Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Loving Lately Ombre!

I've been dyinggggg to do ombre on a client and I finally got the chance on Saturday! My fabulous client Allie wanted a change and was loving the look of ombre! I had so much fun doing it! Now I want to do it everyday!!!!!

Since I do a level 6 on Allie's base I had to use bleach when doing the ombre. The bleach will cut through the color.

Ombre Approach
  1. First I sectioned her hair into 5 sections.
  2. Teased up each section!!!! The bigger the better!!!! The teasing allows the bleached pieces to fall naturally as if allie's color grew out!
  3. Next I brushed on the bleach starting from the back sections. The tricks here were to place the bleach right under where the teasing stopped, to use the side of the brush for a natural look, and then using a dry brush to take of any extra globs of bleach.
  4. Now I added foils to the bleach for it to process.
  5. Then I kept a close eye on the bleach, checking it every few minutes until it was at the perfect golden color! And boy did I loveeeee the color!!!

I love the look of soft waves with ombre! I blowdryed the hair with volume by using Paul Mitchell's Awaphui Ginger Whip, which gives the hair a soft hold. I also used the Paul Mitchell Volumizing Spray on her roots for an extra little lift! I used a medium round brush to create body while blowdrying. Once her hair was dry I went in with a LARGE 1 1/2 inch curling iron. I took big sections and I sprayed each curl with Moroccan Oil Luminous Spray for a medium workable hold. After curling I used my fingers to brush the curls out a bit for a softer look then finished of with a little for Moroccan Oil Spray. Allie LOVVVED the end results....and so did I!


  1. Hey! I saw your blog on Loving Lately and I am your newest follower! When you get a chance please visit my blog. Thanks in advance.

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  2. You did a great job! It looks good!

  3. It looks great! I'm seriously considering trying ombre on my hair!

  4. Wow it looks amazing!!!! I live how you styled it too! I want to move home!

  5. it looks fabulous!!

    Have a great night! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! xo

  6. So cute! I did a subtle ombre to my hair about a year ago and I love it! It's such a great way to have some color without the high maintenance of highlights.


  7. Just gorgeous - am trying to go this color with my hair at the moment. Went darker at my last appointment from very blonde so maybe will be brave enough next time! Am following now from the blog hop. Xx

  8. Looks awesome, Liz! I'm coming to you for my next haircut :)