Ombre

The ombre hair trend has been around for a few years...made popular by Jessica Biel, Lily Aldrige, and Lauren Conrad. But it hasn't died yet! After seeing Olivia Wilde at the Golden Globes, I was inspired...and two weeks later had ombre hair.

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First, I had to find the best salon and stylist to do it. There are so many salons and so many stylists/colorists in the city, and I honestly believe that doing hair is a talent, not something that is learned. Just like someone who paints or sings...it's just a god-given talent.

So...in my quest to find the best ombre-ist in New York, I turned to google and typed: "best ombre nyc." The top two results were the same salon, just two different locations: Fox and Jane Salon. I did more research, finding the salons on yelp and reading amazing reviews, and instagram so I could actually see their work. I made note of which images I liked on instagram and noticed the same stylist had created them all. Made an appointment with Nicole at the Lower East Side location, and was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. I was super excited to get my new do!

Nicole was absolutely awesome...I showed her pictures of what I liked, we discussed the realistically-possible outcomes, made a decision, and she went straight to work. Two hours later I left with not only ombre hair, but a bouncy blowout and toning shampoo and conditioner as well.

I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! Nicole truly did an amazing job and was so friendly and welcoming my entire stay. I use the toning shampoo and conditioner once a week to keep it from looking brassy.

 Taken after three uses of toning shampoo and conditioner.

Taken after three uses of toning shampoo and conditioner.

So get ready...I have lots of outfit posts to share with my new, number one accessory: my ombre hair ;)

What I Want Wednesday - 02.05

2014 Grammy's Red Carpet