Ecaille, French for tortoise shell, is the latest trending color technique comprised of rich, warm golden tones, caramels, chocolates, mahogany and Tobacco.
Worn by celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba, Ecaille is a sophisticated ombre. Ecaille tends to also be darker at the roots and lighter at the ends and can be painted (balayage) or placed in isolated panels into the hair for a multidimensional effect.
ProRituals Creative Director and Emmy-winning stylist, Terrence Michael Renk, shares his tips to achieve this beautiful, on trend color. He says, “I like to apply color using wax paper to separate colors and apply them in orbital, hexagon looking pattern to achieve a more fluid transitional blend of tones (like a tortoises shell).”