Ombre? Sombre? Colormelt? Join The Conversation!

Maggie Mulhern | September 2, 2014 | 7:33 AM

Hairdressers are the kings and queens of making up words. The ombre "craze" may be softening, but most colorists and clients agree it is a pretty perfect and practical design.

Ombre has morphed into sombre (soft ombre) and now color melt (the more gentle variation that has more color closer to the root, melting down to more solid ends).

Or is that how you see it?

MODERN has been having this conversation on the definition and the future of the look for months. Please weigh in. Share your own definition of any of these looks and any of the new words that YOU use to describe the color effect. We know you have them!

haircolor credits for the looks shown here, from left:

ombre: Gina Bianca @the_hair-doctor

sombre: AR Salon @arsalonhb

colormelt: Dominique Limone (@limonetree)

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