Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Hey Ombré !

For over a year now the ombré trend has made its presence known in all things fashion: hair, beauty, and apparel. With so many fashion editors and celebrities adopting and endorsing the trend, it took no time for the mass public to eat up this dip-dyed movement. Hair is predominantly where we see ombré.
There are various techniques to this look, the standard being a dark shade of colour over the majority of the head, with the ends being lighter in comparison. Unfortunately, not all stylist have mastered this technique. Therefore for the more daring, I suggest you check out this site for achieving the beautiful look.

One of my favourite ombré looks is that on nails. Not only is this a modern take on the technique, but it is also a refreshing look as opposed to the common manicure.

In order to achieve this look, follow the steps below:

  • File and smooth nails
  • Apply a base coat for the polish to adhere to the nail
  • Select a colour, preferably a lighter tone and apply over the entire nail
  • On a piece of paper, pour a few drops of the same polish. Directly beside it, include another colour of your preference. In the photo above, a peach and pink polish were used to create the ombré look
  • Use a toothpick to lightly blend both edges of the polish so that the bleed together
  • Take a standard sponge and dabble it on the paper containing the two polishes
  • Apply the sponge, that should now contain both colours, on to your nail
  • Apply a top coat to smooth out the imperfections the sponge made, as well as to create shine.

Don't be a afraid to get messy! In fact, its a must! As difficult as this technique may seem, the results are worth it. This is a great look for both day and evening.


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