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JCI Hair Blog: Ombre, Sombre, Balayage? Huh?


blue ombre

Ombre , sombre or balayage…are we talking about hair?

Whatever you want to call it, it’s simply this: soft , ” grown-out” looking colour. It’s a more natural looking technique to highlights and multi-dimensional colour. It isn’t a saturated, solid coverage , instead  it’s a soft , multi-dimensional colour strategically placed.

honey brown ombre

Whether you’re wearing a bob, lob or long hair, this look works. There’s less demanding upkeep , grows out more gently. Start with a great haircut , as always, as this colour is meant to be complementing. Then book in for your custom colour! Warm, brown, and beige tones , blonde , blonde and honey- it all works together to create a moving, soft colour. Our Wella trained students use the best colour available and the newest techniques to achieve this customized application.

Neon dip hair

Pastel ombres are all the festival and summer trends, and if you’re feeling bold, try a neon, vibrant dip-dyed look with our Rusk temporary colours.


Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Instructor

Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.

2 responses to “JCI Hair Blog: Ombre, Sombre, Balayage? Huh?”

  1. Victoria ao says:

    Hello! I am already a certified hairdresser looking to advance my ombre/Balayage texhniques. Do you offer classes just on that texhnique? Or could I join when it is being taught to your regular class? Thank you so much,

    • JCI says:

      Unfortunately we do not offer just a portion of the course. If you are interested in taking on the full program, which is only 26 weeks (20 hours a week) or if you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at:

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