Monday, November 28, 2011

my turn at ombre hair

I know, I know.... its so two/three seasons ago, but your girl isn't one to jump on trends as soon as they come out. I say I'm a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to these things. I am always aware of new trends, and when its a major one, like ombre hair, I like to wait it out to see if it has lasting powers beyond trend status before I adopt it as my own. Maybe it's because I've been watching too much Hart of Dixie lately (the one with Rachel Bilson) or I am in desperate need of a change as my hair is currently in that strange transitioning phase between short and long hair (It's not quite short, but not quite long yet.) but I definitely think ombre hair is here to stay. It's a great highlighting technique that really brightens up your face.

I'm a control freak, so I hate leaving the fate of my hair in a stranger's hand. Did this at home with Loreal's Frost & Design (make sure you pick the one compatible with your current hair color, ie for dark to light brown, etc). I split the mix in half and used the first half to highlight half of my ends, waited about half an hour, mixed the second half and applied to the lower half of my the already highlighted ends (if that makes any sense) to obtain a brighter blonde towards the bottom. The top image looks brassy due to the yellow lighting of my bedroom, but the package came with a purple toner, which is supposed to counter-act brassiness, and it did the trick. I'm so happy with the results, considering that I was pretty haphazard in my application. The whole process took me less than an hour.

It's a quick, effective and almost non-committal change because you can always dye your hair again. So far, I've been loving it! You can always send me an email or hit me up on formspring if you have any further questions.

xo




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