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December 17, 2012

Sombré: The Evolution of Ombre

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  • Formula A

    Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

  • Formula B

    Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

     

Sombré: The Evolution of Ombre

For those who have been itching to learn a more understated version of ombréyour wait is over! Schwarzkopf Professional and Kim Vo are calling their “Sombré” technique the next generation of ombre haircolor. “Sombré” combines the entire flavor of the ombré technique, without the strong contrasts. It is the perfect technique for your ombré hair clients who are looking for the next big trend and/or would like to evolve from the basic ombré to a new, inspired look!

 

Artist: Kim Vō, @mrkimvo
Colorist: Kim Vō, @mrkimvo

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

  • Formula B

    Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

     

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    1

    Before

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    2

    Sectioning is key for this technique!

    Section the hair in the middle, using 2 clips to keep the section clean.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    3

    Section the hair line from the front hair line straight across the crown creating a rectangle.

    Complete on both sides.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    4

    Start the next section next to the ear. Do the exact same thing on the other side, connecting them in the middle, creating a horseshoe.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    5

    Start the next section next to the ear. Do the exact same thing on the other side, connecting them in the middle, creating a horseshoe.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    6

    Section the back in 2 sides (almost like ponytails). You should have 7 sections.

    Sectioning completed! Now, get ready to start with the color!

    Tip: Before you start, ensure you have enough plastic wrap.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    7

    Starting at the nape, start to paint the first piece of hair. 3-4 inches from the first piece, paint a second piece of hair. Continue to paint random pieces until the first section is complete.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    8

    Tip: Keep in mind that this is a “Sombre Technique”, not “Ombre”:  The color goes like a pyramid, no matter if it goes all over the hair strand or just lightens out.

    Only paint one side, do not drench it – just cover the tips

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    9

    Take little strips of the plastic wrap and place it over the strands, to protect from future sections.

    Continue to paint the next subsection of strands.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    10

    Continue coloring upward towards the crown, approximately 4 sections until reaching the horse shoe sectioning.

    Tip: There is no need to get even strands. This is where you become artistic.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    11

    Once both sides have been completed, drop the top section. Shake the hair in order to catch the natural movement and determine which pieces will be lightened. Continue the painting process.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    12

    For side sections, your painting will become more condensed.

    Decrease your placement from one another to 2 inch sections. 

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    13

    Taking the next section (rectangle), continue painting with 2 inch sections in between each strand.

    Continue on other side.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    14

    Now, take the top section of the hair.

    Tip: Let the hair fall how it wants to fall. Do not allow the sections to control it.

    Continue the painting process.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    15

    The only time to use cotton is to push the bang to protect the skin from the color cream. Just wrap the ends with plastic foil.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    16

    Once you have completed all sections, you come to a point where just a few little hair pieces stick out, where the sun would kiss the hair. Paint these to give the hair a sun-kissed touch.

    Tip: When you paint these in the front, this is a great opportunity to look at your client.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    17

    You have made it! First part completed!

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    18

    Working with a higher percentage of BLONDME Premium Care Developer, this technique develops quickly and is ready to be rinsed after the full application has been completed.

    Begin rinsing the back sections, wait 3-4 minutes between each side section to rinse, to ensure even lifting and the perfect foundation for toning.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    19

    Apply from roots to ends.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

    20

    Comb the color through the hair to bring color to the ends.

    DEVELOPMENT TIME: Leave in up to 30 minutes depending on desired tone. Rinse out.

    TIP: The good thing about BLONDME Toners – You can control the depth and timing.

    • Formula A

      Mix 1 part (15 grams) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ Lightener + 3 parts (45 grams) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 9% (30 Volume)

    • Formula B

      Toning & Glaze - Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Toner Caramel + 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7 Volume)

       

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    Finished Look

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