If you follow me on Facebook, you've already seen a few of these photos, but for those of you who haven't seen my new 'do, I thought I'd post a few pictures. My hair color has been in constant flux for most of my life. I started adding blonde highlights to my hair when I was a sophomore in high school and just kept adding until my second year in graduate school, at which point I was almost completely blonde. Then I went for a drastic change and went super dark. I liked it for a little bit, but once Matt and I got engaged, I migrated back towards blonde, as I always saw myself being a blonde bride. I kept up with that color until this past year when I decided to tone down the blonde a bit, in favor of a more honey/caramel tone. Then when internship started, I got crazy busy and didn't want to spend my precious weekends with Matt sitting in the salon chair. So my roots grew out a bit. And while it took some getting used to in the beginning, the more they grew out, the less they bothered me. The ombre trend was big anyway, so I embraced it. Prior to this year, the longest I'd gone between colors was three months, and I remember that being a major stretch for me. But this time, I went eight months between color. Eight months!
So when I plopped down in my stylist's chair a few weekends ago, she couldn't believe that I had gone so long without color. She assumed I'd gotten a touch up or two in my internship city, and she was shocked at how well the ombre worked for me. So we decided to keep the ombre, with a just a bit of warming up at my roots. And I have to say, I really like the overall look. Trend or no trend, I think the ombre is here to stay for me!
My lovely before picture. PS: I should also note that I hadn't had a trim in over a year! I know that's terrible, but once I stopped straightening my hair everyday, in favor of loose curls, the ends weren't nearly as noticeable. Even my stylist was surprised it had been so long!
The midway point...always a glamourous look :) As you can see in this photo, my stylist left most of my ends alone, to preserve the lighter, blonder highlights, working mostly on the roots.
The finished product! I love that we kept the ombre, warming up my roots a bit and leaving the ends alone. And of course, a good trim didn't hurt either :)
One of my favorite things about embracing ombre is the lower maintainance. It's certainly not the main reason I'm embracing the multi-tone, but it's not a bad perk. I spend less time and a lot less money at the salon, and overall, I think it's a much healthier look for me. What do you think? Are you loving the ombre?
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