human hair color

Trend Alert: Ombre Hair Color, Yay or Nay?

by Diana Ajih on June 14, 2010

in Hairstyles

Ombré Hair How-To:

When it comes to our hair, color is everything and we do love a fresh sun kissed hair do. I like to explore hair colors and it seems that the newest trend on the scene is ombre hair trend. It’s been seen down the Proenza Schouler runway and on celebs too! It won’t be long until the two-toned hair start popping up everywhere.

But what do you think? Is this trend a yay or a nay?

Honestly, I like this hot look and so does Lauren Conrad. It looks great on her… wouldn’t you agree? Kristin Ess of Chris McMillan salon is the woman behind Lauren Conrad’s hair color.

 Ombre hair:  How to Dye Lauren Conrad’s Summer Hair Ombre Style!

Lauren’s ombre hair color starts with a low volume smudge which only stays on for 15 minutes and takes her natural color to a slightly warmer more golden tone. Kristin then carefully applied a baby highlight around the hairline. Lastly, she added free handed highlights that get heavier toward the bottom, creating a more natural, believable, beachy summer blonde.

ombre hair color, lauren conrad ombre hair

Lauren Conrad leaving the Chris McMillan Salon after getting her color done by Kristin Ess

Whitney Port has also been rocking the ombre hair blonde look for a while now. Here she is seen on the red carpet at a Nylon summer event party wearing a sleek do. The extra shine brings out the two toned color which makes her blonde ombre hair look even more amazing. Also done by Kristin Ess.

ombre hair color, whitney port ombre hair

Whitney Port at Nylon Mag Young Hollywood Event

How To Achieve Whitney Port’s Sleek Strands

1. use a soy-based leave in conditioner

2. apply a small amount of Moroccan oil to the ends of the hair

3. flat iron the hair using a Croc flat iron and smooth with an Elchim blow-dryer.

I love the ombre look on just about any hair length, but I gotta say that Lauren and Whitney pull off the ombre look well on their long hairstyles!