If you’re thinking of switching up your hair color and want to go bold, you might consider changing things with a pastel balayage or ombre! You can read below what sets these trends apart from others, and then contact us at Salon Antoine to schedule an appointment for us to get started on your locks. We’re excited to hear from you!
The balayage gained popularity in the 80’s, however, it can now be created with a twist. When you want to venture outside or brown, blonde, or red, you can always dare to try a pastel color. This style usually starts with a darker shade toward the root and cascades into a lighter hue as it reaches the ends. Since this is the case, you can keep your natural color at the top or the one you’re rocking now and have it seamlessly blend into another shade toward the bottom. Of course, if you really want to be daring, you can opt for a color such as orange starting at your roots and cascading into a magenta or another hue at the end. The choice is completely up to you! You can even add some highlights to the second shade if you enjoy having various hues in your look overall.
Another route that you can go with is a pastel ombré. The difference between this one and the aforementioned is that the ombré starts at about ear-level or lower. This means that the pastel shade that you choose is going to start at a different point than the balayage. As before, the top part of your hair would typically be darker and the lower end would be lighter. This way, you can keep some of the color you love while also dipping your toes into perhaps a hue you haven’t tried in the past. For example, you might begin with a black or brown root and have the locks finish in a green or blue. Or, maybe you have blonde hair at the moment and want more of a pink or purple toward the ends. Plus, it’s your choice how dark you want the other color to be—this style is all about trying something new!
Styling Your Hair
As far as styling your pastel balayage or ombré, the options are limitless. You can decide to keep it sleek and straight, which will instantly show off the different shades that you have going on. Of course, if you’re feeling more waves or curls, the world is your oyster! However, always keep in mind that heat can be damaging to hair overall, but especially to hair that has been colored, so if you can, create some natural looks here and there. If you enjoy grabbing for the curling iron or straightener, make sure to use a heat protector to keep your locks looking healthy and the shade shiny. You might even invest in a color-treated shampoo and conditioner to prolong the appearance as long as possible.
If you’re ready to try a balayage or ombré style in pastel, make your way over to Salon Antoine! We are open Monday through Saturday and we would love to help you create the look that you’ve been wanting. See you soon!