Balayage and ombre highlights create a brightening effect and a contrast throughout the hair. Balayage is a french hair painting technique that doesn’t use foil and low lights can add dimension to your natural hair. ‘Ombre’ from the french word meaning shaded or shading. Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. This service does not include a blow dry.