Obsession : Ombre Hair (with DIY)

 Image source :  Miss Pandora

I'm currently seeing Ombre Hair everywhere on the web. The trend has not come to my country yet, so I've never seen it in person, but I really think I'm going to give it a try.

 Bumble and Bumble / Source unknown, via Greta / World of Glamour

Source unknown, via Nole Garey's Pinterest / Source unknown, via Studded Hearts / Stasis

I have seen a few tutorials and it doesn't seem too coomplicated to do it at home. If you like video tutorials, my favorites are this one, this one, and that one. But the one I'm going to use, if I decide to do it at home, is this photo step by step tutorial from Brittnee Cann. So clear and easy to follow! 


Do you have Ombre hair, or are you going to try it, or do you hate this trend?

46 comments:

  1. At first glance I'd think their roots grew out and they need a new color job. It looks good on them because they are beautiful models but I don't know, for the real world...

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    1. Anonymous3/31/2012

      I've been seeing ombre hair and dip dye every where at my college campus. I recently got it and it looks good on non-models too! I've never loved my hair more.

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    2. Anonymous7/17/2012

      I just did ombre hair on myself too and I love it

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  2. Janet : You're right, that's why I wish I had seen it on "non model hair" in person... But I really love it on them, so why not give it a try!

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  3. i would like to try, but i'm too worried to make any mistakes! :S
    thank u for commenting, i'm following u now!
    x
    V.

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  4. I've seen lots of oombre lately! I think it looks really good at first, but after awhile doesn't look look so stunning! It definitely would take some up keep. I got my super long hair cut off really short just as this craze came around. If I would've kept it long, I really would've like to have given it a shot! <3

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  5. I love ombre hair, but I think you have to do it right. If your hair is really black ,then you add peroxide . . it looks silly. . but if you take it a few shades I think it can look really natural and nice. plus. . because it's only the bottom . . if you do it wrong, you can afford to lose a couple of inches!

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  6. I just did this to my hair a couple of weeks ago and I am IN LOVE with it. Plan on adding some blue, purple, and maybe green into it at some point but I'm just so in love with the strawberry blonde color at the moment.

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  7. I actually can't stand ombre hair, just because it... does look like someone bleached their hair and let their roots grow out. Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if that's how this trend started...

    I think I'm on to something here.

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  8. I love this hairstyle! Ive been looking for different hairstyles because i want to change it up a bit... what are some good websites you can reccomend for me to be able to find and look up awesome hairstyles?

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  9. I've had this for four or five months and it has grown out fine and still looks really cute. :) I have light brown hair and dyed the ends a medium blonde color. I'd say anyone willing should give it a go. It was super easy and I did it myself.

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  10. Anonymous8/07/2011

    I love it! I've actually had it by accident for about a year, I got my hair highlighted then it just sort of happened, not even quite sure how since the highlights weren't actually all over my head, but I like it!

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  11. I'm going to go ombre, but using henna! I'm so excited!

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    1. Hi! How did it turn out? I google ombre hair with henna and your comment popped up first.

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  12. Thank you so much to all of you for sharing your opinion! It's great to see the pros and cons before jumping into it!

    @Andry : As a start, I would recommend http://thebeautydepartment.com/ and http://www.hairromance.com/
    Hope this helps!

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  13. The difference between Ombre and grown-out highlights I think is the clearly deliberate gradual color change. Grown-out color = yuck, Ombre = Pretty!

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  14. The very first time I EVER dyed my hair was an ombre, a couple weeks ago. You can use a box dye, but I went a little riskier (and cheaper) and used powder bleach with some 20 developer I already had. All I did was throw it on my hair, thicker on the bottom and more sparingly as I worked up. I left it on for about 10 minutes and did it again a couple days later. (I didn't want to damage my hair much.) I love the result! You really don't have to be a model to pull it off, and you can be as subtle as you'd like!

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing these great infos Hope!

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  16. i've had ombre hair for about 6 months now and i still love it! so easy to do at home and i don't have to constantly re-dye it.

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  17. Anonymous9/20/2011

    I love ombre hair, its very pretty!

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  18. I have ombre hair, since I'm a natural red head it's a fun way for me to dye my hair without ruining my color for good. I recommend it for all redheads!!

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  19. My hair does this naturally in the summertime. Of course sun bleached hair is a lot more subtle and you can't really tell unless you're outside that my ends have bits of golden brown but I'm very proud of it because I think it's so cute.

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  20. This is how my natural hair color looks. I had no idea it was a trend, or something people aspire to do. haha. People usually tell me it looks like I need to re-dye my hair.

