Have you ever heard of ècaille ? Maybe yes, especially if you like to keep up to date with the latest trends in hair fashion and innovative colors. The ècaille , which some call nicely “tortoise shell hair”, is an evolution of the ombré hair of which we have often spoken in this site, but able to differentiate itself from this technique for some rather profound peculiarities.
What is ècaille hair?
The écaille is a color technique to give your hair a soft and natural tone . It is obtained by mixing multiple shades of soft colors inspired by caramel , gold, honey and chestnut. The overall effect can be much softer than the shadow, since the colors seem to “merge” into each other, with a final result that is enhanced by the brightness of your new appearance.
In short, according to the above, the ecaille is a sort of color or shade , rather than a specific technique, capable of connecting the appearance of the ombré with the darker roots , without losing softness.
This is why, after all, when we talk about ècaille we should more correctly refer this term to the color, rather than to the way the hair is colored.
Born in Paris, but now able to spread all over the world, is a real must that we advise you to evaluate with your hairdressing salon!
Why choose the ecaille?
But why should you choose the ecaille for a new fall / winter 2019-2020 look?
There are many advantages of choosing the ecaille as the color of your hair. A decisive advantage is its low “maintenance”: since this color already looks like a regrowth and you can wait much longer between retouches. This can drastically reduce hair damage (each treatment involves additional stress on the hair) and the cost (each session at the hairdresser slims your wallet, right?), And the result is still a very natural hair color!
Not only that: this is an ideal time to wear ècaille hair , considering that its colors are particularly rich and tending to golden , and therefore perfect for the autumn more cool and for the winter seasons!
In addition to the above, another main advantage of this color is that it is a multi-dimensional tone , capable of making your thicker hair appear and more voluminous, precisely because of the contrast between the colors. Also considering that its benefit is its shine, the hair will also look beautiful and healthy.
In short, if you also want to embrace this style with conviction, our advice is to show your hairdresser some pictures of the ecaille. In fact, although some high-end hairstylists may know what it is and how to do it, it is a trend that may not yet be fully recognized in your city.
In addition to the pictures, explain to your hairstylist that you want a soft, multi-dimensional look with darker roots, able to blend with honey blonde, caramel and golden blonde reflections.
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