To be completely honest, I never even heard of ombré hair until recently.   However, now there are all these new terms floating around for similarly highlighted styles.  For instance, sombre, flamboyage and the second most common term, balayage.  But what do all these words mean, and what is the difference between ombré and sombre and all these other words?  Or is there even a real difference?

Ever wonder what the difference between ombré, sombre and balayage was?  Learn all about the different types of highlights.

Let’s start with Ombré…

1. Ombré Hair

Ever wonder what the difference between ombré, sombre and balayage was?  Learn all about the different types of highlights.

The term ombré literally refers to the graduation of one color to another.  It typically consists of a dark color at the roots that fades into a much lighter color with no transition line.  The hair tends to all fade around the same area, creating a soft line, but still, needs to be pretty blended to be called “ombré.”

2. Dip-Dye

Ever wonder what the difference between ombré, sombre and balayage was?  Learn all about the different types of highlights.

Dip-dyed hair is pretty similar except there is a hard transition line between the two colors.  It literally looks like you dipped your hair in a bucket of color.  Get it?

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