Ombre hair colour has got to be one of the most requested techniques for the last few years. Some got it right but many got it very wrong (mainly due to the dreaded box colours!) Thankfully 2015 welcomes a new more natural trend which goes by the name of Ecaille… (French for tortoise shell). A fusion of brunette shades, similar to the varying shades of brown of a tortoise. The look is more natural and darker than we’ve seen over the last few years.
Think a darker, glossier version of your natural colour with slightly lighter warmer tones worked through. A sophisticated, grown up ombre. The difference in colours should only vary by a shade or two and usually be applied using a balayage technique rather than traditional foils.
As always your colour should be matched to your skin tone so for warm skin tones the richer the better, shades of brown sugar, fudge and butternut work well together.
Cooler skin tones work best with hues of espresso, bitter chocolate, almond beige and biscuit blonde.
Im excited to take some of my clients to the dark side!!