Stylist: Tracie Esmond
Make Up: Lori Miles
From the runways to the red carpet to your local grocery store, the ombre look is everywhere. And it looks like it’s here to stay! Ombre is an incredibly versatile look because it can be gotten rid of fairly easily. As soon as you are tired with it, you can just chop it off. No need to re-color the hair. The ombre look is generally achieved by lightening the lower portion of one’s hair a few shades lighter than the natural shade. The look pictured above leans more towards a dip dye, and there is more than one way to achieve it. You can actually get your own hair dyed in this style, or you can install dyed extensions.
Method 1: Dyeing Your Own Hair
You Will Need:
A bleaching kit specifically designed to turn hair white, An old shirt, An applicator brush, A rattail comb, Hair clips, Wide tooth comb, Plastic gloves, Towels
1. Set up a chair and all of your supplies in an area with a mirror and a sink, covering the floor with some sort of plastic or towel to protect it.
2. Make sure the hair is clean and dry when you begin, so that the natural oils of the hair don’t interfere with the bleaching process.
3. Completely detangle hair with the wide tooth comb and section it into eight sections (more if you have longer and/or thicker hair).
4. Secure each section with a hair clip.
5. Mix the lightening ingredients according to the directions on the box.
6. Using the applicator brush, apply the mixture to the lower half of the hair, stroking from the top down.
7. After applying the mixture to each section, cover it in aluminum foil to halt it from contacting any other part of the hair.
8. Leave it on for the directed amount of time, then rinse it out thoroughly.
9. Be sure to take very good care of your hair after this, deep conditioning it on a weekly basis
Method 2: Dyeing Hair Extensions
If you are doing it this way, it is definitely best to work with a professional. Doing this on your own could result in damage to your extensions.