I was scrolling down Pinterest one day when suddenly BOOM! Ombre everywhere. I had recently lost 30 pounds and I wanted a new look to go with my new body. So I went into a salon and asked for the ombre look. Six hours later (yes, you read that right, six), I had the biggest of unnatural disasters right on my head. Below are the top four ways that I learned (the hard way) on how to prevent another disaster and how to treat the current one if you already have it.
1. Take a Picture: Take a photo to the salon. This is so important. Believe me, this was one of my downfalls. Try to find someone online with the hair color, cut, or do that you want. If you’re going in for color, I suggest that the person in the picture has a similar skin tone as you, this way you know the style will look good with your complexion. If you’re going in for a cut or do, the person in the picture should have the same face shape (i.e. heart shape, oval, etc.).
2. Word of Mouth: If you have a friend with rockin’ hair, ask them where they got it done. Go to places that you have heard great things about. CAUTION: Sometimes people love their stylist and will try to force them upon you, do not give in to peer pressure. Especially if said friend’s hair is hideous.
3. If You’ve Got a Spare Dime or Two: Okay, so you have a disaster on your hands. Relax. For my ombre hair situation, the color is what made me cringe (blonde streaks all over the tips of my black hair). If you have a color mishap talk to a stylist about when it is safe to re-color your hair, unfortunately you may have to wait a bit so that you don’t cause any damage. If the cut is what’s wrong, the same method applies, get it re-cut by someone you know for a fact is good with cuts (see step two).
4. For the Fashionista on a Budget: Don’t worry if you blew all your money on rent (or on the hair disaster atop your head). If you’re low on funds, you can style your hair so that your tragedy is hidden a bit. I kept my ombre hair in a bun. Once I cut my own bangs (I was a crazy kid), and I just pinned them back until they grew out.
So the next time you find yourself in a hairy mess, don’t panic! Follow these simple steps to recovery. If all else fails, remember hair grows out sooner or later.