The Reale, real Balayage/Ombre
This is one of my beautiful clients Kathryn Reale.
Kathryn has a Travel Blog “The Reale Adventure”
K showed me a picture of how she wanted her hair.
I shared with her that what she showed me was
Baliage/Ombre, and It was beautiful! I also warned that the first time would take a while.
But.... after all of the HORRIBLE jobs that are Impostured out there….
Let's Talk Hair!
To Clarify, the term "Ombre" is a look, "Balayage" is a technique and a company.
They are not Mutually exclusive.
There are three separate steps and sometimes four but three for sure, that
you HAVE to perform or it just looks like all of the horrible attempts that I see every day.
And so do you!!!!
The first step is NOT “Smuging or Breaking the Base”
You have to go in and do a medium textured highlight throughout the entire head, only
1 to 1 1/2 to 2 shades lighter than the natural color, no more and no less.
And “Almost to the Nape” remember this is supposed to look like it was done in the sun!.
The second step is to lighten the ends about 1/3 from the bottom with no line of demarkation.
Not giving that away,....that’s why I charge the big bucks for Education and Classes!
And the last one or two steps is also strategically placed lightening.With a couple of different techniques.
As you can see... the result when done properly is breath taking and Kathryn looks like a Sun Kissed natural Beauty that just got back from Malibu!....Or did she!
The reason I decided to post this blog about Baliage/Ombre is because even after over 10 years of providing this service, when something is done properly and looks like it’s hard to tell if it was done in a salon, or you really did just get home from your beach house. It never really goes out of style.
And.....even after all this time there are a lot of Celebrities and Models and my clients!, that are still showing off this beautiful Hair Artistry and looking gorgeous doing it!!!
Remember, every day can be a beautiful one!
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Owner and operator of gms Art of Beauty spa & salon,