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?

The Reverse Ombre.

Posted in News on November 16th, 2011 by Reagan

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I got a question a few months ago from someone asking if I thought a reverse ombre would look good.

My first thought was No way, do not do it..

Then I saw this picture. And I love it.

But I still say No way, do not do it.


this looks hot on her, because she has interestingly striking features. Also, she appears to be Scandinavian and her hair is very light naturally. The beauty of the ombre, is that it is so low maintenance, and it looks so natural. The sun naturally would lighten our ends. This is all the horrible upkeep of platinum hair, and once youve got roots coming in it is going to look like a big blocky mess.

Imagine this: Dark Roots, a block of Platinum, a block of medium, a block of black. Even if you have the worlds greatest colorist, after just two or three weeks, this would look like you need to find a new colorist.

Dont do it! Youll regret it! Just look at this photo with me and awe at the interesting hot girl.

But if you DO do it, send me a photo, pronto.
(did you know Pronto is one of my favorite words? It is, but I hardly ever get to use it!)

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