HOW-TO: Damage-free Sunkissed Ombre Using Hair Extensions

By Lauren Salapatek | 07/01/2014 1:10:00 PM


Emily Kempf, colorist and Great Lengths Hair Extensions specialist at Fresh Salon on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee is known all around Music City for her work with hair extensions. Kempf is certified in both thermal and cold fusion methods of application. In this step-by-step, Kempf created a "Haute Hippie" sunkissed ombre look using Great Lengths Extensions. (Kempf was also a $10,000 grand prize winner in The Great Lengths Extensions Challenge.)

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"To create Addy's sunkissed ombre look, I used 300 strands of 18" 3D Sun FX strands in fine and extra fine bonds.

25 strands of 03/05

25 strands of 03/03 pre-blended with 25 strands of 04/28

75 strands of 04/28

50 strands of 04/28 pre-blended with 50 strands of 03/84.

"I mixed the colors in a traditional lengthening placement focusing the lightest shades underneath and around her face! She was styled with volume and texture to create loose waves for a modern bohemian look with accent braids.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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