Stylish ombre hair coloring is a very popular technique for transforming strands among beauties. It allows you to make the curls very attractive. The approach has several other names as well. Among experts, it is often called degradation, the effect of barely regrown roots or burnt-out strands.
Hair coloring with ombre in the photo
How does such an amazing solution come about?
A fashionable approach to hair coloring comes through the use of two tones. Sometimes more shades are chosen. This results in a very delicate flow of color from one to another, from saturated to a little lighter. This makes the horizontal line blurry. This stretch or gradation looks very stylish and attractive.
Among the star fans of this technique are:
Ani Lorak, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Nyusha, Miley Cyrus, Ciara, Jessica Alba, Anna Sedakova, Nyusha and many other celebrities.
Unsurprisingly, many stars have literally fallen in love with ombre. For example, Alexa Chung and Drew Barrymore prefer this tie and dye technique. What is it? At the roots, the strand remains as dark, saturated, deep as possible. Closer to the tips, the curls become lighter and lighter. The very bottom edge turns out to be almost white. It looks very natural and natural.
However, other stars prefer ombre using bright, non-trivial shades. Technique also allows this. For example, Kattie Osborne uses a stretch from pearl platinum gray to a rich violet tone. Katty Perry prefers a colorful blue color, which makes her look like the hero of the legendary cartoon about The Smurfs.
Any of the approaches allows you to make your hairstyle stylish and original. Ombre leaves a natural shade 2/3 of the roots, and the tips turn out to be as light or bright as possible.
Types of staining in ombre
There are several options for creating a burnt-out effect.
- Some stylists use a regular brush. To her, they process the surface of the curls, clearly following all the lines of the haircut. At the same time, the staining time at each site varies. This allows you to achieve the most delicate and subtle transition of shades. Borders remain blurred.
- Some hairdressers do the fleece along the entire length of the strands. Then powder paint is applied and the curls are combed. This approach allows you to distribute the composition evenly. As a result, the color stretching is very smooth and sophisticated. To make the hairstyle more stylish, the hairdresser puts a non-trivial emphasis on the ends.
The technology itself can be represented in several ways.
- So, first of all, the classic ombre stands out. This is a two-tone approach with smooth gradients. For this, the most natural shades are selected: coffee, light brown, chocolate, honey.
- There is also a reverse ombre. The peculiarity of which is expressed in the sequence of tones. At the roots, the color turns out to be the lightest, while the tips, on the contrary, become the darkest.
- There is a vintage ombre. This technology is very similar to the classic version, but in this case, the emphasis on regrown roots is more pronounced. The border between shades is very smooth.
- The transverse ombre is the most difficult option, which is almost impossible to do on your own at home. The peculiarity of this technique lies in the unusual shading of color. To make it as organic as possible, highlighting is done on the selected area, which is then “stretched”.
- Pony tail technology is a special option that can be literally translated using the words ponytail. As a rule, this option is used on long hair, moreover, the bangs are painted over entirely. The curls look burnt out in the sun, up to a certain level, as if they were collected in a tail in the summer, and only the part that goes to the elastic has lightened.
- Colored ombre is extravaganza and shocking. A variety of tones can be used in this situation. The combination of chestnut curls with blue tips will be especially attractive. However, this is not the only option. You can combine a variety of shades. Lilac, lilac, pink, blue accents are at their peak of popularity today.
- There is also a sharp ombre. Its essence is to make the transition of tones pronounced, clear, saturated. As for the color scheme, it can be very different, including the use of colorful paints.
Ombre staining technique at home
To dye your hair using the ombre technique, you can buy a special ready-made kit. These are the compositions L’Oreal Paris, Wild Ombres and Preference… However, no one guarantees the success of this procedure. The best option is to prepare everything that the professionals use in the salon.
So what is required to color hair using this popular technique?
- Hair dye with a lightening effect;
- brush for applying the composition;
- capacity for diluting the product (non-metallic);
- comb for distributing the composition;
- foil or cling film (if it is a sharp stretch);
- clips for strands of plastic.
Preparation for staining.
It is very important to prepare for staining. For a start, it is recommended to make a haircut with a thinning. However, the tips should remain fairly thick. The day before, before coloring, it is worth making a mask using vegetable oil. This will minimize the aggressive effect of the dye composition on the curls. Before going to bed, it is recommended to distribute about 2 tablespoons of oil over the entire length of the hair and wrap your head with a towel or cotton scarf.
Ombre coloring is carried out in several stages.
- The first step involves mixing the paint, which should take place taking into account all the manufacturer’s recommendations. For the procedure to be successful, and the color to be exquisite, proportions must be strictly observed. Then the required length of curls is measured, which will be lightened or painted in a brighter color.
- The next step is to separate the strands. It is recommended to make 3 parts: one is left at the back, the other two are fixed at the sides. Only now can paint be applied. To do this, you must use the back of the brush. Some professional hairdressers use a special comb for this purpose.
- It is recommended to start coloring from the front. The coloring composition should be applied and distributed as evenly as possible on the curls. All hair should be thoroughly saturated with the product. Then all the same is done with the part of the hair that is left behind. In this case, special attention must be paid to places where the shades border on each other.
- The applied composition should be kept on the hair exactly as long as indicated on the package. As a rule, the recommended time does not exceed 30 minutes.
- Now you need to wash off the clarifier, after which the curls are dried. At the next stage, you need to “stretch” the shade, make the transition soft, smooth, delicate. For this, the border, which is located approximately within 5 cm from the clarified ends, is painted with a clarifier. However, the holding time of the paint is reduced by several times. As a rule, 10 minutes is sufficient for stretching.
- When the coloring is complete, you need to treat your hair a little. It is recommended to wash them with a revitalizing shampoo, and then apply a healing balm or mask. The ideal option is a thermoactive composition that will protect the strands when drying and using irons and pans.
There are a few tricks to get the perfect fit. If the ombre is performed on long hair, then it is necessary to lighten the entire part up to the chin. When the length of the curls is medium, it is worth dyeing the tips for the middle of the ears.
If you don’t like the result, plain water with lemon will help get rid of it. You can also use a highly foaming shampoo or shower gel. If the ombre was to your liking, then it is necessary to maintain the healthy condition of the hair through a variety of intense balms and masks.