Dip Dye, Ombre, Color Melting! Who Invented It?
Have you ever thought you were the one to invent a new hair coloring technique?
Let me tell you, I felt so brilliant when I discovered color melting. A low maintenance technique that could be used on any hair type. The key was no more roots! My clients thank me all the time for coming up with something so great!
I have been doing this “color melting” for years. It gives my client the best of both worlds. No more roots and no more of that hi-lights-that-grow-out-of-their-head look! I got inspired one day when I saw this little girl with medium brown hair with blonde tips. It was natural and beautiful. I had to somehow come up with a way to create this look for my clients. Well, here came color melting! Or so I thought…
Before I knew it all the celebrities were wearing their hair this way and calling it ‘ombre’. ‘Ombre’ is a French word meaning shaded or shading. Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. In the fashion world, ombre is a fabric coloring process that goes from a pale tone to a darker tone of color. We have reversed this technique, but it’s the same concept. I always say that hair is a fabric so why not use a fabric technique for hair coloring. Regardless of what the proper term is; hair is fabric and however you get inspired to color your fabric it’s in your hands. So if it’s called color melting, color blending, color blocking or hair painting there all similar in technique of “OMBRE”. It’s all creative and we can all take the credit for coming up with it.
I’m so excited to see what the next big color technique will be!!!