One of the hottest hair color trends this spring is melted ombre. Even though the ombre look (the top of the hair dark, the bottom light) has been around for a few years now, there is a trend toward softening the harsh, distinct line between the dark and light or whatever the contrasting colors may be. (Not to be confused with the dip dye method, which is an altogether different technique!) The “melted” part of the melted ombre approach is basically a blending of the two colors using multiple shades to make the change from one color to another more gradual. Color melting in the hair world is really just a better version of the hair techniques – ombre, balayage, and hair contouring – which are already popular hair coloring techniques. It can be as dramatic or as subtle as you want.
Vanessa Hudgeons is totally on board with the melted ombre look.
A client came in to Salon JLS on this past warm Wednesday wanting Vanessa’s look and our Stylist, Krista, took the following steps to make her look flawless.
First, she darkened her roots with Wella’s Koleston dark brown. Then she sectioned the top circumference of the head selectively pulling out strands of hair to which she applied the root color while leaving some of the client’s natural color. The two colors together (a darker brown and her natural brown) helped create the blending effect from dark to light.
The next step was to apply bleach to ends about halfway up the head (mid-ear level) while taking zig zag sections that also helps to break up the distinct line between the dark and light.
After washing out the color, a gloss was applied to bring out the desired tones in the blonde sections of the hair. A gloss is also great for adding shine!
Finally, to style the client’s hair, Shuga’s Swurl and Dressy Mist were applied to hold the client’s natural curl. And voila!
There is nothing more satisfying than a happy client. Great job, Krista!