What are Ombre Hair Extensions?
The word ‘Ombre’ is French. It means ‘shadow’ or shade’. When referring to hair it implies some form of ‘gradient’.
The ombre hair craze continues to be one of the most enduring fashion trends of the past few years and shows no signs of waning yet jet!.
The trend began back in 2010 and has evolved from being a subtle graduation of several shades of one colour to deliberate contrast dip dye options and striking combinations of colour.
It has lost no ground in being one of the hottest looks in magazines and runways the world over.
Why have Ombre hair extensions remained so popular?
The answer is simple. It is extremely low maintenance!
Never before has it been so easy to rock an on trend look with so little effort. For those of us who believe we were born to be blonde but never had the nerve to commit to a drastic colour change, this look provides the option to have that lighter sun kissed look while still being able to have our natural shade framing our face.
For those of us who might be braver and want to have lighter hair but know that within (what seems like) days re-growth is there glaring back at us in the mirror ombre is the answer. This takes the pressure off with less need for salon appointments and of course, the avoidance of yet more colour treatments, means that maintaining the condition of beloved tresses is much easier.
During winter months celebrities, in particular, are opting for a more dramatic dark-to-light transition but with a super-subtle velvety transition in shade from dark to light. But during summer months the ‘Sombre’ craze comes into it’s own.
What are Sombre Hair Extensions?
‘Sombre’ is a combination of two terms: ‘subtle’ and ‘ombre’.
It could almost be a combination of the words: ‘sun’ and ‘ombre’ because this colour trend lends itself so perfectly to ‘Beachy Waves’. The combination of dark and light blondes allows for a more subtle graduation of shades to look naturally sun-kissed.
But perhaps the most appealing aspect of this trend is that it doesn’t have to be perfect! We all love that fact. If it looks like you made little or no effort on your hair – all the better. Loose hap hazard curls and waves, a mix of shades in a random pattern all work together to make this the most natural and achievable ‘must have’ look.
Of course we all know that looking great doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Our Mongolian hair extensions curl brilliantly. Rub a small amount of argan oil onto the ends f your extensions and simply twist your hair into two braids for bed – you can even spritz on a light mist of water if your prefer. Voila! This will create a natural wave when you wake up and shake out your hair. It couldn’t be simpler!
Our ombre hair extensions come in a subtle blend from #10 which is a dark blonde through to #18 which is our dark ash blonde shade. This gives a totally natural beachy look. Or for a more dramatic look our shade #4 through to #10 gives a more noticeable effect. Find them on our ombre hair extensions page