My Work: Going From Ombre to Sombre


With summer coming to a close and the school year about to begin my client was ready to deepen her base and tone down her blonde!
1. I started by applying 5/0 and 10 volume to her roots. Each section ending at different places so that it wasn’t all dark just on her roots.
2. Next I went through and applied 5/0 and 10 volume low lights starting at her nape all the way to the top. In each foil I’d pull it through all the way, half way, OR a quarter of the way. That way the depth in her hair had variety.
3. I also put a few diagonal highlights around her face using Blondor and 20.
4. I then brought her to the shampoo bowl where I balyaged highlights between the foils.
5. Once all of the lightened pieces were to the desired toned I pulled out the foils and emulsified all of the colors.
6. I then toned her roots and mid-shaft with Redken Shades 7NB and toned her blonde ends with Wella Color Tourch 9/03 and 4.0.
And there you have it. <3


Hair: Grown Out Highlights to Intentional Ombre

Before & After
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Ashley came to me with 3 months worth of roots and light hair that was washing her beautiful face out.
She loved the sombre look and we went with it!

  1. I started by applying Wella Color Touch 6/0 and 1.9 developer to her roots and about an inch into her blonde. I would take some pieces a little farther and brush on some low lights as well.
  2. Then I had her lay down at the bowl where I applied 40 Vol developer and Blondor working my way up her ends. To get that to process a little faster I wrapped the hair in foil.
  3. I just began emulsifying the root color and slowly pulling it down.
  4. As well as emulsifying the bleach and working my way up.
  5. When the blonde was to the level I wanted it I just pulled the 6/0 all the way through her ends for a split second so it would tone.
  6. Cut a few inches off and wa-la there you have it!

I love my hair *WORK* slefies!