1. Apply Brighter Shades of Blue
Maintenance for blue ombre hair actually begins in the salon. As long as your client is willing, take their blue hues brighter than desired from day one. That way, when their shade begins to fade, your client will have enjoyed vividness and vibrancy for longer. This is a great trick for extending the mileage of any rainbow colors – especially pastel hair tones.
2. Wash Hair with a Color-Kind Shampoo
To keep blue hues true, it’s crucial your client washes their hair with a color-kind shampoo. Our favorite for boosting vibrancy is INVIGO Brilliance Protection Shampoo, which is packed with nourishing ingredients. First up, it’s infused with antioxidants and Wella’s Metal Purifier, helping to prevent pollutants and metals from draining your shade. Plus, it’s also pH balanced, which means it closes the hair cuticle after coloring to enable better color retention. And, last but not least, it comes in two formulas – one for fine/medium hair and one for thick/coarse hair – each delivering a boost of glossy shine to any blue ombre hair look. Complete the routine with the INVIGO Brilliance Vibrant Conditioner.
3. Enhance Blues with a Color-Depositing Mask
If your client wants to refresh their tone at home, in between salon visits, introduce them to the Color Fresh Mask in Blue or (if their shade is pastel with a hint of green) Mint. To be used in place of their usual conditioner on clean, towel-dried hair, this color-depositing treatment revives their shade in just 10 minutes. Plus, it’s infused with nourishing oils, so it leaves colored locks soft and moisturized. Pro tip: if their ombre features a blonde and they want to blitz brassiness, they can also use the Pearl Blonde mask to neutralize any yellow tones.
Now you’ve got plenty of blue ombre inspiration, go ahead and create your own melting masterpieces. Don’t forget to share them with us on Instagram by tagging us @WellaHairUSA and @WellaEducation.
* Based on Wella Master Brand USD sales on the 2022 Salon Hair Care Study for the hair coloring products category published by Kline.
** When using Wellaplex N°2 with BlondorPlex, versus BlondorPlex alone