Sunday, 9 June 2013

Trend: Ombre Hair

Having had the same hairstyle for a long time now, with the same colour and length, I have been thinking of something that I can do to change this. I need a change, as I'm getting very bored with it! So, after seeing the ombre hair trend coming into fashion, I decided to get my hair dyed (for the first time ever!).

Image: Jessica Alba.

Image: Leighten Meester.

I love this trend, and it's perfect for the summer as it looks great with a tan and just brightens up your look by having a slightly lighter shade in the bottom of your hair. It also means that you don't have to worry about your roots, which is a definite bonus! The images above show two different colour versions of the ombre look, with Jessica Alba's being a lot more dramatic.

Although I love both of these looks, I felt that as I hadn't ever dyed my hair before and didn't really know whether a light tone would suit my skin tone, I decided to go with a very subtle look, in a similar way to Leighton Meesters. I really like the honey tone to this, and how it just gradually blends into a slightly darker tone.

Above: my final result

After doing my research, I decided to go to the hairdressers and get this done. The hairdresser recommended that I go for the lightest shade of honey blonde, however, I didn't want to go too light immediately so I edged closer towards a slightly darker tone. I am very happy with the result, although it is very subtle, and a bit more than I'd of liked (probably my fault for picking a darker colour!). As my hair is classed as a dark blonde (whilst I would say it's brown), I thought the lighter shade would be too dramatic. 

I do love the colour though, and plan to venture back to get it done lighter next time.