Stylists distinguish four ways of hair shading.
Balayage is a free-hand hair highlighting, intended for ladies who want as much as possible natural hair nuance, with insignificant contrast. It is applied to hair strands; not the entire hair is dyed, only selected hair strands. This is done just to give another dimension and shade the hair. The balayage is a bit milder than the ombre, but the highlight is still noticeable.