Although the Ombre will work with most colors and hair types, there are a best practices for that perfect look. Because this technique requires expertise, you’ll need to head to a salon for best results. Before you book your appointment with your hairstylist, freshen up on your Ombre knowledge by Modern Salon Magazine.

Ombre Do’s

DO plan on taking extra care of your hair after the initial color. Any time your hair is chemically processed, it needs extra care. An Ombre look isn’t as drastic or all over as a full head color, but will still impact your hair. Regular conditioning with products designed for color treated hair will help your Ombre look last.

DO match your skin tone: Even if you go for a fanciful shade like purple or pink, the tones you choose should complement your skin tone. Your stylist can help you find the right tone for you and create a smooth, stunning transition.

DO cut and style first: The way you wear your hair will impact where the color will go, so making sure you are happy with your style first ensures you get the look you want.

Ombre Don’ts

DON’T DIY: Ombre is a complex process and to get the look you want, you’ll need a precision application and a full view of all angles. A pro can ensure you can get the Ombre look you are hoping for.

DON’T make abrupt color shifts: Ombre should be smooth and shift from one shade to the next without an abrupt line. Gradual changes are the key to success when it comes to Ombre.

DON’T alter your base at the same time; the base color will be the starting point to the rest of your look, so drastic all over changes are not ideal when you are going for this look.

Ombre is a perfect look for fall, whether you go for a natural, warm, sun kissed look or you incorporate more daring shades. Taking the right approach to Ombre ensures you get the look you want when you visit the salon.