Ombré...I've been talking about doing it a lot, the last time in this post. Yesterday I was so bored (even though I should have been learning...) that I decided to go to the hairdresser and to finally get the ombré look for my hair. I didn't want to get it done at the hairdresser where I normally just go to get my bangs cut but a more elegantly looking hairdresser right around were I live came back to my mind. I had never entered this hairdresser's shop as it looked quite expensive but when I took a closer look at it yesterday there was one thing that immediately caught my eye: they are a Redken salon having Redken certified hair colorists working over there. Jackpot!I entered to see if I would need an appointment and to ask if they could even do the ombré style. I got an appointment for the other day and the answer to my question: "If we can't do the ombré look, who can?". That was clear so this morning at 8:30 I went back there and got the treatment of my life. I spent 4 hours in this salon, only had kind and good-humoured hairdressers, got a good consultation, was supplied with a drink and fashion magazines and everybody tried to make my stay as comfortable and cheerful as possible. Also the lady who dyed my hair asked a lot about my hair routine and even made me promise to perfectly care for my hair (which I've always been doing but okay). She even solved my silicone-sulphate problem by telling me that one should definitely abstain from silicones but that it's totally okay to use shampoo with sulphates in order to get the hair properly clean.
Now let's finally come to the result...During my 4 hour stay my thoughts constantly alternated between "OMG, it's getting way to blond!" and "Oh, I can't even see a clear result" but at the end I truly loved the colour and I think it's the perfect shade for this purpose. The only thing I dislike is that she put the colour line quite high so at the moment it's more blond than brown and not really that ombré like. However in a few months when my hair has grown some more it will look perfect and that's what I'm really looking forward to. Oh and another loss in the double meaning was the price: 180€, ouch!
I got some Redken hair care samples from the hairdresser but as I'm not sure if I will buy their products after trying the samples I got some cheaper alternatives at the drug store: Balea Oil Repair Shampoo, Balea blond conditioner, John Frieda sheer blonde deep conditioner.
Now what do you think of the result? Would you even consider it as an ombré look or rather not? If you want to get the ombré style but still aren't sure about the hairdresser then I can really recommend going to a Redken salon (find your nearest one here).