MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
Trend Alert - ‘Ombre’ Hair
We’ve all seen Drew Barrymore making a statement with her ‘Ombre’ hair
lately, but it seems she’s not on her own in loving this unique style as other
celebs have been jumping on the ‘Ombre’ bandwagon this summer. You can create your
own cool ‘Ombre’ hair using HeadKandy hair extensions.
So what is ‘Ombre’ hair I hear you cry ... well it looks a bit like you’ve
forgotten to dye your roots for a while, but in a good way ... the roots and
top of the hair are darker and they slowly fade down into lighter tips... it
may sound a bit outlandish, but as we’ve seen with celebs like Drew Barrymore,
Alexa Chung, Rachel Bilson, Hilary duff and Kristin Cavallari, this look can
really work and it looks set to be big this autumn!!
If you fancy trying out a bit of ‘Ombre’ for yourself then you have a few
If you have dark roots or hair similar to shades Espresso or Melted Chocolate
then you can spice up your do by adding some single strips in Tanned Blonde or
LA Blonde, dying the roots of these extensions by two shades darker would
create a more natural ‘Ombre’ look as your hair subtly fades from dark to
Alternatively, if you’re a block colour brunette and you want a more subtle
take on the ‘Ombre’ look then you could try a full head set in either Iced Coffee or Cappuccino Highlights to add some drama! Again, dying the roots
of the extensions would give you a more faded effect.
‘Ombre’ hair is definitely an acquired taste and you’ll either love it or hate
it, but it seems it’s around to stay for the moment at least so why not
Ombre-fy your own locks with HeadKandy hair extensions...?
posted by HEADKANDY CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS August 30, 2010 7:35
permalink Clip In Hair Extensions comments (16)
[ Posted by Debi, September 06, 2010 11:02 ]
Does Megan Fox have extensions? If so what shade and length would I need to recreate her look? Loooveee headkanndyy there the best extensions ever! :)
[ Posted by admin, September 08, 2010 7:38 ]
Hi Debi, It's very likely that Megan wears extensions. She has lots of different looks but as a general guide you could try the 20-22inch full head set in the shade Organic Black xx
[ Posted by casey, January 06, 2011 14:10 ]
I have mid-legnth ombre hair, but i miss having long hair and would like to get some extensions. how can i achieve the ombre look with extensions if my hair is allready higlighted? x
[ Posted by admin, January 13, 2011 7:39 ]
Try some extensions in the same shade as your own highlights. You can dye the roots of the hair extensions and your own hair (be sure to see s tylist about this), then drag some of the dye down to the ends - be sure to leave out some of the lighter peices.
[ Posted by Becca, October 17, 2011 14:36 ]
I am trying to get the ombre effect with extensions. My hair is about a chocolate brown and i was thinking of getting two shades darker of extensions. Would that look like the ombre? (I know it's reversed of the dark to light. My hair can't take any lightening.)
[ Posted by admin, November 28, 2011 8:58 ]
Hi there! If you wanted a reverse of the ombre effect to use with something like Melted Chocolate then Espresso would be one shade darker and Organic would be two shades darker :) I think Organic would probably give you more of a contrast against Melted chocolate ... feel free to email the team if you need any further advise, email@example.com ♥♥
[ Posted by estella, December 15, 2011 2:45 ]
Hello, i want to do ombre hair but i have short short shoulder lenght thin hair in colour mokkabrown i want to blend extensions in it to achieve a ombre hair wich colour should i take. thx
[ Posted by admin, December 17, 2011 6:11 ]
Hi there! It sounds as though you may still be able to create an ombre effect with hair extensions ... it sounds as though a 12-14" full head set may be best for you, but I would really recommend measuring downwards from the top of your ear to check the length :) If you email the HK team at firstname.lastname@example.org they can advise on your best options for achieving an ombre look :) ♥♥
[ Posted by Yadi, December 25, 2011 14:51 ]
Hi, I have black hair but I want to do something different to it, the ombre look caught my attention, do you think I can try the cappuccino highlights? If so will I have to dye my hair to a much lighter color? Thanks.
[ Posted by admin, December 30, 2011 3:40 ]
Hi there :) If you're looking to create an ombre effect with black hair then you may be able to use HeadKandy extensions that are a shade or two lighter than your base shade to achieve this look ... so something like shade Espresso could be used for lighter ends for the ombre look. It may be possible to dye the tops of the wefts up to two shades darker to blend with your base shade and create the gradual fade from dark to lighter ... just be sure to conduct a strand test first and follow all guideline. It would be worth emailing the HK team at email@example.com with pics of your hair so they can advise further xx
[ Posted by meghan, January 26, 2012 17:44 ]
Hello! I previously purchased melted choclated 20" extensions and then I now have ombre highlights so I can no longer wear my melted chocolate extens. I want to get a new set and do as you have said above and have my stylist darken the roots of the extensions. Could you please advise if the pic above for Lilly Aldridge's ombre would use the tanned blonde or the La blonde? I have the exact color as her. Thank you!
