Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ombre.

Hello! 
I hope everyone is having a great summer. I can't believe it's already almost mid August! Luckily, us quarter kids don't start till late September, so I still have some time to relax and enjoy the summer sun. To all you semester kids, high schoolers, and everyone already working, good luck on this upcoming school year! Take advantage of this fresh start :)

This summer, I took summer school from late June to end of July, so I've only been home for a little less than two weeks. I've been enjoying being able to catch up with old high school friends and just chill at home with family. Yesterday, I was quite bored and decided to do something spontaneous... so I dyed my hair!  

I've been contemplating Ombre hair for awhile, but I thought it would only look good on girls with lighter hair. However, seeing how great it looked on Ashlee Simpson and Rachel Bilson, I finally decided to go through with it. If you're unfamiliar with what ombre hair is, it's basically when the color of your hair has a gradient effect. It is the most dark at your roots gradually getting lighter till it reaches the tips where it is the lightest. 


 Me being gutsy and honestly semi-broke, I decided to do it myself after watching a lot of youtube tutorials. If you're contemplating doing this yourself, I suggest you watch this one!

I decided to get the L'Oreal Frost and Design in Caramel. This is originally intended as a highlighting kit. I did highlight my hair as well to help the ombre effect blend in my hair, but I mainly used the dye for the ends of my hair. It has lightening properties in it, enabling the dye to lift even darker hair colors.  This dye actually works surprisingly fast, so if you use it I suggest that you check your hair often. My hair became light brown in about 20 minutes! Since I have super dark hair, the lighter parts do seem slightly brassy...nothing a toning shampoo can't fix!
 
After lots of hole poking, aluminum foil ripping, and inhaling disgusting fumes, here are the results: 

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I know this look isn't for everyone, but I think it's a fun change for now!
What do you guys think? 

Superlove & Endless Summers, 
Emily 

P.S. Even my older brother helped me! Yay for nice siblings :)

18 comments:

  1. Looks good! I love your haircut btw! :)

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  2. Thanks Renee :) My friend actually cut it for me, for free! ~Emily

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  3. Hey girl! You left a nice comment on my blog so I had to check out yours too! This hairstyle is so cool! Ive always wanted to try that too. but Im afraid it wont look good on me. lol. its Kristine from RealAsianbeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. Hey Emmi thanks for dropping by my blog :) I agree with you, 100% natural jojoba oil will probably be better for your hair in the long run than the processed Moraccanoil. Let me know how that works out for you! :)

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  5. @Kristine: You should try it if you can! I suggest going from dark brown/black to a medium brown. You can always go lighter later.

    @Keyta: Thank you for the lovely compliment! :)

    @Fashion to Go: No problem! I love seeing all your outfits. When I try the Jojoba I'll definitely update you!

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  6. Hi, I love your ombre hair! you look like a doll :)

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  7. Ombre is so nice, its really soft and pretty on you!

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  8. That gradient is so pretty! I tried this a few months back and as I feared... it just looked like I was too lazy to color my roots lol. Yours actually look really really good.

    Great blog by the way, following ya! And the GIF in the sidebar is so cute haha :)

    herumbrella.blogspot.com

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  9. It looks so good on you.(:

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  10. wow your brother did an awesome job and you look absolutely beautiful! I esp love the last picture. You look so happy haha

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  11. thanks for dropping by my blog! :) love your hair :) hahaha i'm lazy to use blush.....hehehe but thanks for the tip dearie

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  12. Omg! I've been thinking about doing this with my hair too! I think it looks really great on you & I like that it's subtle but also very visible. Oh & I usually don't even wear studs, I barely wear earrings. Sometimes I feel too "fancy" even with studs :x hahaha but yes, the danglys are good for special occasions (:

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  13. you DIY this?!!!

    wow i love it i have been wanting to do it for some time but i didnt know what color i wanted and just didnt dare...

    lovely blog babe!!!

    http://street-chic-blahhhhh.blogspot.com/

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  14. cute layers

    <3 Ivy
    www.pocketfulofapples.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies! I'm glad to know this DIY dye job didn't turn into a complete disaster :) ~Emily

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  16. Wow, you did a fab at Ombre hair! It looks so natural and professionally done! I've wanted to have ombre hair for the longest time but I've been too scared to do it myself, haha.

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