“Ombré has really become a global trend and the idea of using color for a multi-dimensional hair color is here to stay,” said Christophe. “You can’t go wrong with ombré. It is meant to be playful and artistic.” -Christophe Robin, Haircolor ExpertOne of the easiest ways to update your look for spring is by adding some sunkissed strands to your hair. This look is best achieved by ditching the highlighting foils for the balayage technique that’s swept the starlet universe. Balayage is a French lightening effect that actually means “to sweep” and it seems that more and more Hollywood beauty icons are taking to the trend each day (including Drew Barrymore, Jamie Chung, and Lauren Conrad to name a few). These highlights are painted by hand with just a bit of color at the roots and more at the ends. The best part? It’s just as low maintenance as it appears since you can go several months without touch-ups since there aren’t hard lines of demarcation. Luckily for you, unlike the painstakingly precise process of applying foils, this color technique is DIY friendly! Stylist Kim Young Eun tells us how to get a Rachel Bilson-inspired look at home:
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