#VellaSays – TORTOISESHELL HAIR – The Updated Ombré?
I get tons of questions about hair color so lets talk about the latest trend that I am well … in love with!
When I heard about this new trend called Tortoiseshell Hair, I was extremely curious.
If you’re thinking this is just another version of ombré paired with the balayage technique, it kinda is — BUT it is in fact, softer.
The difference from the well known Ombré technique is that for the new Tortoiseshell trend, you first have to richen up your natural color by either balayaging darker lowlights or dying your natural hair color to deepen it to add some tone. After that, highlights are added on top and placed a bit higher than your typical ombré, so it’s more of a multidimensional mix.
A good example is just like tortoiseshell sunglasses are a mixture of browns and golds, tortoiseshell hair mixes warm hues and highlights together seamlessly. Your stylist would start with a dark base color and balayage brown hues for depth and face-framing highlights.
So if you’re looking to revamp your current ombré or just like the idea of having a color that doesn’t need to be touched up as often, this is the perfect look for you since the base and roots of your hair will stay with its natural color, so when it grows out it looks effortless.
To get ample lasting power out of your colour, be sure to use a sulfate free shampoo or if your hair is on the blonder side, a toning shampoo with purple to cancel out the brassiness. This is my #vellaapproved choice and the one I personally use:
Since many people need visual
images here are a few detail hair shots of the Tortoiseshell technique to take with you to the salon with some celeb inspo:
Feel free to leave your questions and comments!!
See you next week!! HAPPY MONDAY!!