Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 September 2012 07:52)
Written by Christina Mirabella, Contributing Editor
Ombré Hair Color
Pick up any magazine lately and whether it is in Hollywood or abroad, you will surely find a picture of a celebrity rocking “Ombré” hair. Coming from the French word meaning “shading or graduating”, Ombré hair is the latest and one of the biggest hair trends we are seeing right now. The idea behind ombré color is displaying the darkest of the hair shades at the root area of the head, with color progressively getting lighter from the mid-shaft of the hair, down to the tips.Most colorists recommend going 3-4 shades lighter on the ends of the hair. Although this technique can be done on pretty much any length of hair, most people think its best displayed on hair longer than shoulder length.
Ombré hair is perfect for the clients who do not adhere to an every 4-6 week color schedule. Maintenance is minimal, but does exist. It is also perfect for clients who don’t look great with highlights beginning right at their roots.
When lighter pieces start more toward the mid-shaft of the hair, it gives the appearance of the person constantly standing under a spotlight. It is important to keep in mind that if your hair has previous color in it, ombré color may take more than one salon visit to be achieved.
It’s equally as important to do your research and bring at least one picture of the desired hair shades with you to the salon. This particular color technique has many different variations, so bringing a picture and having a detailed consultation with your stylist will minimize the margin of error, and insure a predictable outcome.
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