Color trends come and color trends go, and this season, there are a few that are taking off like a rocket, leaving old styles in the dust! Move over Ombre–There’s a new player in town–and from the looks of things–and the incredible shine, this one’s here to stay! Say “hello” to Ecaille, which is the French word for “tortoiseshell.” With a lot less whammo than the currently somewhat fading Ombre trend (no pun intended, hehe,) Ecaille provides both lovers of ombre and those who just felt it was a bit harsh for their style a superb hair coloring transition to the next big thing, that has every bit as much richness and impressive eye catching detail as all other preceding hair coloring methods. Ecaille is more of a “something for everyone” kind of color choice, giving hair a gorgeous look from employment of richly transacted chocolates and chestnut undertones with caramels and golden tones that start out at their darkest value closest to the roots, and from there, seamlessly move into lighter-toned brightness on their way downward to the ends.
Looser, Intentionally for Outstanding Results
Ecaille can be distinguished in more than the final product, which is a gorgeously rendered form of innovative hair coloring that is less advertised that a chemical process was responsible, yet it does convey excellence on every level. The process by which Ecaille is rendered might initially seem to be a step backward in today’s hair coloring technology, but this imagined backward step is actually a key component in the beautiful results of Ecaille. The look is vibrantly dynamic and produced by skipping the tedium of foils, and cutting right to the chase implementing Balayage (AKA Baliage) which involves the application of highlights carefully and strategically performed “sans foils,” or as loose and more casual in method, but not in the final result of some absolutely gorgeous color that is rich with undertones and vibrancy–and was shine mentioned? This color and style is all about shine, ultimately giving the hair a vibrant healthy appearance and the shine serves to more vividly reveal the multifaceted colorations.
A Ramped-up Ombre, Taken to a Different Level
You would not be incorrect to refer to this hair coloring technique as ecaille tortoiseshell ombre. The lighter gradation is still key, but it begins closer to the scalp and is a more gradual migration toward the ends. It’s especially great for brunettes to enjoy going lighter in a very richly varied manner. Blondes may at first need to darken their base color in order to show the transitioning color toward the golden hues at the ends. With its very natural effects from eliminating the presence of other coloring methods with stark tone and color differentiations, one thing is sure; you can expect to see a lot more ecaille hair than the basic ombre ever touched.
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