Close
Expert Advice

How To: Backcombing Ombre Technique on Dark Hair

Alison Alhamed | September 30, 2013 | 10:56 AM

How To: Backcombing Ombre Technique on Dark HairMODERN Facebook fan Billie Jean Tjogas, a colorist at San Jose, Califonia's Headcase Salon, created this ombre color effect using Joico Verolight lightener. Her client LOVES it!

Here's how she did it:

"I took horizontal partings starting from the nape about 1 1/2 inches thick," she says. "Then, I backcombed at the base to about 3 inches down the hair shaft."

Next, she used Joico's Verolight lightener with 40-volume developer since she had been using black hair color, and then took 2-inch sections painted in a V-shape and saturated the ends. (LEARN MORE ABOUT THE V-SHAPED PARTINGS HERE.)

"I repeated these steps until I finished the whole head," she says. "I left on the lightener until her desired level was reached and then toned with equal parts Joico Chrome color B7 and A7 with activator."

For the second part of this two-step process, she applied lightener to the very tips and toned with Joico Chrome color 9V.

LIKE THIS? YOU'LL LOVE THESE!

How To: Color Melting and Ombre Formula and Steps

How To: Seamless Ombre Color Diffusion

Guy Tang Creates Balayage on Make-Up Artist Michelle Phan

Facebook Comments

More from Expert Advice

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

Teal To Big Chop To Tasteful Brunette Bob

Maggie Mulhern | February 8, 2017

When we saw this makeover on Instagram, we had to know more. Hairdresser Nicole Boccio of Cactus Salon and Spa  (@cactussalonsmithtown), Smithtown, New York, says "I had been doing a doubled processed blonde on Kelly Sampson for some time now. She came requesting 'mermaid hair'. She had 2 inches of level 5 roots." Here Boccio shares the details for this makeover.

Hair Color Trends Four session to silver
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Four Sessions To Silver

Maggie Mulhern | February 5, 2017

Kim Bruce (@themisfitblonde), co-owner of Monroe on Mane (@monroeonmane), Sturbridge, MA., specializes in blondes and hairdressing. "This guest has been a client of mine for almost a year now. It has taken four sessions to achieve our desired shade of silver blonde." Here Bruce shares the details for the transformation.

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Basic Blonde To Purple/Lilac Melt

Maggie Mulhern | February 9, 2017

Marianne Lohr (@mannie_mak), a freelance artist based in Bethlehem,PA., says "My new client came in to see me because she was never happy with her blonde and how gold/yellow it was. She wanted to be an all over platinum blonde at first, but then had mentioned how she's always wanted to have purple hair. Her dream came true that day." Details here.

Load More