Ombre Nation

January 30, 2015

As many of you know, I ombred my own hair last summer (did I just make a up a verb? I think I did) when my stylist didn’t do it as heavily as I wanted. I did it in two sessions – a week apart to make sure I got the right amount of blonde until I was happy with it. It was wonderful for the summer – it definitely provided that “I live at the beach” sun-kissed look and people were shocked when I said I did it myself. But at my last haircut several inches were cut off, cutting off some of the lightest blonde shade and now I’m just kind of “eh” about my hair and color. It could be that its winter and everything is boring. It could be that I’m growing out my bangs for my wedding and need something to me excited about my hair while it does (as I can’t cut it off). At any rate, after some time well spent scouring the many pages of Pinterest, I’m kind of falling in love with a sombre (subtle ombre) brown-reddish look going on. See below.

Long red waves

Yes, I know my hair isn’t this long. How beautiful is this color though?

Long brown waves

This has some blonde in here (which I’m not opposed to).

red and gold

So pretty.

For this color change, I’m going to seek the experience of a hair professional although I am really proud of myself for doing my own for less than $15 the first time around. For those of you are interested in trying your hand at blonde at-home ombre, below is the product I used (it comes in three different color options) and a picture of the technique I used.

Loreal

Blonde DIY

Here’s how it turned out (note, it does not come with a handsome bald man 😉

MJEng_43_FatOrangeCat-WEB

Are you going to ombre?

XOXO

Maureen

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