With chopped locks, buzzed heads, undercuts, and pixies setting the style world ablaze, we must show our respect and pay homage to the everlasting beauty of long luscious locks. What inspired us? Gisele Bundchen’s most recent Instagram post showing her campaign for Vivara jewelry.
Sombre, ombre, balayage, and dip dye are all variations on a single technique: dark roots blended into lighter and brighter ends. This fall, the softest and most subtle variation ever is emerging: progressive color. Progressive color gradually moves from a slightly darker root to a mid-tone, to a lighter hue at the ends. The melding of one color into the next is seamless, the contrast between levels minimal. It’s the softest, prettiest, and most low-maintenance ombre ever. Click the notes for more examples of this trending new technique. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →
Adding darker or lighter pieces to your hair makes it look fuller, emphasizes texture, and highlights movement, but too many colors can create a messy, busy effect. However, if you vary level within a single shade you can get all the benefits of dimension while maintaining a clean, simple palette. The effect works well with both hand painted techniques—balayage, ombre—and classic highlighting. Click the notes to learn more about creating this trending effect. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →