Yes, Ombré Is Still a Thing, But There's a Twist

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Ombré hair these days sometimes gets bad press. The stand-out cousin of balayage, it's a more block-style colouring technique that usually consists of a lighter hue on the bottom half of the hair with a darker look on top. Balayage, in contrast, gives off a sun-kissed vibe—a much more subtle dye job combining highlights all the way through the hair. You might be forgiven for thinking that ombré is just the older, less cool version of balayage. But, over the past few years there's a new way to do it that's way more exciting and comes A-list approved.

Instead of a classic transition from brown to light brown/blonde ombré, bolder colours are in. Think Gigi Hadid with pink hair (pictured above) or Irene Kim (below) and you're there. 

 

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But it's not just pink; London-based salons Bleach London and Not Another Salon are forever our sources of inspo when scouting out bold-coloured ombré looks.

Keep scrolling to see the new way to do ombré, and if that's not your thing you can check out the classic ombré looks on the A-list for more inspiration.

Bold ombré inspo

Classic ombré 

Not convinced? Here's our guide to everything you need to know about balayage