If you’re all about trying the latest in hair colour trends, it’s time to get acquainted with ecaille colour.
Ecaille is not a technique – it’s a colour palette focused on warmer, golden tones with a sun kissed finish. Also known as “tortoiseshell” colour, the look is created by blending smooth blonde, caramel, chestnut and chocolate tones to add richness and dimension to the hair. Your colourist will place face-framing highlights at the front of your hair, and soften the look with well blended pieces around the rest of the head, keeping your colour darker at the roots and lighter at the ends.
The ecaille effect is incredibly versatile and can be adjusted to create natural, or bold looks. The mix and placement of tones can be adjusted as necessary, and the colour can be painted on the hair using a balayage, ombre, babylights or freehand highlighting technique depending on your preference. With this in mind, it’s important to bring in photos of your preferred colour in to your stylist, to ensure you are both on the same page.
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