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All About Ecaille Hair Color

Chandler Rollins | February 27, 2015 | 2:36 PM
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The Process

Similar to balayage, ecaille uses a hair-painting technique to give the client’s hair and skin tone a youthful appearance. Because the head is a sphere, Savage recommends sectioning diagonally and triangularly. These sections in particular hug the curves of the head and allow the stylist more freedom with color placement.

The next generation of ombre.

Poke around on Instagram and you’ll quickly discover that #ecaille is popping up as the newest color buzzword in the color community. French for tortoiseshell, the ecaille color technique mimics the differing shades found on the reptile. This new take on ombre maintains the hair’s depth while enriching blonde color with shades of honey and amber and brunettes with caramel and butterscotch. Booked two months in advance for her color creations, Jenny Savage, artist at Atelier by Square in Las Vegas, knows all about the ecaille trend.

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