The trend of fashion colour blocking has transcended the catwalk and made it to the hair salon. The Ombre/Balayage technique, that imitates sun kissed hair lengths, is a trend that is here to stay!
What is ombre/balayage?
Ombre colour or Balayage is achieved by our hair technicians painting hair colour onto the hair strands, focused on creating a blend from dark to light – in either direction – root to tips (ombre), or tips to roots (reverse ombre) – which can be a subtle or dramatic contrast.
Traditionally balayage has been about creating soft natural-looking variations in hair colour akin to natural sunkissed highlights. Nowadays we are seeing more dramatic and playful varieties of ombre/balayage where the scale from light to dark is much more distinct.
An example of dramatic colour blocking would be from dark brown to platinum blonde. A subtle colour blocking transition could be from your natural colour on the roots to just one or two shades lighter on the ends.
Great Lengths Colour Blocking Strands
This trend has driven leading extensions brand Great Lengths to develop their Colour Blocking Strands range. The great thing about this is you can incorporate this fashion hair colour trend with your own existing hair colour for subtle variation, or you can make your salon-made ombre/balayage look 10 times more luxe with colour blocking extensions.
Ombre/Balayage should only be done in a salon by an experienced stylist, like Our Team, using the best products. If not applied correctly using the right product, like Wella Freelights, you may be left with dry damaged ends and blotchy uneven colour. This lightening service is not recommended if your ends are already fragile.
Colour blocking hair strands are now available in Great Lengths Hair Extensions, so if you want the look that almost all celebrities are wearing without permanently dying your hair, you can try out the different coloured hair extensions called Great Lengths Colour Blocking Strands.
These extensions are the ideal way to achieve this style of hair colour without necessarily changing the colour of your own hair, especially if you are an au-naturale girl.
Another plus side is that you will be adding more length and volume to where it is needed. Have a look at Our Top 10 Reasons to Choose Great Lengths Extensions.
Colour Blocking strands are available in 10 colour combinations from subtle to dramatic, and in the two popular lengths of 30cm and 45cm.
Just call us on 02 9360 8708 for a free consultation appointment and we can provide you with some great ideas for your hair direction and a quote. Alternatively contact us here.
When you want a new on-trend look, you just have your hair extensions specialist remove them in as little as 45 minutes – easy as pie! Great Lengths hair extensions are easy to remove and even easier to maintain.