The Reverse Ombre (ish) done right!

Posted in Celebrities on December 4th, 2011 by Reagan

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I recently talked about the reverse ombre and why its a bad idea. But there is another way to do it that looks good and isnt so much maintenance.

Instead of painting the highlights on to gradually go from light roots to dark ends, you can do your highlights on top like normal, and do a single process underneath. By going a few shades darker underneath, you are actually creating a very natural look. Naturally the sun wouldnt lighten that hair, because its not ever reaching it. If you have layers, even long layers, the darker underneath part will peek through the lighter parts, making a similar reverse ombre effect. There is actually very minimal damage with color like this, because you dont have to do highlights underneath, and that saves your ends from a lot of grief! I had my hair like this for several years. I would do a 7N or 8N underneath, and do highlights on top every few months to keep it bright.

Here are a few pictures!

You guys, I dont know why I just dont enjoy J-Simps company. Her hair is a good example of what Im talking about though.

Gwyneth Paltrows is my favorite!

Nicole always has great hair. Not because she has naturally great hair, but because she has a great stylist.

Way back in beauty school, we called this look The Shadowbox. We did a more severe look like Christina Aguilera though. Back in 2002, I loved the platinum blonde with red or black underneath. You couldnt pay me to do it now. Ha.

Would you try this look?

14 Responses to The Reverse Ombre (ish) done right!

  1. Christina @ Hair Romance Says:

    Nicole always has great hair. Not because she has naturally great hair, but because she has a great stylist. So true!

    I have been searching for good examples of reverse ombre, thank you! Im writing about it at the moment too. Ill link back to you xx

  2. Andrea Says:

    My hair is kind of like that, I only highlight the very top of my crown and leave the rest my natural color. Its not very dramatic though because my natural color is basically only one shade darker than my highlights.
    I used to want black low lights underneath SO BAD when I was maybe 17. God bless my mom for forbidding me! I did have a bright pink streak underneath for a while, thank goodness that washed out after a few weeks! No one can top Scotts crazy hair though, did you tell me once that you were the one who permed it??? So funny!

  3. Chrissy Says:

    I totally would try it, but I experiment with my hair like some people experiment with drugs (especially if there is a dare involved).

    You have hung out with J Simps? Id like to hear that story :-). I think I still like the ombre more than the reverse ombre, but I doubt Ill ever reintroduce blonde into my hair anyways

    I do really like J Simps hair in that pic!

  4. On Stage Hair Design Says:

    I love the super natural look of Jessica Simpson! I could possibly pull something like that off, but definitely not Christinas look. I was never really a fan of her dirty phase anyways. Haha

  5. Shannon @ bungalow960 Says:

    I am always too much of a wuss to do anything fun to my hair. Its just an all-over brown. Maybe I should try something fun like this?

  6. my usa gal Says:

    I think Nicole have the best hair style among them all, simple yet so elegant in looks.

  7. Vivelafat Says:

    You couldn’t pay me to do it now. Ha. Me neither; which means it will totally back in fashion in about 6 months, LOL. 90% of the things I LOVE now, I hated about 6 months ago, including pointed nails.

  8. Krizz Says:

    Im looking to do the christina aguilera look pretty soon. i already have a bunch of different wraps in my hair so im going to add some dreads and black (my do is already platinum) im hoping it turns out great! just like hers! peace, love, & babiez

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  13. Danielle Says:

    I currently have ombre hair, dark on top light onbottom
    , I want to do a reverse ombre at home, turn the dark light and the light dark. How c
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