Balayage & Ombré

Balayage & Ombré Hair Colouring at our Hair Salon serving Bournemouth & Poole

Transform your hairstyle with the latest balayage or ombré hair colour technique at Simone Thomas hairdressers in Bournemouth.  Balayage and ombré both result in low maintenance colour so if you are looking for a sensational new hair colour that is on-trend and easy to look after then this could be the perfect hair colour for you.

So, what is balayage and how does it differ to ombré?  Read on to find out more 

Balayage & Ombré Specialists Near Me






Balayage Simone Thomas Westbourne Hair Salon

Balayage is a French hair colouring technique where the hair colour is applied by hand, sweeping in a vertical motion for a more natural sun-kissed effect.

The hair colour technique deposits colour exactly where you want it, whether throughout your hair or just adding in a few face-framing highlights. The result is a look that can be as subtle or as dramatic as you wish and works well on all hair shades. 

Our multi-talented team are specialists in balayage as well as other popular hair colouring techniques including highlights, lowlights and all-over hair colour.  

Ombré & Sombré

Balayage and ombre Westbourne hair salon

The word ombré is derived from the French term for ‘shade’. Ombré is a technique that involves dying the ends of your hair a contrasting colour to the roots. It offers a more defined difference between the two hair colours with a sharper transition, when compared to balayage. Depending on the look you desire, you may see a dramatic ‘two tone’ effect and we can create ombré using a multitude of colours.

If it’s a subtle ombré fade you are looking for, then an updated version of the ombré, called sombré, will be perfect for you. Sombré is a very similar technique to ombré, but involves a more subtle form of blending hair colours to soften the contrast of colours.

Treatments to Protect Your Hair During the Hair Colouring Process

We have some fantastic in-salon treatments which can be added during the hair colouring process. These will protect the integrity and health of your hair. These include: 

  • OLAPLEX which repairs the broken bonds that can be caused when hair is damaged by heat or chemicals. We highly recommend using OLAPLEX if you are lightening your hair. It can also be used as a stand-alone hair treatment for hair that is already compromised – and there is a take home product so you can continue to look after your hair at home. OLAPLEX is also free of silicone, sulphates, DEA phthalates aldehydes, is gluten-free and not tested on animals.
  • DAVINES On Protection also protects the hair from oxidative damage during the colouring process.  This type of damage can lead to weakness and breakage of the hair during bleaching, colouring or other technical services. 

Book Your Balayage or Ombré Hair Colouring Appointment at Simone Thomas Hair Salon in Bournemouth

Book in for a hair colour consultation at Simone Thomas Hair Salon in Bournemouth by calling us on 01202 760 003 or emailing westbourne@simonethomas.com or book online using the pop up button.

Contact Simone Thomas Hair Salon about Balayage Hair Colour in Poole & Bournemouth

Our highly qualified and experienced teams can help. Call Simone Thomas on the numbers at the bottom of the page or alternatively you can book online or request a consultation by completing the form below.

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