Balayage vs Flamboyage vs Ombre vs Sombre vs Foiling

The most frequently asked question about hair color: What is the difference between balayage, flamboyage, ombre, sombre and foiling?

Balayage Hair Color Technique

Balayage is a freehand painting, it creates beautiful graduated natural-looking effect. It is great for clients who want a natural look with some contrast in the hair:

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Ombre Hair Color Technique

Ombre is a top hair color trend that creates a soft natural transition from having depth at the root and gradually melts into lighter tips.


Sombre Hair Color Technique

Sombre is a softer version of ombre. It is very settle and fashionable look, loved by many celebrities. Sombre goes well with all variations of hair textures.

Here is an example of Ombre and Sombre. Sombre hair color looks very soft and natural.

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Flamboyage Hair Color Technique

Flamboyage is a new hot trend and a low maintenance hair color technique. It is a combination of oombre and balayage, where transparent adhesive strip is used to color the hair or there is also different technique to achieve soft peek-a-boo highlights. Flamboyage adhesive transparent strips come from Davines – Italian product line.

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Foiling Hair Color Technique

Foiling is a high maintenance and the most traditional way of coloring the hair where selected strands of hair ar placed on foil and the color is painted on. It is great for clients that want their hair highlighted or colored from root to ends.

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“What we love about hair color and all the different techniques used is how our clients feel when they leave the salon looking beautiful and all smiles.”
Nationwide, very few salons offer the Flamboyage color technique. In Chicago, Arsova Salon is one of the first salons offering the service.

For scheduling any of these beautiful color techniques, please visit or call 312.371.0773