Back to My Roots - Ombre Hair
Back in November, I bit the bullet and covered my ombre & balayage hair with dark cherry red. Though it was fun for a while, I didn't realize the intense upkeep needed to keep red hair bright and vibrant. So it faded very quickly and I was left with a toned-down and reddish version of my balayage and ombre highlights...which was okay for a while.
It lasted several months, until I decided it was time to freshen things up and go back to my dark roots. In a way, I went back to the ombre look I originally had done when I first started coloring my hair, but we did it "backwards". Instead of coloring the ends of my hair, my hairstylist matched my natural haircolor and then painted the dark color from the roots down about 1/3 of of the way down my hair and blended it into my already light ends.
I love the result--and when I look in the mirror now, it's funny how much more like "ME" it seems. I guess I'll always be a dark-haired girl at my core.