Patrick McIvor, Matrix Artistic Director,believes there are good Ombrés and then there are great Ombrés. Here are some tips on how to get the best Ombré effect possible.
McIvor reveals that the dividing factor lies in the placement and color transition. The goal is to get a soft seamless Ombré with sexy transition. McIvor, suggests, ”Always stay below the parietal ridge with an Ombré. Don’t bring the color transition above the cheekbones, higher than the cheekbones makes it look grown out and not professionally placed.”
· Pinch each section with fingers and backcomb it twice before applying color to diffuse placement. The hair that remains in your fingers will be the hair that’s colored. Remember, saturation equals results!
· Graduate the foils for a subtle color transition. After backcombing, color or lightener should be applied to the first section (closest to the head) about halfway to ¾” inch down the strand from the parietal ridge. The second foil should then be ½ to an inch further down from the first, and the last section should be all ends.
· Folding foils into triangles gives a progressive look and secures the foil to keep it from sliding.
· Use diagonal sections in the back.