Houston Ombre Hair Color
Ombre Color is Extremely Popular in Houston
Ombre, like balayage, is a french word. The english translation means shaded. When used in a hair salon, it refers to transitional blending from one color to another. This color trend started with most styles transitioning from light to dark, but it has since expanded. Now, it is common to see more dramatic color schemes that incorporate diagonal, reverse and face framing techniques. Face framing helps draw attention to specific features like cheek bones or eyes.
This color service may also simulate hair volume by working the technique into a style’s natural waves. Most people associate this color technique with high contrast schemes, say a deep chestnut fading to an icy blond. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Salma Hayak recently rocked the red carpet with a subtle, soft smokey look. In hair salons, sombre refers to a soft ombre service. In addition to its stunning look, sombre also requires less hair maintenance as the color scheme is more forgiving. Popular fashion and beauty magazines often feature this color service on celebrities with long, flowing hair. However, that is not a rule. Ombre and sombre also look great and can be the magic missing element for a bob, pixie or crop.
A Word of Warning
The technique has proven so popular that several big, as well as small, cosmetics companies have recently launched do it yourself home ombre color kits. While the thought of this is appealing to many, we would strongly encourage everybody not to attempt this technique at home. Single process color is hard enough for an novice to achieve their desired tone without banding. This technique is considerably more difficult and many things can go wrong. If you need further proof, hop over to your favorite search engine, click on images and type in the words “bad ombre”. To make matters worse, fixing bad color is also quite difficult, if not impossible, for an amateur stylist.
If you want head turning, stunning ombre, we suggest clipping pictures from magazines. Then, book a color consutation at one of our Houston hair salons. We have several ombre and balayage specialists and we would love to help you achieve your desired look. Stop in and see why we are Goldwell’s only Triple Titanium Color Award Winner in the United States.