Balayage & Ombré

Balayage and ombré are two of the most popular hair colour services at our hair salons in Dublin and it's not hard to see why. You can be as subtle or as creative as you like when you have balayage and ombré hair colours. 

Why not book a consultation with our hair colour specialists to find out how we can make these colour techniques work for you? Our team of hair colourists are balayage specialists and can create a beautiful hair colour result which can be tailored to your individual personality and style. Find out everything you need to know about balayage and ombré below…

The Balayage & Ombré Colour Experts Near Me


Shadow Root Balayage

Balayage is an excellent hair colour technique which involves your House of Colour expert painting the colour onto your hair in a freehand manner to accentuate your hairstyle and facial features. Balayage gives your hair a subtle colour finish that looks sun-kissed and natural. The effect of balayage is less obvious than traditional foil highlights, with a much less noticeable root regrowth - making it a low maintenance hair colour option. Balayage can be used on all hair colours, even grey hair colour, and can be a fun way to add vibrant fashion colours to your hair!

Shadow root balayage is where a darker shade is added at the root area seamlessly blending towards a lighter shade at the tips.

Ombré Hair Colour, Dublin

An ombré hair colour is usually more obvious than balayage, so you can see the colour difference between the tones used.  The word ombré comes from the French word that means “shadow” or “shade.”  The most popular types of ombré are traditional ombré and reverse ombré. Traditional ombré has a lighter colour at the tips of your hair than at the roots, while a reverse ombré has darker tips and lighter roots. Vibrant fashion shades such as pinks and purples can also look fantastic in an ombré style. 

Money Piece Balayage & Face Framing Colour

So, what is this new top trending hair colour? Face frame colour, also known as 'money piece' highlights gives a nod to the chunky highlights seen in the ’90s with bold face-framing strips of colour being added as a contrasting shade to the rest of the head. 

Bleach blonde face frame colour is HUGE - think Gerri Halliwell in her early spice girls days! Face frame highlights offer a great low maintenance hair colour that still allows you to be bold with your look without having to commit to a full head hair colour.

Preparing For Your Balayage Or Ombré 

Book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation at House of Colour in Dublin where we will assess the colour and condition of your hair and advise you on the results we can achieve. The health of your hair is a top priority for us so our expert colour technicians will tailor your hair colour to create the perfect look without damaging your hair during the lightening process. We may also recommend a bond strengthening treatment such as WELLAPLEX

If you haven’t visited House of Colour in Dublin in the last 6 months, we will also ask you to come in for a quick skin allergy test at least 48 hours prior to your balayage or ombré appointment to ensure you will not suffer any allergic reactions to the colours involved. 

Root Shadowing, Root Stretching & Colour Melts

 Root stretching and colour melts are colouring techniques similar to balayage used to gently blend your natural root colour with a lighter colour towards the ends. We can ‘stretch’ or ‘smudge’ your root colour and add multi-dimensional shades, growing lighter towards the tips of your hair for an on-trend hair colour look.

Maintaining Balayage Hair Colour

Our expert colourists can even advise you on how to keep your balayage looking fresh for longer at home! Your balayage hair colour is more low maintenance than traditional highlight techniques such as foils, although to maintain your look at its best we recommend visiting your colourist every 8-12 weeks.  On top of this, we would suggest a quick colour glossing touch-up session every 6 weeks to keep your hair colour looking gorgeous between hair colour appointments. 

So, if you want to keep your hair colour looking fresh & vibrant, want to reduce brassy tones or want to add a bold colour to a faded pastel tone check out the colour fresh mask range from Wella.

Book A Balayage Colour In Dublin At House of Colour

If you are looking for the best balayage hair salons in Dublin, book in with the experts at House of Colour by clicking the links below or book online.  You can also check out our Balayage FAQs here. We look forward to seeing you in our salons soon!  

What is The Difference Between Balayage & Ombré


Balayage is where subtle highlights & lowlights are handpainted onto the hair focusing mainly on the mid-lengths and ends. Ombre is a more obvious dark-to-light graduation of colour from the roots to the tips.

What is Balayage Hair Colour?


Balayage is a way of painting soft, natural looking highlights throughout your hair. The free-hand technique allows us to put your highlights exactly where they are needed. It will give you hair a beautiful natural look with no hard lines.

Do Your City Centre Hair Salons in Dublin Offer Money Piece Colour?


Yes, we do! Money piece colour is also known as face frame colour and is where lighter, brighter highlights or a bright fashion shade is added to give a highly contrasting look.

What Other Names is Balayage Known By?


There are many techniques and methods in which your colourist can create your balayage, all offering a slightly different result. You may have heard balayage referred to as root stretch, root melt, colour smudge, colour melt hair, root drag and ombre to name a few!

How Long Does a Balayage at House of Colour Hair Salons, Dublin Take?


The length of your balayage appointment in our Dublin hair salons will vary depending on the length and texture of your hair and the exact look you are hoping to achieve. If your hair is damaged, your appointment will take longer as we will work with you to improve the condition of your hair so it is ready for the colouring process.

Are There Any Downsides to Having Balayage Hair Colour?


Balayage hair colour is a relatively low-maintenance look.  Your skilled colour specialist will advise on how often you will need balayage maintenance appointments.

How Much Does Balayage Cost at House of Colour Salons in Dublin?


At House of Colour hair salons in Dublin, we pride ourselves on delivering a five star salon experience at competitive prices. Prices vary depending on the service and level of Stylist. View our balayage price list.

Do You Offer Balayage Consultations at House of Colour Salons in Dublin?


Yes, we do, we also offer virtual hair consultations via zoom. We believe that a great consultation is key to a hair colour you will love.

My Home Balayage Hair Colour Has Gone Wrong, Can You Help?


Yes, we can. At House of Colour our experienced team of colour specialsits have the skills and expertise to help you correct your hair colour problem.

Do You Offer Balayage for Red Heads?


We offer a range of bespoke balayage looks including balayage for red heads & brunettes, blonde balayage colours as well as classic caramel toned balayage & sun kissed balayage.

What’s The Difference Between Highlights and Balayage?


The difference between balayage and highlights is that when hair is highlighted hair is carefully weaved and then wrapped in a foil packet to develop allowing for  amore uniform look. Balayage highlights are usually hand-painted in vertical sections throughout your hair, creating a natural sun-kissed look.