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