Hair has been on my mind lately, since I'm considering a bit of a switch up (can't reveal, just yet)! I noticed over the summer that more celebrities were leaning towards the infamous "ombre hair color" trend. The name "ombre" is a french term which leaves the darker, more natural hues at the roots of your hair while gradually lightening at the ends. I'm loving this hair trend, simply because you don't have to worry about running back to the beauty salon every 3-4 weeks for a touch-up, which could be a total hassle for a busy bee like myself! As women we pride ourselves on looking and feeling good about our hair, we constantly obsess on making sure every strand of hair is in the right place, it's laying down accordingly, the curls are really curly or whether our hair frizzy and needs taming so hair coloring is also a constant worry of ours but have no fear ombre is here!
This hair trend looks very chic and tends to manageable for anyone that's interested in conserving their coins for more important things. Of course we loveeeeeee the beauty salon gossip, feeling of pampering and the "nobody can wash my hair like my stylist" feeling but going every 2 weeks dropping $100+ on touch-ups on hair color can be pricey! Ombre hair allows you to up to 4-8 weeks without needing a touch-up....who doesn't like to save their coins?! Umm WIN!
Celebrity Hairstylist, R. Obrien Lynch, gives his top 3 things to consider before taking the Ombre plunge yourself on Hello Beautiful (see below):
1. Consider your profession and future aspirations before you go with the bolder shades. The A-listers have started a trend that essentially looks like “grown out” color, which, thankfully, makes it easier on those of us who just don’t have the time to traipse to the salon every few weeks for a retouch. However, remember, the more creative a person chooses to be with their color shading, the more attention they may acquire.
2. Choose shades that will compliment your skin tone as well as wardrobe choices. A person can choose one (1) to three (3) colors to shade for the “Ombre” effect. In the warmer months, shoot for lighter, more vibrant shades and in the winter months, choose cooler, more ash tones.
For a dark chocolate beauty: deep reds, coppers, and cool ash make for beautiful choices.
For the caramel-coated lovely: rich browns, coppers, possibly even violets (depending on career character).
For the fair maiden: ash tones, subdued blondes, golden caramel tones will add warmth to her olive skin.
3. If there has been a previous color, you WILL NOT be able to achieve the “Ombre” effect successfully without some color correction (or maybe even more drastic measures). Though it may look as if this now infamous look can be achieved at home, it is necessary to visit a professional establishment for the best results.
Could you see yourself trying this hair trend?