I don't normally like to be the feature of my blog but its going to work out that, and apparently my hubs will be featured as well. I wanted to talk a little about Ombre vs melting. A lot of people bring me photos and they think its ALL ombre, a lot of them ARE NOT. If you notice when you look at the photos too NONE of them look the same ? they all look different? I would say the MAIN difference between them is ombre has a blend from dark to light and the colors are more solid in the color change (a blended solid of course) a MELT is the same idea but often that lighter high light may be more face framing and your darker color may also run through your hair. mine is an ombre, my ends are solid, the black and white photo you can REALLY see it. The other thing I want to tell clients about either method is that some times it takes 1-2 times to perfect it. Its REALLY HARD taking certain colors to a perfect ombre or melt in one step. I know it seems like Oh you just smash on a darker color and work your way lighter , it is NOT that easy. also if you're USED to having your blonde's touch your root, you REALLY need to be open minded when you try this out b/c it is supposed to look kid of grown out the trick to keeping it looking fresh is to keep the roots touched up. The thing I love about my color line is the natural highlight the color pulls on it own. ALSO you can do a cooler melt or ombre but MOST of these photos that pop up are WARM they are peanut butter caramels reds, etc. i find personally they melt and blend and look more natural warm they still work cool but it does tend to look more natural warm, since that's what the sun does to most of us. So in keeping with this whole WARM talk I want to mention to the brunettes who always say " I don't like yellow highlights but i want caramel" Caramel is NOT yellow nor is honey but its pretty damn warm. its an adjustment if you're used to white blond. So just keep an open mind when asking for the warmer tones, they will grow on you, you are just not used to it! I spent most of my teen years saying I wanted caramel but not red.....now I laugh b/c the color I use is a blond copper! go figure!
While we're at it, lets talk men's hair!!! hair is back ! no more shaved heads or ski jumps its all about men with hair. I'm actually surprised it took this long for the trend to come back since Patrick Dempsey has been rocking the BEST MALE hair for YEARS, and I kind of like it! I'm not saying grow it out long or every one needs to rock the Timberlake/Pompadour etc etc. I'm saying change it up a bit to become modern and with the times.
I would also like to say, I have fake hair in, in all these photos. I STRONGLY suggest it for brides. It is well worth the money! and you will more or less have them forever! mine are 24 inch which is way longer than what I would suggest to buy 15 -18 inch is more than enough length! any bride who wants a HALF up do should have them, they will give you so much more volume and fullness and that's what you want and I can promise you that's what these celebs etc all have Very FEW people have enough hair to pull off some of the looks out there!!!
|Notice the bright blond only at the face ad the ends|
|Here you can really see the contrast I like the contrast its not for every one but it can be done with less contrast!|