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30th Jan 2020

Sombre hair is like ombré’s sexy sister, and you’re going to LOVE it

sombre hair

Ooooh gorge.

Ah, who doesn’t love a new hair colour trend? Especially when it’s one that you’ll actually try.

Sure, I love unicorn hair and lollipop locks – they look great.

But for me, I am a simple human, with simple hair colour tastes.

That’s why I fell madly in love with the latest trend: sombre hair.

We all love ombré, of course, but there’s a new kid on the block and it’s called sombre.

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It’s basically ombré hair, but much softer and FAR sexier I must admit.

Apparently, it’s the technique Olivia Palermo has in her hair… so you don’t need to tell me twice.

According to Glamour, Olivia’s colourist, Abby Haliti, “only paints a total of six highlights each colouring session to keep Olivia’s sombré fresh. ”

“Using such little bleach not only creates a subtle effect, but prevents Olivia’s ends from becoming dry and damaged.”

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So what exactly makes sombre hair different to the classic ombré?

Bruno Elorrioroz, Aveda colour expert says:

“The sombre look is all about a softer version of ombre. The appearance of dark roots is less harsh than before and therefore colour is more seamlessly melted together.”

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“It goes beyond balayage and works with more shades and tones throughout the hair to add dimension and texture.”

“The key to achieving ‘The Sombre’ is to use more colours; taking the darker hue found at the roots and subtly weaving it through the lengths of the hair to ultimately create less of an abrupt contrast from roots to ends.”

Isn’t it gorgeous?

Call your hairdresser and tell them you want sombre locks ASAP.