Ok, so I know the whole ombre thing is probably old news by now but I have been seeing it on more and more people recently and, if you have seen this post, you will probably know that I have been dyeing (get it?) to do this to my hair for a while now. For those who don't know, ombre hair or dip-dying, was quite a big trend for last summer and is going to be a big hit for S/S 11 as well. It basically involves having dark roots and lighter ends, as if you have had your hair dyed and it has now grown out..a lot. Another little known fact is that it costs between £50-£80 to get it done in a London salon. A lot of factors, both financial and boredom, made me buy a highlighting kit and do this myself at home. And kudos to others such as LLYMLRS who put up tutorials online and basically urged everyone to go for it. That's exactly what I did and below is the result. It takes a LOT of getting used to because the hair is now 2 colours and, if you do decide to do this, I would say buy yourself a good deep conditioner (I got Aussie's 3 minute miracle) because the lightened ends get extremely dry. Another thing that works well on this type of hair is the whole tousled, 'I've been on the beach all day' look, and for this purpose you'll need a salt texturiser spray. You can make this yourself at home or you can buy them from Boots-right now I have the Charles Worthington one. Last but not least I have been using the John Frida 'Go Blonder' spray to maintain the colour and make sure it doesn't go orange/rusty because my hair is quite dark and so I don't want the colour fading. I personally love the result because I've never had my hair this light before and it's a nice way to change it up a bit without dying your whole hair. After all, if you don't like the result, you can always cut the ends off or dye over the top of them.
So, what do you think?