Hey chicas! My name is Daniela Ramirez and I have a personal style blog called Nany’s Klozet. Today I’m super excited to be a guest writer on Sally Beauty Blog and share my experience for a vibrant teal ombré.
Last year I had a fun pink ombré- which I LOVED. However, my wedding approached faster than I expected and I wanted to have my natural hair color for a timeless feel in the pictures. This year, at the beginning of the summer, I went back to my hair stylist to go way lighter… the goal: start playing with fun colors!
When I had my pink ombré, it would only last around 4 washes- which made those long hours at the salon extremely boring and useless. So this time I decided to do it myself. I headed to Sally Beauty, which is my favorite place for salon-quality hair, skin, and nail essentials at the best prices.
I already had my eye on the Ion Color Brilliance Semi-Permanent Brights Color Collection– it caught my attention a few weeks ago when I went with my mom to a get a special type of shampoo she was looking for. This collection includes more than 10 colors: magenta, red, rose, azure, shark blue, aqua, sky blue, purple, fuchsia, lavender, mint, salmon, and titanium.
I originally went in to get just two: lavender and aqua but at $5, I couldn’t resist and I got four colors to play with. I still didn’t know what I was going to do exactly with them…but I knew I was going to have some fun! I also got the Ion Color Brilliance Pre-Color Treatment, the After Color Treatment, and the Professional Hair Color Kit …hey I wanted to have the full salon experience at home (but I paid a fraction of the salon price!)
So let’s get started!
Step 1 – PRE COLOR: I used the Ion Color Pre Color Treatment to prep my hair. This product helps even the porosity of the hair prior to tinting; which will help produce even results. I sprayed it onto clean dry hair and combed through without rinsing.
Step 2 – Prep the tools and product: the actual hair color product doesn’t come with the tools; so I decided to get the Professional Hair Color Kit. It includes the disposable gloves, applicator bottle, tint bowl, and tint brush. Also make sure you use an old shirt or old towel. I stole my husband’s old Captain America shirt.
Step 3 – COLOR:
- Note: these bright colors will pop more in lighter strands. All the pigment in your hair will contribute to the final color; even if it has some yellow…I had to lighten my ends just a little because I wanted them to be more vibrant.
- Put your gloves on and old shirt; empty/squeeze the color into the bowl and get ready for some mermaid fun.
- Apply color directly into your dry hair (it can be natural or color treated) and let it process for 20-40 minutes. (Do a strand test every 5-10 minutes to make sure the color is adhering as planned). If you are doing your whole head, I would recommend getting at least 2 tubes.
- I went for the aqua this time, but I can’t wait to try the other colors.
Step 4 – POST COLOR: After rinsing, apply the Ion Color Brilliance After Color Treatment to close the cuticle and lock the color. This product is amazing because it will also make your hair shiny and soft.
And that’s it! The color is not permanent so I’m excited to play with more shades and different styles.
Would you try a fun color on your hair? Tag me and @SallyBeautySupply if you do! We want to see our mermaid hair!