Hair painting has become the new it way to have highlights put into hair. Both foiling and hair painting can produce gorgeous effects and both can significantly change your natural color. The real question is do you know the difference between the two. Click the notes to get the details.
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 →
Last week, fashion blogs were abuzz over the “new” gray-ombre trend, a look that melds charcoal roots into silver-white ends. The monochromatic look creates a stunning, edgy effect, but one that’s hardly new, and in my personal opinion hardly worth the effort. Silvery-gray hair requires a perfect platinum base to avoid going muddy, and constant maintenance to keep its cool tone. It’s a lot of effort for a shade that, when it occurs in nature, women spend lots of money and time concealing. Why do you think of the gray hair trend? See more examples of gray ombre in the notes and leave us a comment with your thoughts. –– Laura MartinClick for StyleNotes →
Despite it not being on every single beauty blog and news article, I still love a great ombré do. It’s been over five years since the trend really hit strong and every girl on the A-list as well as her followers rocked it. During that span we saw everything from natural options of subtle gradation to obvious statement making dip-dyed ends. As lengths came and went, ombré was a constant, gracing every style from bobs to mermaid inspired lengths. I loved the style because it is a fabulous way to experiment with different colors and add depth and definition to any look.. So even years later, I’m deeming this look more than just a fad and a definite do! In case you need added confirmation, click through to the notes to see my favorite looks from today’s it-gals. You’ll be booking an appointment with your colorist in no time. –– Michelle RotbartClick for StyleNotes →