Balayage vs. Ombre: What's the difference?

This is one of the most common questions that I get asked about quite frequently in the salon- (other than how to pronounce "BA-LAY-AGE"). Today I'm here to break down the difference between these two looks/techniques so that you can have a better understanding of what to ask for in the salon! First, I want to start by saying that balayage and ombre are not the same thing. Balayage is actually a technique, while ombre is a specific look. Balayage can be used as one of the many techniques to create an ombre look, but they do not have interchangeable meanings. Balayage is a French word that literally means "sweeping". This is in reference to how the hair is painted. It is a blended, hand paint

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