New trend: sombre hair colouring

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The trends in hair coloring evolve and rapidly replace each other. The ombre technique, we barely got used to, is already receding into the past, losing relevance, and giving way to a new trend, “Sombre”. Let’s what it is and how it differs from its ultra-popular predecessor.

Sombre hair

Such phenomenon of coloring as “Sombre” was born in Hollywood beauty salons where clients, jaded of the popular effects of degrade hair, begged his colorists to make them “soft, subtle Ombre”. This way appeared the new name of a new trend.

“Sombre” is still the same transition from a darker shade at the roots to lighter at the tips of the hair. Although “Ombre” hair coloring helps to blur the line between two colors (due to this, “Ombre” is salutary for those girls who did not retouch the roots), the transition still turns visible, quite sharp. The “Sombre” effect is done along the entire length of the hair, that is why the result looks the most natural, as if the upper strands were slightly burnt in the sun, and then gradually grew back. This trend is gaining its positions despite the trend to have all natural.

Sombre trend

“Sombre” against “Ombre”

– “Ombre” means dark roots and light tips. In the middle an unclear line between shades. The contrast of the colors is still maintained. “Sombre” softens this line. It is a lightly visible fine white lines on some strands, as if these are burned by rays of sun. The roots can be darker than the entire hair only with some shades.

– In “Ombre”, the transition from one shade to another begins usually at mid-length of hair. When using the “Sombre” technology, the coloring begins closer to the roots, about five centimeters back from them. Not the whole hair is lightened but only individual strands. They are “connecting” the roots with the whole hair length.

-Unlike “Ombre”, “Sombre” can try not only brunettes, but blondes as well. The strands are lightened with a couple of shades lighter and the hair starts to seem faded in the sun. The advantage in case of blondes is that there is no need to color all the hair completely.

– A more sharp transition of colors is characteristic for “Ombre” and it is visible to the naked eye. “Sombre” also looks best on shining hairs. The coloring will be more noticeably better if you will use products for the hair shine.

Ombre colouring

One could not doubt that the “Sombre” has already become a hit among celebrities. Take a look at the hair of Kate Mara and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. It only seems that these star blondes have to thank for the fashionable color of hair not the colorists, but the Californian sun. In fact, thanks to the “Sombre” technique, as we have already noted, it is created the natural effect of burned hair.

Jessica Alba, one of the most prominent admirers of Ombre, now also makes a choice in favor of a more delicate coloring. The hair look much healthier.

New Sombre

It is barely noticeable the play of light and shade on the hair of Leighton Meester, Emma Stone and Anna Kendrick. This merit is not of the nature, but another advantage of the new trend. By the way, it is worth noting that “Sombre” looks doubly impressive on wavy and curly hair.


By the way, “Sombre”, unlike its predecessor, is perfect not only for young beauties, but also women who, because of age or a strict dress code can not afford a contrast coloring. A perfect example is the 41-year-old Kate Beckinsale, the 49-year-old Sarah Jessica Parker and the 76-year-old Jane Fonda. Thanks to the “Sombre” the star actresses look much younger than their age.

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