Secrets to Getting Perfect Ombré Hair
Ombré hair has been super popular the last couple of years. If you have somehow missed hearing about it, it is hair that starts off dark and fades into a lighter color. The effect should be smooth and look natural. Unfortunately, it can be a little more difficult to pull off than some people first think. Many have had terrible ombré disasters, leaving them with weird tints or extremely noticeable lines between light and dark shades. If you want ombré hair, there are right and wrong ways to get it. Here is how you can get it right and avoid making a coloring mistake that could be hard to fix:
Maybe you have colored your own hair before. It took a while for you to figure it out, but you managed it, and it wasn’t that hard. Some people dye their own hair for years and are happy with the results. If you are considering ombré hair, this is one of the times when you absolutely shouldn’t take the DIY route. You need a professional colorist to get it right, especially if you don’t want the colors to come out in blocks. They will know how to handle your hair and can advise you on what is possible and what will look best.
Choose the right stylist
Remember, though, that not all stylists and colorists are as good as the other. Some of them have higher levels of training and experience, and some simply care more about their customers’ satisfaction than others. Before you choose the first salon you find, you should take some time to find one you can trust. Start by asking family and friends if they can recommend anyone, or look online for places near you. One good way to judge a colorist is to look at their website or social media for before and after photos. If they can rescue someone’s badly-dyed hair, they are probably pretty good.
Fake it with extensions
Not everyone wants to dye their hair. You might be unsure if ombré hair is a look you want to keep, or perhaps you just don’t want to deal with the chemicals. Another option is to use tape-in hair extensions instead. Extensions can be worn for a long time, or you can take them out and put them back in. You can buy them made with real hair so that they look and feel natural. You can get ombré hair using extensions by choosing some that match your hair at the top, with an ombré effect towards the end. No dye required.
Don’t overdo it
One rule to keep in mind if you want ombré hair is not to try anything too drastic. The look is meant to be soft and subtle, giving your hair a slow fade. So it is essential to consider your natural hair color and think about what is really possible. Speaking to your colorist will help you work this out if you choose to dye your hair. Don’t go from dark brown to blonde, because it won’t look right.
Ombré hair can look beautiful if you get it right. See a professional to make sure you achieve the look you want.
Article by Megan Haddaway