I’ve been thinking over some styling options that could help give my dated hair style a new lease of life. For the last few weeks, I’ve been split on two choices, dying my hair Ombre or cutting it short. These are about as different as you can get when it comes to hair styling. For those who don’t know about Ombre perhaps it needs a little bit of an introduction.
What is Ombre?
It’s a French word that means ‘Shadow.’ That’s what the word means but what exactly is it? Simply put it’s a shift in shade from a darker to a lighter color. Typically, it works best on brunettes because it is the least subtle of all hairstyles. A Sombre is what would be done for blond. Instead of traditional highlights which are done as far as the roots, Ombre is only applied to the ends, allowing for a very stark transition between different shades of color. It’s a stunning look but perhaps not one that should be attempted on your own. Unless you’re very experienced with dying your own hair, this is probably best done in a salon. You can find some great salons for Ombre in Vancouver. If you want something to really stand out then this is the one for you, just know it comes with a lot of maintenance.
Did anyone hear of Balayage?
This is also another option if you’re looking for something a little subtler. Unlike the stark contrast of Ombre, Balayage is far more subtle. The dye is applied lightly to the ends of the hair and blended in to allow for a far more natural blending. It’s known for creating a sun-kissed look like you would get from a few months in the tropics. It also requires a lot less maintenance than Ombre. After a few trips to the salon to get the depth of color you want it’s then smooth sailing for the next few months. No regular salon touch-ups like normal highlights require.
The argument for cutting it short
With that explained it may be hard to see why there should be any contest between these options. This is my hair is just over shoulder length. Cutting it short would mean a lot less time in the shower and considering how busy I am these days it’s difficult convincing myself to go for a dying option. Then again there’s no denying that these looks are incredible. I’m still a little undecided so I want you guys to let me know what I should do. It certainly makes no sense to cut and then dye which defeats the whole purpose of a Balayage or Ombre.
This is one I’ll need to think on for a while but I would love to hear from you guys what I should do. Have any of you tried Balayage or Ombre before? Tell me how it went and whether it was worth it.