(Ed. Note: We were pretty leery of this whole ombre hair thing, until our sales intern waltzed in the office one day looking fantastic with her own DIY job. We demanded that she write down her method for our beloved readers/us mostly)
I’m someone who rarely gets her hair cut and almost never dyes it. The last and only time I did anything was in 10th grade when I dyed the underside of my hair fire-engine red to accompany my totally rad side bangs and sweet Saves the Day hoodie. Besides those years, I have always had very dark brown, wavy, boring hair (Ed. Note: Preposterous. Her hair is beautiful). Fast forward 5 years, and although my style and taste in music has improved a bit, I still have the same exact haircut and color as I did when I was 18.
The other day, I realized this and knew I had to do something. Like right away, not the next day, but at that moment. No salons are open at 9:30pm and I didn’t want to spend $400 on my hair anyway…
But…who needs professionals when we have the internet?
After browsing hairstyles, I decided to go with the ombre, two-toned look, and knew that the only reasonable option was to do it myself, so I did. And so can you.
Step 1: Find the type of ombre hair you like the most
Being a naturally dark brunette, I thought I might look completely ridiculous with blonde in my hair. After seeing tons of dark haired ladies with ombre hair online, I realized this could actually turn out okay. Some girls have only a tiny portion of blonde at their ends, and others have opted to lighten almost all over. I knew I wanted something in the middle so I felt Lily Aldridge and Rachel Bilson were the closest to the image in my head. Next, I pulled up a bunch of photos to have as references during the dying process.