What is ombré hair? Our guide tells you everything you need to know
Ombré hair colour is one of the most popular looks right now. While it’s been around for a while, ombré is still one of the most popular requests in hair salons. It might have something to do with certain celebrities rocking the dramatic style, including Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, and Jared Leto.
But is ombré right for you? Let’s dive in, answer a few common questions, and find out more about the ombré colour technique.
What is ombré hair?
From the French word ‘shaded,’ ombré is a colour blending technique where the ends looks lighter than the roots. It’s a dramatic dip-dye colour technique where your hair is split into two contrasting colour sections and blended from one hue to the other. The lighter shade or colour is usually at the bottom of your hair, while the darker shade is at the top. But reverse ombré is also an option!
How is ombré done?
Typically, ombré hair colour is placed horizontally and applied using the balayage technique. The stylist normally bleaches and colours the bottom part of your hair while leaving the top section your normal colour. Ombré creates a colour contrast that is darkest at the roots, blended into a ‘sun-kissed’ shade towards the middle, and finishing with the lightest parts at the ends of your hair.
How long does ombré take?
Ombré colouring can take different amounts of time for different people, depending on a few variables. The time it will take to get ombré colour at the stylist’s depends on your hair length, texture, and current colour. It usually takes at least more than an hour, but it also depends on the colour you want to achieve. Adding demi or semi-permanent hair colour will add more time to the ombré process.
How long does ombré last?
One of the best things about ombré is that it lasts longer than traditional foil highlights. It’s hard to say exactly how long it will last because everyone’s hair is different, but you can usually expect ombré to last a few months. The blended finish also means you can leave longer between appointments. If you want to find out if ombré colour is right for you, it’s best to book an appointment with a professional hair stylist like with the team here at Boombae in Manchester.
Is ombré easy to maintain?
One reason ombré is so popular is because of its easy maintainance. Because of the colour gradation, the lighter section moves further down the tips as your hair grows. You can easily and instantly refresh your ombre hair without needing a full-head colour service.
With such easy maintenance, a dramatic result, and the length of time between touch-up appointments, it’s easy to see why ombré is as popular as ever.