Ecaille: The Hottest Hair Color to Try Now
Just when you thought you'd seen every hair trend around, yet another one makes its way to the beauty pages — and it's called the ecaille.
Also known as the “tortoiseshell technique,” the ecaille features golden highlights that will make your mane appear shiny and sun-kissed, paired with darker, rich caramel tones.
“This color trend is a wonderful way to quickly warm up and add dimension to your hair while adding an overall shine, which is great for fall when one’s natural hair and color can begin to appear dry and flat due to climate change,” explains stylist Allen Ruiz, whose work has appeared for fashion houses Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, among others. “It’s always nice to richen up your hair color in the fall when you start to wear darker clothes.”
Kitty Greller, senior colorist for Ted Gibson in New York City, also reveals the ecaille is already notable in Paris and coveted by several Hollywood actresses and models.
“A majority of my clients love their sun-bleached ombre pieces, but as fall and winter arrive, deeper colors start to emerge in fashion and many want to be darker and deeper as well,” says Greller. “This is a great way to keep their lighter pieces without being so dramatic.”
Despite being a head-turning look from the runways, the ecaille isn’t the easiest color to transition into. To find out whether you should rock tortoiseshell tresses this season, check out these tips and tricks for making this stylish hue work for you: