This is an ombre I did on my client the other day! A dark Aveda chocolate brown blended into a Carmel then to a light honey blonde! Used Bumble and Bumble Newly released Hairdressers Oil shampoo and conditioner to hydrate and add shine following the lightening process.
This is a red ombre my co worker Sarah did yesterday! The client was previously a faded intense red, i wish I had a before and after! The color is so vibrant and even more beautiful in person! This is defiantly a way to keep the ombre trend fresh and fun!
I attended a Bridal make-up class this week taught by Aveda’s Global Artistic Make-up Director Janell Geason. It is so amazing to have someone with so much knowledge and passion teaching you, not to mention she helps to create the products and colors within the make-up line itself. Aveda make-up is perfect for everyday wear and very user friendly. The only difficulty I have ever found with Aveda make-up is when it comes to brides. Now aveda make-up was createdto be natural and soft so what do you do when you have the bride who wants a heavy foundation application or a smokey eye?!? Thanks to Janelle I feel much more confident that Aveda make-up can deliver any look whether be dramatic or subtle! She taught us so many tricks to make the shadows appear just a beautiful and vibrant as they appear within the packaging. For example by mixing the eyeshadow transformer with shavings of the shadows you create a vibrant and beautiful cream like consistency that not only is more bold but also long wearing… You can even use the transformer as a shadow primer by applying directly to the lid. Another trick i found helpful is mixing the tinted moisturizer with equal parts concealer to get a full coverage foundation something I had always wished Aveda had however it never occurred to me that you can get full coverage results with this little make-up cocktail. But if anything this class reminded me We all need product knowledge classes even as refreshers to remind us to think outside the box. It’s not until we have a true understanding of the fundamentals that we can start having some fun and bend the rules to get some awesome results.
The other day at work we had an in-house Aveda workshop known as “Balayage Basics”. Now for anyone not familiar with the term balayage the technique originated in France and literally means “to sweep” in French. Although balayage has been around for many years it became popular in the U.S. thanks to the beautiful Gisele Bundchen. Her hair appeared to be perfectly sunkissed and lighter through the face and ends, less linear and perfect then the effect we achieve with foils. Now you can not turn a Victoria Secret magazine page without seeing girls with beautiful ribbons of balayage highlights! The look is low maintenance and the grow out is beautiful. Balayage is also a great way to achieve the ombre effect with no harsh lines. Since the color is painted on the hair in a sweeping motion you do not get stark lines like you would with foils. Now foils would still be
my go to for the die hard blondes who want to be as light and as close to the root as possible but balayage is a fun alternative for the girl who wants that beachy blonde! Anyway the class was exciting and I am loving playing with application and placement it is always fun to break outside your comfort zone! I included a very natural balayage application to one of my color clients…very natural but beautiful!