Ombre! Before and After

Ombre Hair is the biggest trend this season! A few weeks ago I posted about trying this style out on my hair, so here you go…. Hair by the fabulous and talented Louise at Zephyr Hair in Gillits – KZN.

My hair colour before was a pretty light shade after multiple applications of highlights! As much as I loved the golden glow, with winter approaching I wanted to go darker but not too dark, so Ombre hair was the perfect fit for me.

Louise working her magic!

I do love the Ombre hair trend, but for my hair I didn’t want an in-your-face contrast between dark and light, so asked Louise to give it a more blended effect. She applied a darker shade over my roots into the middle of my lengths using Loreal 4.3 and leaving out the already lighter ends of my hair. After letting the colour set for 35 minutes, she ran a comb through my ends to blend the darker colour into the highlights, and then it was onto the basin for washing and rinsing.

The finished look, Olé Ombre hair!

I’m really loving this look and might get a bit braver next time and make it more in-your-face Ombre!

If you’re a Durban girl give Louise a shout, she can be reached at Zephyr Hair Design, 7 Old Main Road, 3610 Gillitts, – 031 7670848/9

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  1. Mary
    May 22, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Your hair looks so healthy and so rich!!! Love the colour!!!

  2. May 23, 2012 / 7:31 am

    Thanks Mary 🙂 Looks way healthier when it’s dark 🙂

  3. Natalie
    May 23, 2012 / 8:35 am

    I had my hair ombré shaded. I was quite dark. Will take a photo and send it to you. I had it done the redken technique. But it’s also very subtle and it just gives my hair that sunkissed look. And my roots are still easy to maintain. Love yours as well!

  4. May 23, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    love the ombre look Dimi! I think ‘in your face’ ombre will also look amazing on you! Thinking of also going ombre this season, bit of a darker blonde will work with winter 🙂

  5. Tanya
    May 23, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    I LOVE it! Never regretted getting ombre hair last year and still looks great all these months later 🙂 Your hair looks gorgeous!

  6. May 23, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    Thanks Natalie, Cassidy and Tanya 🙂
    Cassidy, maybe Ill make the ends blonder and the roots darker. You should look at blogger hers is amazing! Light blonde on top with brighter blonde at the ends, think it will look fab on you!

  7. Lisaloi
    June 3, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    Love it! Thank you for sharing the shades you used. My colour is quite similar so will give my stylists those codes 🙂

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