While balayage is the technique in which the hair color is applied, ombre is a style of balayage defined as “being graduated in tone.” Ombre is traditionally known for the root area beginning a darker shade, then fading into a lighter color as it reaches the ends. The gradation of dark to light varies depending on the ombre you are trying to achieve.
It can range from a more natural and beachy look to an edgy, more contrasted style. Prices for an ombre look start at $250.

For a more dramatic ombre, it may take two color sessions to achieve the desired look without compromising the integrity of the hair. While you may have to visit the studio multiple times within a few weeks to create your desired ombre, afterward your maintenance visits are anywhere from once every 3 months to once a year, which definitely makes up for the initial frequency. The low maintenance factor is one of the things that makes ombre such a sought-after style!