I need your help! I am about a year late on this one but....with what feels like the constant annoyance of my roots, I've been thinking of a change - possibly a slight ombre?! This softer ombre is technically Balayage, a technique where they paint the colour on to your hair. Ombre and balayage hair is a trend that's been everywhere for quite some time now but it doesn't seem to have gone away just yet either.
Whilst I'm not really a fan of the very strong ombre effect I have started to consider maybe a slight blond ombre hair-do is the answer to my root woes?! I seriously feel I barely get two weeks out of my solid blonde look before I'm back to having a dark line down the middle of my head. We've all spotted it in my photos I'm sure (No, I don't already have ombre hair, at least not the intentional kind!). I hate it.
Part of my brain thinks getting my hair ombred (is that the term? not sure...) is the lazy way out and the other part totally accepts that it is and in-fact loves the idea for that very reason. I'm envisaging that 'I just spent a month on the beach' kind of look. Here's a few inspiration shots of the kind of ombre I'm considering...
|Whitney Port & Kaley Cuoco - Beautiful Blond Ombre|
|Slightly darker ombre - AnnaLynn McCord & Bar Rafaeli|
|...and some mere mortals rocking the look. Nice to know you don't have to be a celeb for it to look good!|
So, here's the thing, I have an appointment for a cut and colour tomorrow morning!
Now...if I was a normal person I could just go there, ask the colourist to give it a shot, see what I thought for a few weeks and then get it changed back if I didn't like it.
Saaaaaadly, that plan just DOES NOT fly with me!
You see, I have a slight phobia of having my hair done. I wrote a post a while back, 'Getting To The Root Of The Problem' about my anxiety over having my hair done and where it stems from. So considering a new colour/style is a massive decision for me! I'm quite concerned that it could end up too dark and a bit grungy for my style or I might feel it looks unkempt? Or...am I simply just way too late to get on this bandwagon??
So, I'm turning to you ladies and hoping you'll help me decided by giving me some advice....
What do you think of the Ombre/Balayage look?
Have you tried it and if so, what are your thoughts, do you like it? Any tips?
Most importantly, do you think I should try it or not?