I hope everyone is having a lovely summer. For us summers means an escape from Dubai. Since the temperatures here are crazy during this time of the month. We usually tend to plan our escape to cooler regions. Well, summers in Europe are interestingly what winters in Dubai look like. Before we begin our travels we love to change it up a bit with our hair color. Always love experimenting and going lighter during the summer. This time around I decided to color my hair a few shades lighter. I have always been obsessed with Ombre and that seamless flow of colors. It was time I give it a go.
What is ombre hair?
The hair world borrowed the term ‘ombre‘ from the 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.
Where we decided to do our hair?
VK Beauty Lounge located in JBR, a first-class beauty lounge bar offering services specializing in hair, makeup, nails and more.
Consultation with the senior stylist
Upon consultation I discussed with the senior hair stylist Katerina at VK beauty lounge how I can achieve a beautiful seamless ombre without causing damage to my hair. Since it is an ombre the use of bleach is inevitable. Adding 4 to 5 strands of of these highlights to the outer rims of the face is what was suggested by the stylist to cause the least damage. The whole idea was to do what they term as ‘reverse contouring’ which involved coloring the hair with a beautiful chocolate brown color first and then adding few highlights to create a contour effect. Since the ends were already pretty light the concentration was more on the top part of the hair.
Point to note: Always make sure your salon uses Olaplex while they color your hair. Olaplex precisely is a system that permanently rebuilds the damaged disulphide bonds in your hair that are broken during the chemical process. If you’ve over-bleached or had your hair highlighted for years, Olaplex allows you to rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of your hair; a ‘reset’ for your locks. Olaplex treatment promises to leave your hair strong throughout lightening and colouring process. YES PLEASE!
Here stylists Angela and Nada start with few strands of highlights – this is a total of 5 strands of highlights all over. Since this part involves bleach I wanted it to be very limited to few sections.
Next a rich chocolate bronze chocolate brown color is applied on the remaining hair on the top. The ends are also lightened using a brushing technique.
After waiting for sometime, it was now time to wash off all the color. Shampoo, conditioner and toners were then applied to neutralize the hair color.
Okay guys so here is the final outcome of the whole process and I love it. It is a SEAMLESSLY FLOWING OMBRE. Which is what I absolutely love! All the colors are well blended into each other, there are no streaks of any individual color shown in the hair at all. All in all they did a fabulous job and made sure my color was tailored to my needs, which is less damage whilst still having that perfect sunset ombre.
VK Beauty Lounge and Bar is located in Rimal Walk Plaza in JBR, for bookings contact them on + 97145656011