Ombre at any age?

April 30, 2017

If you haven’t yet tried the ombre trend of dying your hair darker at the roots and lighter on the ends, it’s still a thing, and yes you still can.

I’ve been working with Hermosa Beach hairdresser, Dana Terrian, to achieve a more subtle color gradation on my locks. It keeps my look current, it means I can stretch out my appointments by a few weeks, plus it’s fun to try something different.

Dana has also developed a choppy cut for the ends that keeps my hair looking thicker while avoiding the blunt cut style. She razors only the bottom inch of my hair instead of the bottom two or three inches.

It’s not a big change to my usual look but I love it.

A good rule of thumb for going ombre: darker roots with high contrast lighter ends is good when you’re in your 20’s and 30’s. After that the extreme color change can look harsh and actually result in making you look older than you are. In your 40s, 50s, and 60s, a subtle ombre keeps you on trend and looking slightly younger than you are.

Here are some more subtle ombre looks you can show your hairdresser to create your new low on maintenance, high on style look!

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