Hairtalk: The Color Melt

Hi there. Let’s talk hair color (gasp!) on my website for a change (sarcasm font why don’t you exist?). So what is currently trending in hair color these days? Well gals and guys, I think it is safe to say this: Ombre, the harsh, drastic kind, is done. Sombre, however, the sort of ombre sort of not, is here to stay for quite awhile. Like literally it is here to stay for quite awhile because a ‘sombre done right’ hair color should last you 3-4 months easily. The sombre blend allows over time for your new growth to meld in with the hair color you have done by a professional. Your hair color appointment may be slightly more expensive since your stylist likely will need to use more than one hair color than just highlights (usually a $5-$10 charge per extra bowl, which is no big deal) but the benefit is you can go longer in between appointments and therefore you’re actually saving a ton of money long term. Yay for trends that actually SAVE you money!

Below are before and after photos of a combined color melt and balayage technique I did on a client who wanted to change up her blonde but didn’t want to come back in 8 weeks needing another highlight to blend in with her new growth. The result is a brighter blonde, especially on the ends, but a rooty darker base that gives her dimension and the naturalness she desired. Oh and yes this is the same person, she also got a haircut by me (#obvi), with over 10 inches being donated to Locks of Love. 🙂
BEFORE long-hair-makeover-before-and-after

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