Lounge Hair Studio

Lounge Hair Salon Downtown Vancouver

Colour – Balayage, Ombre, Sombre, Babylights

What is the difference between, Balayage, Babylights, Ombre, and Sombre? 

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Balayage Hair Colour

from our team

First session of hand painted balayage⁠

Our client's goal is to leave the red tones behind and transition towards a strawberry blonde🍓 Slowly lifting her colour in sessions will allow her to keep her hair healthy and avoid harsh demarcation lines.⁠

Hair by @carolynm_hairstylist

Subtle blonde balayage🌞⁠

Colour and styling by @vancouverhair.bycourtney⁠

Subtle rays of shine to make it through the winter days♥️☀️⁠

We're nearly around the corner of our holiday season and what a better time to treat yourself to some beautiful hair!? ⁠

With only a few weeks to go, spots are starting to book up so make sure to snap a spot through our online booking or give us a call for any inquiries♥️⁠

⁠Hair by @vancouverhair.bycourtney

We're ready to tackle all of the grow-outs and have you looking freshened up for the summer. 🙌⁠

Book your appointment online via the link in our bio. ⁠

We are so grateful to be back in the studio seeing all of you again (with safety precautions of course) 💇‍♀️ ⁠

Check out the steps that we're taking to keep you safe via the link in our bio. ⁠

⁠📷: @carolynm_hairstylist

Think pink 🌸🌸🌸⁠⠀
pc and hair by: ⁠⠀
Click the link in our bio to book your appointment today.

Golden balayage ✨🍯⁠⠀
Hair by:

Let’s start with Balayage. Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint.  In a hair salon it means the way a colour is applied. When done properly a balayage technique leaves softer, less noticeable regrowth lines.

In short, Balayage is a technique. Babylights, Sombre and Ombre are all styles and all go them grow out softly and naturally.

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Babylights Hair Colour

from our team

Babylights is a technique where our stylist’s create very fine, delicate highlights to create subtle dimension.

Not all the ends will be affected and the transition between dark and light will be much longer and more natural looking. Think sun-kissed, natural looking hair, similar to what nature gave us as children.

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Ombre Hair Colour

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Ombre is the gradual blending of one colour into another.  Using our Balayage techniques, a traditional Ombre seamlessly transitions from a darker regrowth (roots or natural) into light or lighter ends.

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Sombre Hair Colour

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Sombre is a more subtle version of Ombre which uses less contrasting shades from the root to tip transition.

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Fashion Colour Trends

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For the more adventurous, we can pre-lighten hair and using Balayage techniques create Ombre or Sombre styles with vibrant colours.

When completing the style in this way, the maintenance will be much greater than traditional Ombre or Sombre services.


Our services include a complimentary consultation and our work is guaranteed for 7 days.. Service prices vary for if you have exceptionally thick or long hair. Although we can estimate a price over the phone, we only guarantee the price when you visit for your service or during a complimentary consultation.

Contact us BEFORE BOOKING or book a consultation if you have any questions.

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Walk-in and same day bookings are welcome.

For online bookings:

  • Same day ONLINE appointments must be booked 4 hours in advance.
  • You cannot change or cancel appointments online –  Please call 604-602-7688
  • Can’t find an online appointment or the service you would like is not showing? Please call as not all services can be booked on-line.

Japanese Straightening, Perms and Extensions require an in-person consultation and 50% deposit

48 hour cancellation policy in effect


  • $100 deposit required for services longer than 3 hour. 
  • $50 deposit may be requested for services under 3 hours for new client appointments booked online
  • 50% deposit required for extensions, Japanese Straightening or high ticket services
  • Deposits can be made here or emailed to You will receive a call to obtain deposit if not provided.

In paying your deposit, include service and stylist in the DEPOSIT FORarea.