Got Ombre’d, Kind Of

I got my hair ombre’d! I can’t believe I’m putting this picture on the internet, because I have a terrible case of Pig Eyes, but here it is:

Red Ombre Hair with Waves

It’s very subtle (though not as subtle as it looks in this photo), because a red-blonde combo is hard to do without getting a ketchup ‘n mustard look. My stylist also put a little bit of blonde in my bangs, so it’s not even technically all the way ombre. So I guess let’s talk instead about my new favorite wave-making method. I learned it from this awesome Refinery29 tutorial, which I found via the lovely Katie at She likes ruffles, he likes truffles.

Two random tips that weren’t in the video: 1) Let your hair cool completely before you run your fingers through it. 2) The bigger the curling iron and the more hair you use, the looser the waves. When I was done, my husband said my hair looked “Real Housewifey,” which may not have been a compliment, but it’s kind of what I was going for, so I’m cool with it.

I’ll use stronger hairspray next time – my waves had fallen pretty flat by the end of the day. This was taken around 8pm:

Red Ombre Hair with Waves

Have you learned any cool hair tricks lately? Please share!


  • I have no hair suggestions because I’m lazy and the humidity hates my hair, but you look GOOD girl. Love it.

  • You look lovely! I don’t actually know what ombre’d means…is it just getting the tips in a different colour?! Is does seem to be very popular at the mo…I’m not sure I’m brave enough…have only just gone back to being one colour all over (with a few reddish bits in-between) and I quite like it! 🙂

    • It means that your hair is darker closer to the roots and lighter closer to the ends. Seems like there are lots of ways to do it! Some people do the whole bottom of their hair, but I just did highlights at the ends. 🙂

  • Grace

    When will the gray root ombre look come into vogue? Women all over the world would jump on board!

  • your hair looks great 🙂