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How to Transition out of Ombré Hair

Fine-tune these details.
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Q: Since I’m obsessed with your hair advice, I’m DYING to know what Bill thinks about my hair! — Christina

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Christina wants advice on her wavy Ombré look.

A: Christina, thank you for showing an interest in what I have to say.

You are on the right track with your style. By fine-tuning a few details, you will have the ultimate hair for you.

If your hair could be pushed to the side, and if you could loosen up the curls for a more relaxed look, this will give you a little lift in the front so it's not so flat. This exposes more face—bringing out your cheekbones instead of covering them up.

Rachel McAdams at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

As far as your colour goes, I would take away the dark, keeping just a smudge of dark at the roots.

The blonde you add should be a more medium blonde and not such a cool colour.

Cara Delevingne at the 2012 British Fashion Awards.

Julianne Hough at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Here is an example of what I see will bring out your really beautiful face:

Emily Osment at the 2009 Kids for Kids carnival.


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.