new hair, don't care: subtle ombre edition

Good news! Spring has finally arrived in our neck of the woods.

And my hair has finally been touched by a professional after what seemed like ages.


After sharing my last-minute-subtle-ombre-inspiration looks, I brought them into my stylist. She worked her magic, and I’m pretty happy with the results.

It’s difficult/awkward/low on the priority list to take pictures of yourself with your iPhone when you’re caring for two littles, but hopefully the pics can give you an idea.

light brown ombre

She worked with my natural color, which was slightly ombre to begin with due to color growing out. (Hey, girl, hey!) She then weaved ashy-blonde highlights to blend it, concentrating more on the ends. The processing took quite a while, and since I had a little baby at home who was getting antsy to eat, I decided to forgo the cut, for now.

If my hair was trimmed where we had talked about, the ombre would probably be more noticeable. The ombre is a little more subtle than I was planning on, with a few more highlights on top than I had in mind. But, overall, I think it’s a good spring color and depending on the lighting, the ombre is more noticeable. I think the color looks pretty natural, which is never a bad thing. Also, the ends will continue to lighten as I spend time outside. It’s much easier (and healthier for hair!) to gradually get lighter, instead of going cray-cray with bleach, resulting in a need to over-process your hair.

Quiz: How many times do I say ombre in this post? Answer: Too many. SMOH.*

Bonus: She taught me tried to teach me how to get the curls I was going after. I’m not sure what exactly happened, but it had something to do with a magical combo a flat iron + two-inch curling iron.

Bonus, part deux: If you’re looking to try a little DIY ombre at home (gutsy!), this might get you started.

*Shaking My Ombre Head. Get it? Get it?!

(Yeah, okay. That was bad. Carry on.)


About Kayla

I'm a full-time journalist turned work-at-home writer. I'm hitched to a shaggy-haired pastor and we're smitten with two wild + crazy boys: Joseph (3), who joined our family via international adoption, and Asher (1), who came the old-fashioned way. I drink strong coffee, I like pretty things, and I believe there's beauty in the broken. I hope Many Sparrows will encourage you to find worth and live a story worth sharing. When I’m not changing diapers and sweeping Cheerios, I’m tickling the ivory keys of my old school MacBook as a freelance writer and editor. And when I’m not doing that, I’m sneaking into the living room in the wee hours of the night to blog about all of the things. (Primarily faith, family, style, adoption, design, and happy thoughts.)
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2 Responses to new hair, don't care: subtle ombre edition

  1. Debbie Keady says:

    You look fab dahling!!!!

  2. Lindsey says:

    Looks awesome! Teach us how to do those curls! I’m destined to fail every. single. time…

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