Sombré is totally the new ombré, and you need it this summer.
There’s nothing prettier than sporting gorgeous sun-kissed hair in the summertime. If you don’t feel like waiting for the sun to work its magic, highlights are a quick fix for lightening and brightening your strands. While “ombré” hair coloring—lightened tips and darker roots—became ultra-popular last year, the “sombré” is a newer and softer version. We’ve compiled a gorgeous gradient of the prettiest blondes, brunettes and redheads on Pinterest with subtle sombrés and beachy highlights.
Handy Hint: Keeping your natural root color will save you money in the long term. Tell your stylist you’d like a “halo effect” with your own root color. That way, the only maintenence you’ll need to come back for is to add more highlights after yours have grown out. Without having to color your roots, you’ll save some serious cash.
Handy Hint: Ask your stylist to add more lightened pieces around your face. Not only does it frame your face nicely, but it brightens up your whole look.
Not sure what to ask for when you’re in the salon “hot seat”? Watch the video below to understand the terminology and feel more comfortable when discussing highlighting with your colorist.
Have you been wanting to try highlights or the “sombré” technique? Comment below!