The Sombré: The modern, more Subtle Ombré

What do Alexa Chung, Rachel McAdams and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, have in common? More than a hand-full of celebrities sported their glossy ‘Sombre’ed’ locks at this years Met Ball. Click HERE to check out all the gorgeous gowns on Vogue.co.uk.

Rachel McAdams, Gisele Bündchen, Leighton Meester, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Emma Stone, Alexa Chung at the 2014 Met Ball Images: Vogue.co.uk

Rachel McAdams, Gisele Bündchen, Leighton Meester, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Emma Stone, Alexa Chung at the 2014 Met Ball
Images: Vogue.co.uk

The trending, lightening technique, known as Balayage or the Subtle Ombré, has been around Europe and the US for over two years now.   It’s a gorgeous, more classic version of the Ombré, where the ends of your hair are subtly lighter than your roots.   Going to the salon for constant root touch-ups, (whether it is for highlights or solid colour), can be extremely time consuming and costly. The Sombré continues looking fab as it grows out. Got to love a low maintenance hair colour!   I bothered, Spoilt Salon’s, Shoneez Warrington, until she agreed to give me the ‘Sombré-over.’ Here are some behind the scenes pics, showing the technique used to achieve  the subtle colour change on the hair ends.  The-Sombre-Process-LR

  • The hair stays dry for colour application.
  • Alternate sections are teased and the colour/lightener is painted on.
  • Each colour section is sealed in foil.
  • You will… absolutely… look like you are receiving satellite communication from alien life forms, while the colour is processing!
  • If you’d like your roots slightly richer, this is when the deeper colour is painted onto the roots and blended.
  • To the basin for a wash, deep conditioning treatment and a relaxing scalp massage…aaaaaah!
  • A quick trim, blow dry, spritz of Moroccan Oil Hairspray for shine, and ‘Voila!!!”

SOMBRE-Spoilt-salon-beauty-report Sombre-before-after Go treat yourself to a new look! Enjoy the rest of the week! xB

Author: Bernice Dodd

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  1. I love your glow…please share your secret?

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