This season, Wella Professionals Global Creative Artists Hester Wernert-Rijn and Jake Unger reveal their interpretations of one of the hottest trends in color: Ecaille (tortoiseshell). A bespoke color service creating a new multi-tonal, natural look with beautifully placed light & shade accents, Ecaille features a color palette inspired by the luscious flow of precious molten metals and supple, molded shapes and textures. Wella invites you to be inspired by craftsmanship at the highest level that still shows the utmost respect for the most valuable raw material of all: hair.
The color look that is being heralded as the next ombre or balayage by forward-thinking beauty experts, Ecaille is a multi-tonal, natural look with skillfully placed light and shade accents. Taking inspiration from the subtle tones and textures of the tortoise shell from which it draws its name, each Ecaille look uses a rich assortment of hair color shades and techniques that are tailored to the wearer's skin and hair tone.
Unlike the traditional ecaille designs, Wella's Ecaille collection puts the artistry firmly in the hands of the hairdresser, allowing customized color placement for a more bespoke result. The possibilities are limitless, from the classic tortoiseshell "splash lights" effect, to diagonal or triangle designs and many more. The versatility of this trend means that it can be used both to lighten and darken hair to achieve your client's ideal look. To top off your color design, Wella Professionals recommends that you always finish your Ecaille masterpiece with a glossing treatment for a flawless finish.