Even though Ombre and Balayage techniques look similar, there are subtle differences between the two. Ombre looks like a balayage grown out after a few months.Although you can use these techniques on shorter hair, you will see better results on longer hair. The ombre hair color flatters more the darker blondes and brunettes, unless if you prefer a more light paler blonde, you will have to lighten your roots or base color for every touch- up, that will require more maintenance, than say a darker blonde and brunette. You can save on time and money with these two techniques, and still look and feel sexy, especially if it is done right.
Balayage is subtle while there is a prominent difference in Ombre.
Balayage- French word meaning to sweep. Colorist gives lighter strokes of highlights at the base of the scalp and heavier strokes at the ends of the highlighted strand, to design a color scheme that is gradual from the base to the ends. This creates more of a natural sun kissed look. The best results and sun kissed effect is obtained when the hair is up to shoulder length. Balayage is considered very economical, because of the gradual color in the hair , there is no line of demarcation and no difference when the roots are grown in.
Ombre HairColor- French word meaning two-toned
The hair looks like it has been bleached and then not touched up for a long time, so that the hair is dark at the base and light at the end.
Ombre color keeps hair dark at the top and goes lighter till the end of the hair. It looks as you got bleach and since then have not touched up hair.