When two of your trendsetting Divas send you a link you know it’s a trend and only a matter of time before you get client request.
Ecaille - created by Stylist Jo Hansford , technique in which you combine highlights with darker tones to create a "tortoiseshell technique" that creates dimensional transitional color.
This trend comes all the way from France and is already spotted not only in the runways but also on stars like
Jessica Alba http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Alba &
Blake Lively http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_Lively
So what makes this look different from the Ombrè ?
I think it is more of a sombrè meets lowlights effect. You have bolder more bright pops of color around the face while the rest of the hair is subtler and has darker shades for pops of color and dimension. I love how this look has more dimensions in it than an Ombrè. It’s also customizable for any shade of hair color. It also adds the gloss service to complete the look so its going to be really shiny.
Si, even black hair can have Ecaille.
If you wish to achieve this look make sure to bring a picture and if the stylist has no idea what you are talking about then pick another one. I have fixed many ombre techniques due to the stylist not seeing the vision.
Remember these looks are customized so the stylist must make the look work for you and your skin and hair texture so its not a replicated look but more of a unique just for you kind of style.
Check out these links below of articles I found and loved that elaborate more on this look.
Than you for reading =)
CC: Johanna & Natasha my two trendsetting divas from NYC for putting me on. xoxo