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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR HAIR LIKE THAT?!

I always wanted to do something different with my hair, and for some reason or another, always ended up chickening and backing out, not being able to risk my black locks for something a little... lighter. Ombre hair is a definite trend that will continue into spring and summer, and the best part of it is that it's a super "lazy" style that looks great kept or not.

The inspiration:

Rumi , via Fashion Toast.com
&...
Actress Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch, Sorority Row...etc)

Although there are many celebrities with great "ombre'd" hair, I decided to draw from inspirations who had similar hair & skin tone colouring to me. Jamie Chung and Rumi "Fashion Toast" were good picks for someone with hair as dark as mine. I really wanted hair that would eventually get blonder at the ends...
SO MY PROCESS...
So, my sister and I started with this "bleaching cream" from the drug store, but that was a HUGE fail. It was by Garnier, and barely lightened our hair. We went on a late night "shoppers" run that night, and picked up a stronger bleach, and a honey-blonde drug store colour. The bleach was alot stronger, (it was by "ice cream" and came in powder packets), and then we coated our hair with the blonde colour afterwards. I was at first hating how brassy my hair looked, but after a day and a wash, I got used to it. I hope to "blonde" the ends even more this summer.

THE END RESULT:
This was pretty drastic for me but I actually love it. Initially, I wanted to dye it darker again, but then it wouldn't be "ombré" hair. I can't wait till my hair gets longer &ready for the summer.

xoxo Rach


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