Now that the blonde tips of your Ombre hair have officially grown out, it’s time to browse the best Pinterest boards for you next hair-inspo, right? Not this time, we’ve got you covered. We found this year’s hottest hairstyle and our first ever “Need To Know.” Introducing: Écaille, or translated from its French origin, tortoiseshell. I’m going to tell you WHAT Écaille is, and how YOU too can nail the favorite new celeb look.
What Does it Look Like?
For those that loved the Ombre trend but felt it was a little too harsh, Écaille is the hairstyle for you. This dynamic and vibrant coloring technique pulls color-popping balayage (or baliage – loose, manually applied highlights without the use of foils) highlights together with beautiful, rich caramel undertones that get lighter towards the ends.
The kicker, and what sets this look apart, is the shine. The colors are coupled with a TON of gloss, making the hair looks extremely healthy and multi-faceted.
How to Get It
Next time you go to the hair salon, specify color details instead of relying on the assumption that your stylist knows what it is by name. Describe the look (above), bring pictures, and emphasize that you want it as glossy as humanly possible. Balayage highlights should be strongest and brightest framing the face, with subtle, soft ‘babylights’ scattered throughout the remainder of your mane to create depth and dimension. Remember, this is a very natural look, so be sure to have your stylist avoid any stark variances in color or tone.