sofiaWhile ultra vibrant hair and dramatic ombre ruled 2014, we’re starting to see a shift in the hair forecast. As we step into 2015 we’re beginning to see a more natural trend in hair. The leading force toward this minimal vibe: balayage, increasingly popular highlighting technique that mimic those sunkissed highlights you got as a kid. And now, piggybacking off balayage, we’re seeing another similar, albeit darker, smoother technique that we’re sure is about to go mane-stream called ecaille ( “tortoiseshell” in French).

The ecaille technique is a slightly richer and darker version of your natural color paired with golden highlights and a whole lot of shine. The look, which began trending in Paris, tends to also be darker at the roots and lighter at the ends – consider it a much more sophisticated version of the ombre we know. Pop some balayage highlights on top of this rich shade and and a gloss to keep it rich, and you’ve got this multidimensional, demure look. Read More