‘sweeping’) technique will leave your hair with blended highlights concentrated at the ends.
On the other hand, the ombre (shadow) technique lends a more striking, dip-dye effect with a dark-to-light gradient.
Can’t stop thinking of that influencer’s gorgeously blended bronde balayage? Or perhaps you’re yearning to rock that intense golden blonde ombre you spotted on your Instagram feed the other day?
Don’t worry, you don’t necessarily have to shell out big bucks to get your hair dyed and styled to perfection – you can instead turn to a no-commitment, no-damage, and no-dye option in the form of balayage and ombre hair extensions!
Timeless and classic, the ombre and balayage look enjoys just as much popularity in the form of hair extensions as it does at your favorite salon, and that’s exactly why investing in some can be the best decision you make for your hair.
It doesn’t matter if you have light or dark hair, our balayage and ombre extensions work for everyone as long as you know what you’re working with! The key is to blend your clip-in or tape-in extensions seamlessly by making sure you match the root color of the extensions to your natural hair as closely as possible. Also, make sure to clip or tape them in as close to the root as possible for a more finished look.
With balayage or ombre extensions at your disposal, you can brighten or switch up your everyday style with the snap of a clip! All you need to do is to make sure your hair extensions are at least 6-7 inches long - that's about shoulder length - for best results.
Our real hair extensions can be used to add length to your hair, or you can even chop 'em up for a more chic look. Just remember, the more you cut from the ends, the more you take away from the balayage or ombre effect at the bottom, so keep a light hand with those scissors!
If you're leaning towards ombre extensions and prefer darker hair, a brown to golden blonde ombre is one of the most stylistically versatile looks you can opt for. On the other hand, balayage extensions come in a variety of blends - whether you've brown or blonde hair, you are sure to find the perfect tone of highlights to blend beautifully with your natural hair.
Are you finally ready now to add some dimension to your hair without the jarring commitment of salons and regular upkeep?
Shop your heart out at Luisant Hair!