Fall Update: Ombre Hair Color

Fall is here and clients are rushing in for seasonal color updates—taking their inspiration from golden leaves, spiced chai, and toasty orange pumpkins. Prepare yourself by reviewing this list of Donna Bella ’s extensive ombre tips and tutorials.

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Full Disclosure: Managing Clients' Color Expectations

No matter how outrageous the request, clients expect you to create beautiful color and keep their hair healthy and strong.

The Dos and Don'ts of Ombre

When it comes to creating an ombre effect, there are many factors to consider. What colors you want, how smooth you want your transition to look, and the color of the original hair all come into play. Fear not! Here’s a list of dos and don’ts for working with ombre combinations to help you pull off the effect with flying colors (no pun intended)!

HOW-TO: Navy #BLUEOMBRE Hair Color by L'Oreal Professionnel

Try this #BLUEOMBRE look by L’Oréal Professionnel International Ambassador  Matthew Collins, @matthewstylist.

MAKEOVER: Going For A Vanilla Blonde Melt

"This client wanted a true vanilla blonde color melt," says Holly Nakaoka (@headlesshairdresser) of Amber Rene Salon, Sandy, Utah. "Each place she went, she was less than satisfied with the work that was done on her." Here she shares the details for the makeover.

MAKEOVER: Three Sessions Of Beauty

Jenn Malone (@jmalonehair) at Agence Salon, San Dimas, California, says her client "had 85% virgin hair. Her goal is to be a 'rooty' platinum blonde while still keeping the 'lived in' look. My main goal was to get her to her desired color, while still maintaining the integrity of her hair. Patience is the key in achieving this!" How to here.

MAKEOVER: 2 Steps To Ashy Ombre

Jack Martin (@JackMartinColorist) of Jack Martin Studio, Tustin, California, posted this impressive makeover and we just had to share. Here Martin shares the details for this makeover.

From Abrupt Ombré to Soft Color Melt

The harsh lines of this ombre have been softened and melted.

Hotheads Introduces Colormelts, Inspired by Ombre and Balayage

This fall, Hotheads Hair Extensions introduces Colormelts, a new hair extension collection inspired by hand painted color techniques like ombre and balayage.

Kadus Professional Formula: Reverse Ombre by Caroline Kim

The concept of this Kadus Professional look is to have lightness at the base, then transition into deeper colors toward the ends.

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