Lounge Hair Studio

Lounge Hair Salon Downtown Vancouver

Colour – Balayage, Ombre, Sombre, Babylights


licensed EXPERTs in a Downtown Vancouver Hair Salon

Award winning hairstylists to meet every expectation; from alternative personalities to professional looks and everything in between. Our licensed stylists have varied passions and range in experience from 2 to 40 years to match any style and budget. Services prices are dependent on the experience and tenure of our stylists.

Lounge Hair Studio – Exceptional Hair Salon since 1997

Conveniently located in Yaletown, Downtown, Vancouver.

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

We are always asked to explain the differences and our team of licensed stylists are well versed in all applications. We have put together a collection of examples.  Some of it is our work, while others are celebrities and images that we just loved.


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.


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.


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.


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


Fashion Colour Trends

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.

$100 deposit required for services requiring longer than 3 hours

For appointments booked online you will receive a call to obtain the deposit where required.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy in effect.

To Book On-Line

  • Click on the links below to be directed to our OnLine Booking (OLB) Engine or Tips on how to use OLB
  • Can’t find an appointment? Please call… we can probably SQUEEZE you in
  • Not all services are available on-line – call 604-602-7688
  • Same day appointments must be booked 4 hours in advance.

You cannot change or cancel appointments online – please call