Move Over Balayage there’s a New Trend Moving In!
It’s called Ecaille or Tortoise Shell and it is making its way into the salon. It’s inspired by the colors in tortoise shell, rich brown and gold tones. It creates a very natural and sunkissed look for brunettes.
I think the most famous ecaille look belongs to the beautiful Gisele Bündchen. Her hair is so recognizable and has been a photo that has been brought to me many times over. The beauty of it is in how natural and healthy it looks. The colors flow and blend so naturally together that it looks like the sun did most of the lightening. Other celebrities have been sporting the look such as: Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne and Blake Lively. It really is one of my absolute favorite color techniques and if you have been itching for something trendy, fun, different yet natural I definitely recommend it for you!
The technique is especially beautiful when you curl or wave your hair because the lighter pieces reflect light in such a way that makes curls really POP! Also the technique is completely customizable to you. If you want it concentrated more around the face or want it really subtle to just break up darker hair, it is completely up to you.
In the salon I have definitely been playing with this look and the reactions I get from my clients have been amazing. With how fast paced and hectic the world is right now it is great to have low maintenance color that looks better and better with every visit.
As for hair care I recommend, as I do with all of my color clients, a sulfate free shampoo, a protein rich conditioner and a weekly moisturizing mask or treatment. My favorites are: Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo or Redken’s Blonde Idol Shampoo, Redken Extreme Conditioner and Redken Color Extend Magnetics Deep Attraction Mask. These products will ensure that not only you color lasts but you hair is in excellent condition and is getting what it needs to be healthy.
The process starts with a thorough consultation with your colorist. During this consultation your colorist will determine which tones will look best with your features and you will discuss how you like to style your hair, how much time you spend on your hair, and if you participate in any hobbies or activities that may affect your hair. This information will be key when it comes to deciding where to place the high lights and whether or not a haircut will be necessary to achieve the best look for you. Don’t be too shy to ask us questions. We love answering the questions you have and hearing what concerns you may have. When it comes to your hair, I feel like if it concerns you it concerns me as well. After your stylist has gathered the necessary information the color process will begin. Each stylist has their own techniques and preferences when it comes to doing this type of coloring. Just because you saw it done one way on YouTube, that doesn’t mean that is the only way. Your colorist may use plastic wrap or foils or leave the lightener in open air. There are so many ways to get from point A to point B so it is crucial that you trust your colorist.
The versatility of this look is what I absolutely love. If you are interested in getting this look for yourself call us to schedule a consultation with one of our stylists today!
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Written by: Jess Wilkins – Stylist @ Rio Hair Studio
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