Tutorial: Ombre Highlights

Posted in Tutorial on September 24th, 2010 by Reagan

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Its been a while since weve posted a tutorial on here! This is one we shot a few weeks ago with my friends Abbie (model) and Samuel (producer). Thanks for all your help, you two!

As I said in the video, this video isnt so youll do your own color, PLEASE do not do your own colorthis video is to help you know how to explain to your colorist what you want! Im sure many of them already know how to do it, but if they dont, here it is! (its also for some of you colorists who asked me how its done).

There are a few different ways to get this look, but this is the way I do it. I know other colorists who free hand the bleach onto wet ends. The water sends the bleach up the hair shaft. Thats a really nice effect too.

And now its time for an Ombre Cheer:

Lets Go Ombre! Ombre Lets Go!

Photography: Jake

53 Responses to Tutorial: Ombre Highlights

  1. Abbie White Says:

    yay! love it love it. its so cool to see the final product good work to all yall. i had a blast.

    ps my kids are asking to watch it AGAIN!

  2. Andrea Gilberg Says:

    Great Job Reagan. I love it. I totally wish I could style while blow drying like that. I guess I should try. Good Tutorial.

  3. Forrest Says:

    I like your model shes hot, hot, hot!!!

  4. Amy Says:

    Sooowhat would I ask for if Im a dark blonde, kinda like SJP, and I normally do the minimalist bleach weave?

  5. Regan Says:

    Its taking every ounce of willpower I have not to go to the CVS, buy a bottle of SunIn, and attempt this myself. that would be stupid. making an appointment at the salon STAT!

    wait. they probably dont make SunIn anymore.

  6. vicki Says:

    LOVE your tutorials.can you do a tutorial of you blowing out your own hair? This is so difficult to do. Im sure people would love to see it because its something the average gal struggles with on a dialy basis.

  7. Maryn Says:

    Love this look I like that the way you made it very subtle on the ends (in Dallas, Im seeing it much more obviously blonde on the ends with dark roots).

  8. Nicole Howard Says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So pretty!!!

  9. Stephanie Says:

    I LOVE this. That was a great tutorial too. I think I might call my stylist today but I dont think I can pull this off.

  10. michelle Says:

    Great tutorial! I got my Ombre on today but we did it totally differently. Now I want to go back and have her just do my ends again like this. Next time. And I cant believe you can get those amazing curls with just a blow dryer and a round brush! You have seriously talent!

  11. Emily Nicoll Says:

    Holy Cow that was amazing!! I love the highlights and the blow-dry!! Youre amazing!

  12. Tiffany Says:

    Thanks for posting this, this is great, cant wait to try it on some of my clients!!

  13. Laci Says:

    It looks so awesome! You do such a great job!

  14. carolyn Says:

    Thanks! I loved this!

  15. sarah haslem Says:

    I have been thinking about this and thinking about this cause i LOVE it so much.
    Unfortunately, Im a blond. Any suggestions for color on the blondies???
    And what kind of brush did you use? I gotta get me one but if its one of those 150 dollar ones, i cant so could you give a runner up to what you were using? Please?
    You are amazing!

  16. Malesa Says:

    I just got here from Abbies blog. This is pretty cool and I just wanted to say that your picture at the top is awesome! I love it. If Jake took it, kudos to him.

  17. Gita Says:

    Ombre, you say? Hhmm and here I thought I was just growing out my blond highlights!

  18. Kim @ Inspired Goodness Says:

    I am so doing this someday when i get the nerve to have my hair done by you. love your blogs especially all your witty tips and super positive outlook.

    pip is the absolute cutest! Im a super fan.

  19. Danielle Says:

    I love your blog so much. Question: after much research I just spent $150 at the salon today getting ombre hair. Basically she put foils in up to the roots (I thought they should only be half-way up maybe?) and skipped the top layer like I asked so that it was darker. Then left the bleach on for about 30 minutes then toned it. Problem? The highlights are totally stripe-y thin little horrible looking bits of golden blonde in my naturally ashy dark brown hair. She said the thin-ness would make it look nice and natural; wrong. (Also, this is my second salon attempt at ombre, the first time another lady just gave me a full head of so many highlights I was 90% blonde and with no on-purpose roots to speak of. Can I DIY fix this? I brought pictures with me as well. it makes me sad that I feel like no stylist ever gets what I want even from photos.

    oh and I told her about your video about the back combing technique, she said they use it for photoshoots but not for everyday clients. So I guess Im not important enough to use the proper technique for?!

    please help if you can.

