Hair Color Trend: Meet Ecaille (Tortoiseshell Hair)

In recent years, the popular ombre and balayage hair color trends have taken the hair industry by storm. But like all trends, there comes a time when you have to say good-bye. Meet the newest hair trend craze: Ecaille (pronounced e-ka-ye). Ecaille is French for the word “tortoiseshell”.

Sarah Jessica Parker showing us her stunning ecaille hair color look. Photo from Pinterest.

Sarah Jessica Parker showing us her stunning ecaille hair color look. Photo from Pinterest.

So what’s the difference between the ombre, balayage, and ecaille hair color looks? The ombre look usually leaves clients looking like they haven’t visited a salon in quite some time (hence the darker roots), while the balayage look is a more, natural, sun-kissed look. Ecaille on the other hand offers face-framing highlighted pieces in the front, with softer, lighter shaded pieces all around the hair. The ecaille look also focuses on amber, brown, warm blonde, and honey tones which are similar to a tortoiseshell–hence its name! Similar to the balayage and ombre looks, ecaille is also low maintenance, which is perfect for a client on the go!

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Alexa Chung rocking the ecaille hair color trend. Photo from Pinterest.

While Ecaille first appeared in 2013 and quickly became a figment of our imaginations, this look re-emerged this past year on the runways during fall fashion week. Good for you, style enthusiasts predict that this look is here to stay! In the Pasadena area and want to try the ecaille look on your hair? Call Salon Sessions at 626-795-8856.

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