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Écaille: The Upcoming Trend for Spring 2015

Transform your post - Beer Bike hair into this season's newest trend. Écaille Balayage, or Tortoiseshell, hair is emerging as Ombrè's long-awaited hair heir. I am not apologizing for that wordplay, either.

 Ecaille (pronounced ekaj) is a relatively new look, so your hairdresser might look a bit confused if you ask for it without bringing along some pictures. Luckily for you, I have plenty.

     While ombrè is a technique that can work on an infinite number of color combinations, ecaille is more of a mix between technique and the actual colors being used. It's been referred to as a more sophisticated and mature ombre. The highlights are more evenly distributed throughout the hair and this smooth, dispersed, pattern is why it's nicknamed tortoiseshell.

       Tortoiseshell hair can work for both blondes and brunettes, and for both warm skin tones (olive, gold, and yellow undertones) and cooler tones (pink undertones). The colors range from lowlights of mahogany and chocol…