Ombré is a French word that literally means "shaded like a gradient." Roots remain dark while the rest of the hair becomes lighter mid-shaft using a balayage technique. Check out this photo of model Lily Aldridge. Her dark to light color is a great example of ombré. This trend is also referred to as "surfer strands."
ombre painted risers
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