Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Ombre Hair Trend

Hiya Beautiful People!

I've had some lovely comments on previous posts about my hair, so I thought I'd show you guys how I gave my hair an ombre makeover!

celebrities with ombre hair

Who doesn't know the ombre trend?  It's still hot this summer, and so easy to do, loads of celebrities are showing off their results, the three above are some of my favourites.

  I'm personally not a fan of the too drastic dark hair to bright blonde, I opted to try a more subtle look, it blends alot better and looks more natural

On a side note: I have only bleached my hair extensions, bleach is really strong and can be dangerous.  Please don't bleach your hair yourself, ask your hairdresser :)

So let's begin....
bleach hair dye

I used L'Oreal Perfect Blonde Creme Maximum, it lightens your hair up to six shades, so its strong stuff

I also bought a brush from Boots for £1.99, to blend the dye more easy

blonde ombre hair dye

I brushed my extensions, and lay them out on a very old towel!
The dye was easy to mix, (make sure your wearing the gloves provided!) I focused on the ends, as they were what I wanted to lighten most, then used the dye brush to brush the dye in upward strokes for a more blended effect

dying hair for an ombre effect
After about 25 minutes or so, I could see the golden colour I wanted coming through, you could always leave it on for up to 45 minutes if you want blonder, just remember to keep an eye on it as it can change quickly

After I washed my extensions and applied the conditioner, I let them dry naturally then styled, here's the result:

hair
me with ombre hair
golden blonde ombre hair
What do you think? Love it or loathe it? I love the sunkissed summer vibe it has, and also not touching my hair is a bonus, maybe could have left the dye on longer, but I didn't want to ruin the tutorial for you guys! Lol

They were really old extensions I used, so when I come to purchase more soon I think I'll ombre them too, now I know it'll turn out!  I can always dye the ends back!

Hope you enjoyed :)  Please comment/subscribe, it means so much to me!

Lets all get on trend!

Gem xxx

32 comments:

  1. I love ombré hair! I just wish I was brave enough to go for it! Being blonde its hard work doing it back to front :( I can't even do my extensions :( I really like it! Looks great on you!
    Http://throughchelseaseyes.com/ xxxx

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    1. Oh believe me I used to be blonde, and with my dark roots, it was a nightmare, I'll need to post pics up one day to show you guys!

      You are stunning blonde, I just couldn't pull it off like you, you look amazing :)

      Gem xxx

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    2. Oh trust me my roots are the worst :) I'm such a lazy blonde! That's why I need to master ombre !
      I think you look gorgeous with it it's just making me want it more :) xxxx

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    3. Lazy blonde, love that haha x

      Yea good thing with ombre is it saves some cash, which is a plus for me!

      xxx

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  2. I love the subtle effect you achieved!!! I used to have ombre hair a year or so ago (before it was cool, lmao) but it was from slacking off with dying my hair a bit - haha. I kind of miss it now. /: lol

    Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! I started following you!

    xoxo


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  3. This is a wonderrful post I mainly have grown out my hair into the ombre look. not only does it look nie but it lets my hair nourish itself without being damaged once again ^^ Thanks for sharing ! maybe we can follow each other ?
    cherryberrypoon.blogspot.ca

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  4. Gorgeous color - I can't believe you did it yourself!

    xo Georgina (your newest follower)

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  5. Wow... I love ombre hair and your's looks lovely too!

    Thank you for following my blog, I am now following your's too, it's a nice blog!

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  6. I love love love this look, it's so subtle, but noticable at the same time. You are so gorgeous and this is such a great trend for the summer. Love your blog as well xx

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  7. I love the way you did your hair, simple yet it shows it's lighter at the ends!
    am now following you gorgeous, keep up the great work!

    Stefy xx
    THE FASHEAUTY
    Blog.StefyPuglisevich.com

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  8. I LOVE YOUR blog!! Really awesome.
    p.s. I used to bleach all my hair! :-o XXX

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  9. Love your blog, glad you commented!
    Now following x x

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  10. Great Post:) Your hair looks lovely xxx

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  11. I love this look, it's so pretty!
    I would sooo love to do this but I don't think my hair is long enough :(
    Great post!
    http://georgiabeee.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. why dont you use hair extensions? Thats what I done, no need to damage your hair xxxxx :)

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  12. Love ombre hair!! It really suits you too, now following your great blog would love it if you checked mine out too :)

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    xx

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  13. thats a really good idea. never would of thought of it!!

    love your blog layout.

    I invite you to check out my blog.
    loyaltofashion.blogspot.com

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  14. You are fricken gorgeous and ur hair looks great, Im afraid to bleach my extensions I dont want to risk ruining them I might just buy a lighter set and blend them in with my other extensions to give it this effect.

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    1. Yup you can do that! If you got a nice set of extensions keep them nice :)

      Get a blonde set that you like, buy one of those cheap blending brushes, and dye the top of them your your hair colour?

      Or you can also buy ombre hair extensions ready made :) But I gotta wait til payday for that! Haha I believe theres a brand called F.A.M.E hair extensions? Or just check ebay :)

      Let me know!

      Gem x

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    2. I love pro extensions hair extensions they are pretty cheap and really good quality Ill have to wait until payday as well thanks for the tip ill have to check out those extensions

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  16. Great post and your hair looks nice :) I did a post about dying my hair extensions but used a different colour to go with my darker hair. Is'nt it great using hair extensions to play around with styles

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Your hair looks lovely! :) Xx

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  20. love this trend! i ombre'd last year and was so happy with it :)

    xx

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  23. i love your hair color! :)

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    1. Thank you!

      Nice 'n Easy Permanent Hair Colour Natural Light Golden Brown 114

      xxxx

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  24. That looks great! I have been thinking of going to the hairdressers to get my hair ombred, I think I am going to do it now! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I am following now :)

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    1. You have beautiful hair, I would definetly get it done professionally, it will really suit you ;)

      Gem xxx

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