1. Consider Blonde Roots
The reverse ombre hair trend is all about switching things up. So instead of creating a root shadow, apply a blonde colour to the roots and sweep it down to the mid-lengths of hair, where it can melt into brighter tones. Our favourite lightener for this look is bond-strengthening BlondorPlex. If you're caring for a sensitive scalp, you can also lift locks up to seven levels with Blondor Soft Blonde Cream.
Once locks have lifted to the correct level, tone the lighter roots for maximum impact, choosing anything from an icy, platinum blonde to a warm-toned golden blonde. This look is ultra-versatile.
2. Brush On a Brighter Shade
Reverse ombre is designed to be more statement-making than traditional ombre, so lean into the drama with bolder colours on the mid-lengths and ends. As you'll see in the examples below, rainbow brights and pastel hues are the way to go – although dark hair hues in shades of chocolate brown or jet black will also turn heads. Talk to your client about the colour combo that works best for them. They could even switch it up from season to season, transitioning from pumpkin spice in fall to peach blonde lengths in spring.
3. Try a Semi-Permanent Color Mask
For clients who want to try a head-turning shade on the mid-lengths and ends but feel a little nervous, you could use a semi-permanent colour-depositing conditioner, like the Color Fresh Mask. It comes in a range of hues, including pastels, bolds and naturals. Apply their colour of choice to pre-lightened mid-lengths and ends for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. If they love it, they could then commit to a longer-lasting demi-permanent, semi-permanent or permanent hair colour next time, like Koleston Perfect, Color Touch or Color Fresh CREATE.