Spring Hair Color Trends

Have you ever heard the saying, “A picture paints a thousand words”?

In today’s world of hair coloring, that is the truth. Feel free to bring pictures when changing your hair color!

There are so many techniques that have subtle differences. What’s trending right now in transitioning from winter to spring are Balayage, Ombré and Underlighting techniques. Here is a description of the difference of each technique:


Ombré is still quite popular. Ombré is a French word that means having colors or shades that fade into each other; from light to dark or dark to light. It can be used to describe hair color, fabric, painting or anything else. Ombré hair typically fades into somewhat of a straight faded line in hair color unlike with Balayage which looks more natural or sunkissed.


Balayage is a hair coloring technique which is designed to create very natural looking Highlights which typically grow out without developing a noticeable grow out line at your roots. Balayage is hand painted, lightly along the hair line to give some bright Highlights around the face and heavier at the tip of the hair. It’s a more natural looking Highlight, and by natural we mean, you look like you’ve spent long days at the river or surfing in the ocean. Balayage is very similar to a new technique being describe as Underlighting.


Underlighting has a similar technique to Balayage in that the colorist still hand paints the highlights where they want to place them, but avoids highlighting the crown at all with the exception of right along the hairline.  Highlights are placed under the top crown layer of hair starting in the temples so that your hair still has bright highlights but no grow out in the crown part at all.

When considering these hair coloring techniques, you should always discuss with your colorist the level of grey coverage you need. These techniques work for everyone, however if you’re covering grey, you may benefit from more traditional highlighting techniques or be ready to schedule regular root touch ups.

Give us a call today so we can help you find what works best for you and your hair: (530) 272-2557