Monday, 11 June 2012

My new ombre hair!

Hey girlies!

I just thought I would do a quick post today to show you my new hair! After about six months of contemplating it I finally bit the bullet and booked myself an appointment at the hair dressers to get my hair dip-dyed. The finished result isn't how I initially planned for it to look (don't you love it when hair dressers don't listen to you) but thankfully I love it none-the-less! I was pretty nervous before and during the process, as the last time I did anything adventurous with my hair was when I was fourteen and had bright red flashes haha!

Taken with DSLR.

Taken with iPhone

I thought I would include the iPhone photograph as well because I think it captures the colour of my hair better because I didn't have to use flash, although it makes my face look horrendously washed out haha! I might update this post with better photos tomorrow when I have more adequate lighting to take them in.

The colour was achieved by just lightening my hair; no toner was needed which I am glad of as I was in and out of the hair dressers within an hour and a half. I am thinking of lightening the ends a little more myself though to create more of a gradient effect. I also had a lot of layers cut in to my hair to give it some shape, but they will show better when my hair is wavy or curly :)

What do you think of my new hair colour? Have you or are you thinking of jumping on the ombre bandwagon?

78 comments:

  1. i've been wanting to do this to my hair but i dont think it will suit, looks lovely on you though :) xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thank youu! You should go for it, I haven't seen anybody who it doesn't suit! x

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  2. I love it! It looks super cute!
    Where did you go to get it done?
    Also! What camera do you use if you don't mind me asking?

    Natasha Carly x
    http://prettylittlelives.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks sweet! I got it done at Johnson's in town in the upstairs bit which is cheaper aha :) I use a Nikon D5000 x

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  3. Oh my gosh I love it! The bottom colour is gorgeous :)
    You look lovely! x

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  4. OOOH I love it, looks amazing!! xx

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  5. I think you look gorgeous- it really suits you and is perfect for summer :)

    smazsays.blogspot.co.uk

    Sarah

    xx

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  6. ombre hair looks so nice on you, i'm contemplating dip dying my hair in the summer holidays haha :) x

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  7. love it! i've literally just ombred my hair at home and love it! i think i'm going to lighten the ends a bit!

    laura x
    lookatmyclothes.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh would love to see it! I think I want mine a little lighter too aha! x

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  8. Hair looks really lovely. :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Oh that is lovely! It actually really suits you. I know it isn't quite what you wanted but it's lovely!

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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    1. Thanks lovely! Yeahh, I like it none-the-less :) x

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  10. Your hair looks beautiful :) I love the ombre look :)
    Love Holz oxo
    http://beautifulsimplicity-holziepink.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Your hair looks amazing, I tried this look out just by doing a few strands, I was a little scared of doing it all but maybe after seeing yours I will add a few more streaks.

    http://sarahjanesobsessions.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank youu! Aww, I was scared of having mine done properly too but I'm glad I did :) You should do it! x

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  12. Thats really pretty, the lighter colour suits you well :) xx

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  13. It looks lovely!! Really love the effect xx

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  14. I love the hair! Suits you so nicely!
    I'd love to ombre my hair but I think it's too short to look nice! :(

    xx

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    1. Thank youu! I bet if you went to the hair dressers to get it done they could work out a style to suit short hair :) x

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  15. That colour is gorgeous on you - almost like flames! I'm super jealous! :( x

    misellyre.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. It looks great! I recently decided to get my hair ombre'd but chickened out last minute! You look gorgeous though!

    xo
    http://kelseylenay.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww you should go for it! I put mine off for so long but I'm glad I've had it done now! :) x

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  17. It looks fantastic! I like its a little more subtle. Definitely a technique Id leave for a professional.

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    1. Thanks lovely! Definitely, I couldn't trust myself to do it haha x

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  18. So pretty! I really love how it turned out!

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  19. :o your hair looks amazing! i love it!

    xx Veronica

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  20. I already seriously loved your hair. I also dig this ombre twist on it. Did you want it more gold and less copper, or? You can still work on getting exactly what you wanted, but, frankly, it does look fantastic exactly as it is now!!!
    Hugs,
    Melissa

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    1. Aww thanks sweet! I love the colour of it, I just wanted it a bit more subtle, more like highlights than a solid dip-dye... I love it anyway though! :) x

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  21. it looks amazing! you've got gorgeous hair anyway, but this gives it a bit of edge, lovely! x

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  22. Looks lovely!
    I've been really wanting to dip-dye my hair but I'm such a chicken haha.
    xx

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    1. Thank you! Go for ittt, I bet you'll love it :) x

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  23. your hair looks gorge x come and check out the new look goodies up for grabs on my blog xxx

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  24. I know I gushed about it on twitter already but omg Frances that is absolutely bloody gorgeous! You have amazing hair anyway but this takes it to a whole new level. Serious envy going on over here!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  25. This looks so pretty and your hair is in great condition.
    x

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    1. Thank you lovely! I was so frightened that my hair would be fried afterwards as it is so dark naturally aha x

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  26. It's beautiful! And your hair is so healthy and just generally woww :D

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  27. you are so pretty! your hair is amazing, dear!

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  28. Really pretty hair, it looks so lush and healthy.
    I love the ombre as well.
    I have ombre hair and I'm also thinking of lightening the ends

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww thank you! :) Ooh I think I am going to lighten mine soon, it seems to be the lightest in the middle at the moment aha x

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  29. I love this on you, it really suits you! x

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  30. Love it!! And it blends in to together really well! xx
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  31. Oh honey, you look stunning!!! I absolutely loooooove this look :) xx

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  32. It looks lovely, really nice shade with your natural dark colour! Its quite like Khloe Kardashians!

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    1. Thanks lovely! I just had to google Khloe Kardashians hair and it is quite similar isn't it? :) x

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  33. I am totally in love with how gorgeous this looks on you :) WOW!!
    You are TOO pretty
    xxx

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