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  21. haircare10110/22/2011

    as a hair stylist, this is indeed whats "in"(ive done two applications this week alone.) but the girls tutorial she showed isnt exactly how to go about that. i would NEVER say to lighten (bleach) your hair more than once at a time because you will do extreme damage to your hair. its easy if you use the correct things, but honestly...just go to a hair stylist, theirs a reason we are expensive, it takes skill and we wont fry your hair off. if you are one of those who doesnt like to spend much, i know paul mitchell schools (i was trained via one) charge you like 55 bucks for it. im sure other schools are just the same.

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  22. Thanks so much for all your comments!

    @Mary and Meow : Wow you're so lucky to have natural ombre hair, how I envy you!

    @haircare101 : Thanks so much for your message. I finally didn't dare doing it myself, and considering what you say I'm glad I chickened out. I have an appointment at a hair stylist in a couple of weeks. Can't wait!

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  23. The result of the DIY is not very appealing. Just look at the photos above it and by comparison the DIY job looks like she's just dunked the bottom half of her hair in a bowl of bleach. Ombre definitely needs a more delicate and skilled application. It can be achieved at home but you really have to know what you're doing.

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  24. Anonymous2/15/2012

    My sister had this look by accident years before it became "cool." And hers *is* a result of her roots growing out, although it somehow worked out that there isn't a sharp divide there. I think we redyed her hair reddish at some point, so it goes from natural dark brown to a lighter brown (faded auburn) to strawberry blonde, very gradually.

    She's insisted she likes her two-tone hair. I've never understood it, but now she has an excuse I guess.

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  25. The top right picture are horrible extensions so don't get too excited. I have my hair like this, but again, its from my roots growing out. And i hate it, its not blended too well, gold ends with brow/red roots, but if i had a chance to fix it i would.

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  26. The top right picture are horrible extensions so don't get too excited. I have my hair like this, but again, its from my roots growing out. And i hate it, its not blended too well, gold ends with brow/red roots, but if i had a chance to fix it i would.

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  27. Anonymous3/29/2012

    My sun-damaged hair looked like this years ago before I chopped it all off.

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  28. I have this look naturally right now as I've been growing out my natural color for about a year. I have looking for advice on whether I should have the ends dyed to match my roots and someone pointed me to this trend! Saved me money on a dye-job :)

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  29. Ombre hair doesn't always look gorgeous. The pics you posted, however, look very lovely ♥

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  30. Anonymous4/06/2012

    very cute <3

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  31. Adorooooooooo
    boa semana.
    http://gislanepimentel.blogspot.com.br/p/sorteios.html

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  32. Kaitlyn4/10/2012

    I'm far from model status, but I love my ombres. I really wouldn't recommend using that tutorial. It looks really damaging and would probably result in completely fried ends. I went to a salon to get mine, but I got to watch the correct technique. My stylist would take a hand full of hair and tease the sh*t out of it, then she would bleach and foil what was left in her hand. This creates the faded effect. After she did my entire head, she rinsed out the bleach and went over the hair with a different blonde to soften it. It wasn't a short process, mostly from combing out my teased hair, but the results were worth it. Here's a picture of me with them, with my hair a complete wreck. http://tinypic.com/r/dhcpxf/5 and this is one with my boyfriend (isn't he cute?) where my hair looks a little less... slept on. http://tinypic.com/r/7q5g/5

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  33. I'm sure it did start as grown out bleached hair. I had this look 2 years ago cause I bleached my hair and hated it so I let it grow out, and didn't cut it for a long time. Too funny that now its a trend!

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  34. I just dyed my hair yesterday to try the ombre. Not exactly the results I hoped but its not bad! I'm thinking I need to try it in a two step kind of thing:-/

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  35. I want to try this but I'm afraid because my hair has a lot of highlights that it will look dumb. Will there be highlighted streaks and then all one color or will the streaks stay lighter. Well I guess I can try, if it looks bad I can just cut my hair.

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  36. I've had ombre highlights for over a year now and I absolutely love it. It's fresh, easy to maintain, and looks great in any hair style.

    Cathy Trails

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  37. Anonymous6/19/2012

    the bottom picture on the right is Fashiontoast's Rumi Neely

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  38. I have had ombre hair since March 2011 and it's fantastic. Technically it was "trendy" from around March 2010 to Summer 2011 but it's a lot more mainstream now so it's still acceptable.

    I love having my hair ombre'd.... I'd never be able to have blonde hair bc it'd look ridiculous near my face, but since my hair is long enough I have it ombre'd and it lightens up my whole face and I love it so much! I've never had my hair one color for so long

    Only problem is it suuuper kills my ends. I always bleach it 1-2 weeks before my hair is going to be cut and then get a trim. Repeat lol.

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  39. Anonymous6/30/2012

    I just got it today. It's super-cute and ANYONE can pull it off. I also love that it's low-maintenance.

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  40. Anonymous7/14/2012

    My hair does that naturally o.o

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  41. I tried it by myself and it loos very good. Only problem was that ends looked very bad after wash end everything. Best thing to do is use mask and oils for at least 2 months afterwards

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