It is sophisticated yet playful, elegant yet edgy… it’s ombre! Originating from the French word ‘shadow’, ombre refers to the transition of a lighter to a darker shade. Aaliyah was one of the first to wear the trend in 2000, with her hair darkened at the top, gradually lightening towards the ends. It has since been worn in the past decade by everyone from Khloe Kardashian to Sarah JP, and the trend has no signs of slowing down any time soon.
The general idea behind ombre is to look as though your hair is growing out naturally darker by the roots, and has been sunkissed on the tips. Ombre is practical too, requiring minimal touch-ups around every 3 to 4 months as the base colour near the top of the head can be your natural or close to your natural hair colour. With more or less variation in tone and colour change you can make it as dramatic or natural looking as you wish. 2016 has seen a shift toward a subtler change in shade, known also as ‘sombre’, meaning a move towards a more natural look with less of a contrast in colour between the root and the ends of hair.
Amber Heard’s long mane is one of the most sought after of 2016, and one of the most beautiful examples of how ombre can be glamorous, feminine and fun when executed correctly. You can achieve the warm caramel ombre tones of Amber’s hair using our Clip in Ombre set in 6t22# or Tape Hair Extensions in 6t22#.
Once you have your new gorgeous locks you can play around with wearing it up or down, braided, in a chignon or with beach waves, and see how much fun you can have with the different colours flowing through your hair. Ombre ombre!