DYI Ombre'Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:12 AM
Having been cursed with extremely curly/ frizzy hair, I have never been able to be daring with my cuts. Always keeping my hair fairly long with the exception of the time I donated my hair to Locks for Love, but even so, it was still slightly above my shoulders. I have toyed with the idea of a pixie cut, or a long bob, but I fear I would end up looking like a lost member of the Jackson five rather than Twiggy. That being said, I have never been afraid to play with color. I have been Brown, Black, Blonde, Highlighted, Magenta, Red and for the past few years ombre'. It really started by accident. Once I had my son and my free time was not as abundant as it once was, I was unable to make my monthly trips to the salon to get highlighted. I began dying my roots as the highlights grew out. I was in desperate need of a hair cut and went to a new Salon that offered the ombre' look! I was excited to have a professional execute a look I had been pulling off for months. What did I get? A one process black hair color. Nary a highlight, let alone the gradient ombre' look. Again, I tried a professional, but this time, I ended up looking like the love child of Tony The Tiger and Ginger Spice. Orange and yellow stripes right to the root, again no ombre'! A full fledged debacle. I could not be seen with this hair. I had events to attend... I could not have this hair live in infamy through photographs. I took my hair new hair don't to Sally's Beauty Supply and pleaded for help. Within 25 Minutes I had new root color, toners, conditioners for over processing, and new techniques to execute the exact look I was going for. I think it turned out ok. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the ladies at Sally Beauty Supply, Providence Highway in Dedham, MA!