Unmistakably stylish, the ombré look is all the rage among trendsetting celebs and cool girls everywhere. We love this chic, beachy look that goes from dark at the top to lighter at the bottom. The technique comes with an added bonus: freedom from root touch-ups! So chic and flattering on absolutely everyone, the look is surprisingly easy to get at home. We’re obsessed.
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One of the great things about the ombré look is that it can be adapted to almost any length or style. We’ve even spotted it on a certain it-girl who ombré’d her long bob. We love this look with bangs to really accentuate the color contrast. Dark bangs frame the face and eyes, and set off the bright ends of hair. Definitely an attention-getting style!
Féria Wild Ombré makes getting the look super-easy. Each of the three formulas is customized to work with your existing haircolor, from blonde to dark brown, ensuring your shade of ombré is perfect. The specially designed brush makes lightening the lengths and ends of your hair simple and foolproof. Just brush on formula to the bottom third of your hair, wait the recommended time, then rinse and style. If you love the look of ombré but prefer a more natural effect, choose instead a highlighted ombré look. Lighten alternating strands of your lengths and ends, so highlights blend in subtly with your hair color. (Ideal for long layers.)
Soft, tousled waves accentuate the beautiful color gradients of ombré and the style naturally works with the sunkissed look of the highlights. To give your new ‘do a beachy texture, use a styling paste like Studio Line Out of Bed Texturizer. Run it through the bottom half of your hair, scrunching gently to create waves and blowdry hair on a low setting or with a diffuser.
Ombré: Care and Keeping
Unlike an allover dye, the upkeep of ombré is simple. Roots don’t grow in so the look can last for months. You do need to maintain your color’s vibrancy, though. Use a shampoo and conditioner especially formulated for color-treated hair. Advanced Haircare™ Color Vibrancy Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner contain an antioxidant and UV filters to protect hair. Keep your light ends hyrated with daily use of Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy Dual Protect Spray. This leave-in treatment moisturizes and protects from heat styling.