We made an attempt months ago, and it didn't turn out so well. We tried to do it ourselves, at home, and the result was a really light lavender. Not the deep purple she had wanted. The color also disappeared within just a few days, tops. It was a big disappointment for both of us. (I guess it's a good thing doing hair is not my day job.)
She's had ombre hair before (a nice shade of red), and that was her first time ever messing with her "virgin hair." Since then, we've only made the one attempt that was an epic fail (on my part, but at least I tried). She lived with the fail for months, but her Senior Portraits are later on this afternoon. So we did it. We splurged, and I took her to the hair salon yesterday (and it was a bit of a surprise for her). She got a badly needed trim, and the hair dresser re-bleached her hair and did the ombre.
This is how it turned out:
Under the Shade Tree
In Full Sun Light
The hair dresser also styled it with big, loose curls. Of all the times I've curled hair, I've never been able to get these kind of curls! Do you know how to do it? Got a video tutorial I could watch? Just point me in the direction, and I'll try it out!
Wish us luck at the session for her Senior Portraits. The reality of her actually being a high school senior will probably kick in for me tomorrow - and in high gear...I hope I don't cry...
So what do you think? Do you like the purple ombre hair?
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