The Tools Used:
Step 2: Since the bottom of the hair will be the lightest, decide how far up your hair you want the lightest shade to reach. (I covered roughly 4 inches of my ends) Divide your hair in sections. I divided all of my hair in six sections- three sections on each side of my head.
Step 3: You can use a brush (included in kit) or your gloved hands to apply the bleach mixture to the ends. Cover the ends with bleach mixture. *They key to making the ombre look natural, is that you don’t want to apply the bleach in a precise line. Where the color ends, use the brush sideways and paint several small brush strokes, and then rub it in between your fingers, envisioning that you want the newly bleached hair to diffuse softly into your unbleached hair. You want a natural gradient.
The lines represent brush strokes. The image on the right shows the correct way of applying the bleach. (I apologize if it’s not easy to comprehend in writing)
Apply the bleach to each strand of hair.
Step 4: Then, wrap foil around the area where the bleach was applied. It’s not completely necessary, but it makes everything cleaner while you’re waiting for the bleach to process.
It depends on the color of your hair for the time you need to keep the bleach in. Open the foil every now and then to check on the progess.
Step 6: After rinsing/washing your ends, blowdry (or air dry) the ends with low heat.
Step 7: Now, repeat, but this time, we are going to apply the bleach higher up. I used my hands for this – I put some bleach mixture in my palm and rubbed it in my hands and applied it to my hair as if I was applying a finishing cream to my hair. Starting from the back of the middle of my head, I brought the product down my hair, very lightly coating each section. To further blend the product, comb through the hair with a brush/comb. Then, saturate the ends as done previously, and wrap the strands in foil again.
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup in Warm Golden (Review soon to come!)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer & MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Guerlain Meterorites (to set foundation)
MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzer
MAC Crew Highlight Powder
Maybelline Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil
Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow (all over lid)
MAC Soba Eyeshadow (blended in crease)
MAC Handwritten Eyeshaow (define crease and outer-v)
Bobbi Brown Black Ink Gel Eyeliner (top and bottom lash line)
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara
In some of the photos I’m wearing Revlon Strawberry Shortcake Lip Butter (light pink) and MAC Morange Lipstick (neon orange)
*As a disclaimer, I’m not a hair stylist, I just like to experiment a lot with my hair! If you’re interested in doing the same thing to your hair – do lots of research! Bleach is damaging to your hair, so you have to be very careful when using it on your own. Getting it professionally done is your best bet, unless you have experience with hair dye, etc.
This style isn’t for everyone, so I won’t be offended if you don’t like it! I think it’s a fun look for the time being.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll talk to you all soon!