[ Posted by admin, January 27, 2012 1:40 ]
Hi Meghan! I'm not sure we have an exact match, but I think Malibu Blonde may be the closest match for that pic of Lilly :) You can always email the HK team with pics of your own hair so they can check if this is the best option for you :) firstname.lastname@example.org ♥♥
[ Posted by Charlotte, February 05, 2012 9:56 ]
Hello, i have short hair and am growing out my hair however, i am thinking about buying extensions and this ombre style is something i have been thinking about. Have you got any tips for me if i am thinking of purchasing extensions? My hair is chocolate brown.
[ Posted by admin, February 07, 2012 2:04 ]
Hi Charlotte! With the ombre look, we generally recommend going a shade or two lighter than your base shade for the extensions to create ombre tips ...so if your hair is around shade Melted Chocolate then something like Hot Toffee could work ... it would be great if you could email the HeadKandy team with pics of your hair so they can advise further on your best options :) email@example.com ♥♥
[ Posted by Lincy, February 28, 2012 12:53 ]
Hi! I have black hair that is already ombre colored from the lower middle to the ends from black to brown with some very light brown strands here and there. I don't want to redo the color to minimize damage so I want to get extensions to amp up the look. I don't mind being really light right on the ends, as long as the rest looks ombre. What color extensions would go well with this and blend? Thank you!!
[ Posted by admin, March 07, 2012 6:09 ]
Hi there :) Thanks for your comment! Could you possibly email the HK team with some pics of your hair so they can advise on your best options for your current ombre look? :) firstname.lastname@example.org ♥♥
[ Posted by Chloe, April 28, 2012 7:05 ]
Hi, I really love this look although I'm apprehensive to try and achieve this look myself. I have brown hair and currently wear iced coffee extensions, is there anyway the team could maybe create a ready to sell ombre set of extensions as a new shade? Thanks :) xx
[ Posted by Lauren macdonald, May 04, 2012 14:36 ]
Hi I was going to dye my hair 3/4 6 1/4 5 riches diacolour.I was wondering what hair extensions would match this.As I was considering melted chocolate.
[ Posted by Daisy, June 07, 2012 22:10 ]
Hi! I want to minimize damaging the extensions but yet still do the ombre look. Do you recommend buying lighter shade and coloring the top to my color or purchase a similar color and dying the tips lighter. thank you!
[ Posted by admin, June 24, 2012 14:09 ]
Hi Chloe :) I will definitely pass your comments on to the team. :) Though you can create the ombre look by choosing hair extensions just a shade or two lighter than your base shade. :) Email the team if you want any help with this at all. :) xx
[ Posted by admin, June 24, 2012 14:20 ]
Hey Daisy :) We would recommend choosing hair extensions that are a shade or two lighter than your base shade to create the ombre look. It can be possible to dye the top of the wefts up to 2 shades darker to create the fade from dark to light. :) Our extensions can be dyed up to 2 shades darker, but they can't be bleached or lightened at all. Always be sure to conduct a strand test and follow the HK care guide closely. Why not email the team with some pics so they can check your best options? :) xx
[ Posted by admin, June 24, 2012 14:23 ]
Hi Lauren! Could you possibly email the team with some pics of your hair so they can check your best shade match? :) xx
[ Posted by Alondra, August 01, 2012 0:35 ]
Hey ! I was wondering if I can use the dye it yourself extensions and dye it half dark brown and leave the rest the color it came as ?
[ Posted by debbie, August 29, 2012 8:39 ]
I have very dark brown hair, and was going to buy hot toffee then dye the tops of the wefts dark brown, will this work?
[ Posted by Hollie, November 09, 2012 16:53 ]
My hair shade is roughly organic brown black (some parts slightly lighter) are there any highlighted extensions that you would recommend? Are shades such as cappuccino highlights too light?
[ Posted by Zara, February 22, 2013 15:27 ]
I have short blonde hair, however was hoping to die my hair a light brown and get blonde bonded extensions, in order to get the ombre look? is this possible? or would it look very obviously extensions?
[ Posted by admin, April 16, 2013 2:29 ]
It should work, just remember to check with a stylist who can give you a good consultation first : )
[ Posted by admin, April 16, 2013 2:38 ]
Yeah Cappuccino would be too light but organic should be really nice for you. Perhaps get some extra single wefts in a lighter shade such as metled choc as this will be a really nice way to add some subtle shade reflections : )
[ Posted by admin, April 16, 2013 2:46 ]
Yeah this should work well for creating an ombre look. Just be sure to try a test strand first : )
[ Posted by admin, April 16, 2013 2:54 ]
Sure this should be fine, be sure to do a strand test first.. but I think it will come out really nice : )