Today we're going to be the shot-callers, ballers, the ultimate critics. I'll be showing you the best and the worst of the popular trend this season- ombre, and will give some pointers on how to stay off any "bad hair" lists this spring.
Its everywhere! Dip-dyed ends! Gradual washes of color and lightness! This can be the softest, most beautiful (while still being funky) coloring techniques. Alternatively, it can also be harsh and awkward when done incorrectly. After seeing an outpouring of ombre heads around, I've found more than online footage to give some examples of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
My gorgeous client, Devin.
Omg THANK YOU MILEY. Finally something I don't hate on her!
Super-chic street style!
As you can see from our "good" list, there are some unifying factors that make these successful ombre. Each chicky's color GRADUALLY fades from dark to light, giving the look of a natural color progression rather than a heavy line of change. You may also notice that while the changes in color is dramatic, they've stayed within 4 levels of lightness of their base color, with the exception of some bright-brights at the very tips. This is key for creating a cohesive ombre look!
Check out THIS VS THIS:
Drew had one of my favorite ombre's at the beginning of this massive trend. While her original ombre was fairly strong in color differences, she had so much blond vs dark root, along with length, that it worked. The cut in her second photo is amazing, but with shorter length comes a harsher look. Her light ends compete too much with the deep root, and the progression of color feels rushed.
Ciara!? WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!
Audrina Patridge, a crying shame.
So you get the idea?
Keep your ombre organic, not overpowering, and you'll hit this multicolored nail on the head.
ON A FINAL NOTE:
Hi, James King, this is to dye for.
Now wasn't that fun and informative?
And as always, darlings,
we hope to see you soon!
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