A common question we see at CLOUD NINE is what is the difference between ombre and balayage hair? Don't worry we've got you covered. 

We explain the difference between the two hairstyles and help you decide your next fierce look!


What is an Ombre hair style? Ombre hair is a two-toned hair dying technique where the root is usually a darker colour which shadows out into lighter coloured ends, creating a gradient effect. This look is gorgeous anytime of year as it is a blend between dark and light hair, so it is seasonal and timeless.

The benefit of Ombre hair is that you can choose wild and out of the box colours. A look that can be for the adventurous who love vibrant colours and quirky hairstyles with personality.

A pro to this hairstyle is that you usually keep your natural root colour and dye the ends. A suitable style for mid length and long hair.

Achieve this style using the CLOUD NINE Waving Wand for effortless, bouncy waves.


The balayage hairstyle is timeless and always on trend. A hairdressers technique where the colour is painted directly onto the hair.

Compared to the Ombre look, balayage highlights are blended from the root of the head leaving a sun-kissed effect.

Balayage creates a FIERCE face framing style leaving the hair looking natural and gorgeous.

A pro to this hairstyle is that you usually don’t have to top it up that often, as it leaves a gorgeous natural finish.

This style can be beautiful for all hair lengths. GET THE LOOK using our CLOUD NINE Curling Wand for gorgeous, glam curls.

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