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Ombre Hair

From celebrities to the halls of BCC it seems the Ombre hair trend is here for the fall. Ombre is a French term for when hair fades from the roots and gets lighter at the tips. Celebrities such as Shenae Grimes, Katy Perry, Shay Mitchell have all rocked Ombre this year. It originated from people, mostly celebrities, who just couldn’t keep up with dyeing their roots. Now people are asking for this look in salons everywhere.

Ombre started with Brunettes but has evolved considerably since then. Not only are people using natural browns and blondes but also are they adding other bright, shocking colors such as blue, green, and pink. Although this  trend may look effortless, there is a process in doing it correctly. If you want to get it done by a professional, most hair salons like Bubbles and the Hair Cuttery in Bethesda are familiar with the term and will know what to do. If you wanted to try this style on your own, it involves lifting the color or bleaching the ends of you hair in an uneven fashion starting with the very ends going up.

At Bubbles, like many hair salons, the estimated cost and time to do this hairstyle depends on many variables such as hair texture and whether you have previously dyed your hair. When talking to Bubbles hairstylists, one shared that when she decided to get Ombre, it took 6 hours and cost over $100 because she had previously dyed her hair and they had to decolorize it in order to achieve the look she wanted. She also made sure to state that this was just her experience and that the time and cost is different for each individual.

– Ena Butler

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