November 23, 2015


Now that the ombre trend has officialy been branded as "last season", there have been plenty new hair color trends popping up. 
Question is, are they truly different or are they basically the same thing wrapped in a different paper?

Ombre hair has been the most wanted hair color of the past four years. In all sizes and colors people started experimenting with the style. From blunt transitions to subtle sombre to crazy colors… It has all been tried and errored.

But as the subtle variation “Sombre” sounded a little too familiar, AND at the same time makeup countouring became a massive thing, it was only a matter of time someone came up with the term Hair Contouring.

So what exactly is it?
It basically is a technique where hairdressers play with light and shadow to create a flattering result for the face. Dark shades are used for shadows, highlights  are used to create space. This technique allows you to slightly change your face shape and accentuate the best features.

Some examples:

You have a long face and want to make it look fuller. 
Go for dark roots with highlights around the jaw line. This will accentuate your cheeks and jaw, the broadest part of your face.

Sarah Jessica Parker

You have a round face and you want to elongate it. 
Add highlights all over the head, starting from the roots. Add some dark balayage close around the ears.

Chrissy Teigen

pointy chin asks for more balance at the top of the head. 
Back to basics, classic ombre is the way to go in your case. You want to narrow the top of your head and widen the chin and jawline. Keep the top of your head dark and everything from the jaw down light. 

Sarah Hyland

I really like this new technique that takes personal facial features into account. 
Just like not each eye shadow matches every eye color, not every hair color matches every face shape. 

A customized hair style instead of everybody following the same dyeing method is definitely a trend I'm rooting for in 2016! 

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