So what is my take on the reinvented ombre trend?
I love it because now dark haired girls can go dip dyed and two shaded with graded colour.
I wasn’t much of a fan of ombre hair as long as it was blonde to multi coloured ends because I couldn’t have it.
I liked some of the blonde to rose gold or ice blue shading that I saw in the early days but it was very much a catwalk trend. Now i expect it to be a big trend for summer here.
Rules of ombre for dark hair
1. The end result should be contemporary and modern . Don’t end up with that horrible nineties bleached look that was once a trend or defined highlights that were so popular a few years ago.
2. It is ‘dip dyed’ so the demarcation should be skillfully done – go to your colorist with tearsheets of looks. Go to http://www.glamouruk.com for some inspiring celebrity looks. Try going from auburn to caramel to dark blonde but don’t go too light at the ends.
3. Stay dark upto the ear lobes and then start – I would start at shoulder length for mid length hair.
4. Experts say it works better with layered hair but i think you can get more drama with straight hair
4. In an ideal world you must have a great cut and healthy hair to show off ombre locks but it is a great way to refresh your look even if you have to chop off the locks later 🙂 Be warned your hair will be stripped as this is a bleaching technique .
I am trying it next week though I have chopped off some of my layers and I may have bright orange ends if it goes wrong !