What is ombre hair?
From the French word meaning “shadow”, ombre is a hair color look that starts dark at the roots of the hair and becomes lighter towards the ends. This offers three major advantages for the client.
First and foremost, it’s extremely convenient. Ombre leaves the root area natural (or dark, very close to the natural base) so it doesn’t create an obviously visible root effect in the first two months.
The second advantage is that, around the face, the fact that the base is left natural means that, while the overall look is transformed, it nevertheless harmoniously complements the natural complexion and eye color that Mother Nature gave us.
Thirdly, the ends (far from the face) being 3 to 5 levels lighter, offer the possibility for a brunette to wear blonde colors while staying her natural brunette shade around the face.
It could be said that ombre offers every brunette the possibility of achieving their dream blond shade!
Back in 2013, Ombre hair color was five levels lighter on the ends. Later came “Sombre” (soft ombre) techniques, only 3 levels lighter on the ends, which were more suitable for certain complexions and even more wearable.