The New Ombre

Just like with my makeup and wardrobe, when the seasons start to change I get the urge to change my hair colour. For the past couple of seasons I’ve had ombre style colour in my hair, and despite the seasons now changing to Autumn / Winter, I’ve been feeling the urge to dye my hair lighter. So, I was super excited when hair colour expert Jo Hansford MBE unveiled the latest in hair colour fashions, the ‘Ecaille.’


Ecaille, meaning tortoiseshell, is a softer version of Ombre, which has been the colour style du jour in recent seasons. The beauty of ecaille is that it works on all hair colours and can be adapted to give the best match for your skin tone. For brunettes, the process marries two different depths of lights with chocolate shadows and for the warmer skin tones; Ecaille matt with ash tones gives the look a slightly cooler edge.


I’ve already spotted a few celebs with the new colour technique:


Jessica Alba



Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley



Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson



Jaclyn Smith, Head Colourist at the Jo Hansford Salon says ‘Ecaille is a healthy and glossy update for Ombre fans or those who felt it was too stark for their style. Ecaille gives hair a soft, multi-tonal look without any harsh lines to compliment your natural tones.’


I can’t wait to get an appointment booked in to get this done! What about you? I’ll also be making sure I update my hair products to keep my hair nourished after the new colour and during the winter by investing in key colour products like the Jo Hansford Intensive Masque (RRP £27,00, 150ml) or Illuminoil (RRP £29,00, 50ml).


Jo Hansford colour care products are available to buy from Harvey Nichols, instore at Jo Hansford salon and at

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