WHAT IS IT?
Ecaille is a French word meaning tortoiseshell.
It’s not as as dramatic as ombré but it’s more obvious than bronde. Golden lights are mixed with darker, richer caramel tones while incorporating shades of honey, amber, golden blonde and dark brown paired with gloss.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
To achieve this look stylist works with a variety of techniques. These include babylights throughout for a gradual blended minimal look and a face frame of balayage around the front. Ecaille features many different shades. Some may choose to add more amber or honey tones but others could opt for darker bases and golden strands.
That’s the beauty of this trend; it’s a matter of preference. The best results come from working with shades that complement the skin tone – just a few shades lighter and darker than the base to avoid a color that’s too dramatic.”