Ombrè has taken over! The soft gentle blend from ones natural faded to a brilliant blonde has captivated clients of all types. It’s great on the eyes and easy on the budget. Since there’s no visible line of demarkation clients and skip a few color appointments without their hair suffering the consequences. Ombrè can been spotted everywhere from a movie set to a grocery store–you want it you go it. BSA hit the bleach and executed their technique ready to share it all with you. Here’s what we used:
- Color bowl
- Blondor bleach
- 40-volume developer
- Color brush
- Plastic wrap
We used 40-volume developer because our model had natural level 5 hair that’s extremely resistant to bleach (customize to fit your clients hair) Our little trick we’ve learned is: PLASTIC WRAP! It serves as a great way to free-form paint the bleach while keeping the bleach from drying out and offering perfect visibility between each section so to place your highlights in the perfect place, each time.
Step 1: Start by placing your first piece of plastic wrap on your clients back protecting your cape and the clients skin for your first section. Take a 2 inch horizontal section and get ready to slap on some bleach!
Step 2: Beginning at the ends saturate the ends of the hair with bleach in a slight V formation. Be aware not to leave a line of demarkation, feather upward. Only place your bleach on 1/4th of your section…you will be raising the level of saturation after every section. Place plastic wrap over your finished section.
Step 3: Continue with your second 2-inch section applying bleach in the same manner. This time around pain bleach over 1/3rd of your section. Remember…raise the amount you saturate the hair after each section. Continue painting in a V formation. Place plastic over finished section.
Step 4: Once you reach the sides carry them to back sections and paint in a slight diagonal back section carrying the bleach to around 2-3 inches from the scalp at it;s highest point to keep the blended out appearance.
Step 5: Bangs! My model had a swooping bang with a few layers which gives that great activation of highlights you see in our image. I applied the bleach accordingly to follow the same guidelines as the rest of the design. 1-2 sections max…still use the plastic wrap! If your client doesn’t have bangs customize your approach accordingly
I hope you found our How-To educational! The great game changer with this technique is the plastic wrap and how it allows you to see each section and apply the lightener in the perfect place…each time! Let us know what you think and if you attempted this on a model…we would LOVE to see it!