Often, the ombre and the balayage get mixed up. The Balayage is a hairstyle which has painted on highlights that gradually fall, whereas the ombre is a graduated gradient of color, usually from dark to light or vice versa. It is a more dramatic look than a balayage
Often you see this as dark roots that fade to a lighter color gradually. There are many colors that will work with an ombre. Go dark wine to a light red-pink, or fade from a dark sea blue to a seafoam green. If you dig natural colors, a dark brown fades beautifully into a caramel. Try an ombre today!