If you want to know how to do a professional ombre, we’ve got you covered. Take note of these three processes to achieve the perfect graduation of tones…
1. Shade the Root
For clients who are happy with their root color, you can skip this root-shading step. Otherwise, select a shade that suits their desired look in a demi-permanent, semi-permanent or permanent formula, and apply with a tint brush to the root section. For clients who want to disguise stray silver hairs at the same time, we love permanent Koleston Perfect, which gives you up to 100% gray coverage.
2. Apply Pre-Lightener
You may need to use a pre-lightener through mid-lengths to ends on darker hair. Try Blondor Freelights to ensure the ombre-d color you apply on top really pops. Sweep it from where you want the fade to begin down to the tips, then use a fine-toothed comb to guide the root-shading downwards so the two tones melt together.
3. Tone to Perfection
After shading and lightening locks, rinse and dry hair before you apply your ombre hues. Then, mix up two color formulas; one medium tone and one lighter shade for the tips. Apply the medium shade in a band that starts where the root shading ends, then apply the lighter shade from where the medium shade ends, down to the tips. Allow to develop, wash out, and you’ve got the ombre hair of dreams.