Ombre is a hair color technique that involves the very precise placement of color, usually getting progressively lighter, or brighter, toward the ends. The term is based on the name of the fabric with the same properties. In hair it can be tailored for many different effects, from darker roots (which covers grey better, btw) progressively lightening to a light brown/dark blonde (or lighter) on the ends. The process is fairly recent, big in Hollywood, and was originally developed to help celebrities look more frugal. The color can be maintained very easily over long periods of time, theoretically lowering the cost. Now I don't believe for an instant that a single celebrity of any sort actually visited the salon less frequently due to this style, but that doesn't mean that the general public shouldn't take advantage!
Anyway, I digress. I had the privilege of teaching the class, which was attended by Tenaya Freitas, Kristin Harris (both from Cobalt) Elizabeth Quesada, and the oh so lovely and perky Emily French (from Luci's). It was the first hands on class we've hosted at the salon, and it turned out great! The stylists who attended had a great attitude, and we really had fun with the class.
We worked on the ombre technique, and a point cutting procedure to create soft, textured layers that reveal the contrasting colors in this extremely versatile look.
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