A Balayage or an Ombre are styles of creating dimension in the hair through the process of free form painting onto the hair. Both these styles create great dimension and frame the face beautifully. The goal when doing a technique such as a Balayage, is to create a subtle color melt in the hair. Typically a Balayage starts at the root of the hair and works its way down. This is the main difference between a Balayage and an Ombre. The word “ombre” come from the French word for shading, and thus is typically most prominent between the mid-shaft to ends of the hair.