  20. rose Says:

    thank you so much!! ive been wanting to learn how to do this. YOU ROCK!

  21. Laura Says:

    You are a GODDESS! THANK YOU!! =D

  22. Marisela Garza Says:

    Was it a bit difficult to brush out the hair after shampooing? What was the best way to take out all the teasing?

  23. Cindi Says:

    That was awesome.I enjoyed seeing someone elses point of view.Cant wait to try this much simplier way.Thanks so much!

  24. Chrissie Says:

    After successfully trying this technique many times, I too am wondering your tips on getting it out of the hair at the sink. I feel indebted to you for helping me perfect this look, dare I ask for more hints?? Thoughts?

  25. sandra mead Says:

    Finally know how to do it now. Thanks heaps

  26. Athena Says:

    I did this with a home highlighting kit (sorry Reagan) and a bit of tinfoil, and it came out WONDERFULLY. Seriously, runway model hair. Even better if you use a curling iron and then brush it outfor alas, I have not your skills with a round brush. Thanks for the tutorial!

  27. Tabatha Says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. I am a stylist and this was VERY helpful to me!!:)

  28. Ase Says:

    Hi! Just came across your blog!!! Love the tutorials! My hubby is going to be all over me! ;) Thank you!

  29. blues singer Says:

    YOU RAWK! I had to google forever to find how to do this.. as an aspiring hair styling school student you my dear are the shhhh it. xoxo saraq

  30. Bianca Anders Says:

    That is so cool!!!;) Im doing it on a client in 3 days for the 1st time ever and Im so excited!!!!;) thanks for taking the time to post this! Ur the bomb!

  31. Kim Says:

    Did you tone the ends?

  32. Rhianna Says:

    whats the best way to comb out the ends after the color has processed?

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  36. Kc Says:

    Great tutorial! I will have to try this sometime this week.

  37. Heather Says:

    I did a backwards version of this on a client today and it turned out PERFECTLY! She already had tons of blonde highlights and dark roots and wanted to go low maintenance for the Fall. I used your teasing technique to isolate some of the existing blonde in foils (I used conditioner to make it stick to the foil) and then I used Shades EQ demi-permanent color in a bottle to darken the hair that wasnt foiled. It was a little tricky getting all of the color applied through the many rats nests that I had created, but it was SO worth the trouble. I gave her a Redken Chem Shot after and then used Its a 10 to detangle the remaining mess.
    I was a nervous wreck about doing this before I saw your tutorial, but I never once felt like I could mess it up once I started, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  42. esther Says:

    amazing tutorial i did do it at home and it was great!

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  43. Jen Says:

    Just discovered your blog and am loving it! I, sadly, have the same problem as Danielle who posted above.went in Friday armed with pics of Rachel Bilsons ombre hair (my natural color is darker brown, similar to RBs) and walked out with the entire underside of my hair highlighted in stripey, yellowish highlights with no highlight on the top layer of my hair. It is super contrasty/unnatural/bumblebee colors. Eek. Called for a re-color (just cant stand the yellow stripes its 10000 times worse if I put my hair up in a ponytail!) and they cant get me in til next week, but my hair dresser just left me a voice mail wanting to know exactly what I want to do with my hair so she knows how much time to book out. I am totally going to e-mail the link to this tutorial to her and see what she thinks. Thank you thank you thank you for posting this!

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  46. Susie Says:

    The hairdresser that did my hair, totally screwed my hair up. All she did was a half a head (lower head) of foils. It looks terrible. contrast was horrible. She toned it down twice and it turned green ash grey gold or something.. I thought she was going to tease or hand paint the colour on .. she did neither.. arghh.. I shouldve shown her this video !!!

    love what you created.. !!!

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