How To: Ombre Hair (From Blonde)

I did it, I now have ombre hair!!  Ahhhh!!!  What do you guys think?!  I personally love it, I'm super impressed by how easy it was and how well it turned out for an at-home job ;)  If you're interested, here's how I did it!  (Bear in mind that I went the opposite way, going from already blonde to ombre hair...usually people go from brunette.  So this will probably only work if you're a blonde!)

1. I purchased the box hair-dye Garnier Herbashine in #600 (Light Brown).  This was the closest darker colour to my natural one (dark blonde).  This is a semi-permanent dye which lasts 6-8 weeks with no ammonia so it's not very damaging or bad for you :)
2. I sectioned my hair into four parts, two at the front (starting right above my ears) and two at the back.  
3. Starting with the back sections, I covered all the roots in hair dye and then left it to develop for 5 minutes.
4. I then applied a little more to the upper two thirds of the hair, brushing it through from root to about 2/3 of a way down to create that gradient effect.  At this point, about 1/3 of your hair should be still dry and untouched.  I left that to develop for another 5 minutes.
5. Finally, I diluted the rest of the dye with some lukewarm water (shook it up a little to mix it ;) and applied that to the ends/lower third of the hair.  I left this for one minute only and then jumped in the shower and washed it out!  I also applied the High Shine Treatment that comes with the box dye for added silkiness :)

Here are the results!

My hair had faded from being dyed a dark blonde to this lighter shade of blonde here.  
I couldn't be happier with the results!!  Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask either in the comments below or on Formspring/Twitter! :)

Stay Stylish!


  1. Your hair looks amazing!! You look better in dark colors than light blonde.

  2. Looks amazing, how did you section your hair exactly?

  3. You actually look great in both colors in the blonde you look like a beach babe and in the ombre hairstyle you look like a bombshell your simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

  4. Thank you soooo much! Looks great! Trying it tonight!

  5. Wow! I'm thinking of doing this today!! I'm already blonde, with bob length hair! Thank you!

  6. #inspiration I'm so going to try this for my 18th :D

  7. You look so pretty in ombre hair!! I watch your vlogs everyday and I'm so proud to be a subscriber to your channel! x

  8. How long did the color stay in? Dying over bleached hair the color washes out, like doesn't cling or stay. I was advised maybe every 2-3 weeks I will need to reapply and after 4 it should stay brown .

  9. you are so beautiful xx


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