My sister has always been a little bit more adventurous with her hair color than me. Maybe it’s because I can
talk her into things. . .who am I kidding, the girl knows what she likes. In a sense, she’s my easiest client because she knows more than the average client about color. But, in another sense, she’s my most difficult becuase I find that I feel a different kind of pressure doing her color.
I mean, she’s my sister. I sure hope she likes what I do.
Two weeks ago we talked about doing ombré. We’ve been working lowlights into her color for the past few months, but she wanted to dive a little deeper into darker hair color. I was all for it. She looks great with dark hair.
We went through pinterest and talk about what we were going to go for.
See, there is a lot of variety in ombre, from subtle to extreme. Here are a few examples:
This is a perfect example of subtle ombré:
Her lighter ends are only about two shades lighter than her roots.
This is sort of in the middle between subtle and bold:
Her end color is closer to 4-5 levels of difference from her roots.
This is a perfect example of subtle ombré on her ends:
This is extreme:
Oh Drew. Brush it!
So we decided to start out soft with Lauren’s ombré:
Her original formula was highlights with Redken’s Up to 7 / 20 vol. & lowlights of Redken Shades EQ 7gb + 6g / Processing Solution. I placed 1 highlight to every 2 lowlights.
Her ombré formula was Redken Shades EQ 6gb + cap full of 5n. Since she was already light, I colored her hair from roots to tip, except I left out about 3-4 inches of her ends. She processed for 30 minutes at room temperature and was left with a beautiful toffee colored “base” with lighter ends!
She’s a tiny beauty! I think she looks great with this richer, warmer tone.
Have you jumped on this hair color trend yet? It definitely isn’t for everyone, but if you think you can pull it off, give it a shot!