Balayage vs. Ombre Hair: The Differences to Know

We’ve all seen it happen. A client comes into the salon asking you for balayage, but when they pull out the reference photo, you’re faced with a seamless ombre hair look. The two techniques are easily mixed up thanks to all the features they have in common, but you know just how different they really are. So, how do you explain those differences to your client?

Here, we’re breaking down all the balayage vs. ombre benefits to know, so you can share them with your clients to help them choose their perfect look…

Model with long, wavy, brunette hair and a caramel blonde balayage faces camera.
Back of model’s head with long, caramel blonde ombre hair.