Monday, July 25, 2011

Highlights with a little side of Ombre

Wow mondays come way too fast you guys... don't cha agree?

Last week i set out to my FAVORITE hair dresser Alicia (she's been doing my hair for at least 5 years now) to get my color updated... a few years ago i added some major highlights to my dark asian hair. believe it or not... this girl was my inspiration (IN HAIR ONLY...)

Its really hard to find Asian girls with "lighter" hair, that still looks "natural"... we asians don't have too many options on hair colors unless we want to look like this...


So, since i am never going to be a gorgeous blond, a la my lovely ladies PinkLouLou, The Bargain Blonde, or Stefanie and Such (and the list goes on) i figured i should work with what i got. Here was my inspiration...

doesn't hurt that she's stunning to begin with right? [via]
and here's my "after" shot...

I love that its subtle and blends in with the highlights... i would definitely do this again and maybe even lighten the ends a tad bit more. Alicia glazed the whole thing since its summer and the sun will lighten it up a bit anyway. It should be perfect for the wedding in 2 months, i wouldn't want anything super dramatic for that (though i think i'm wearing my hair in an updo anyway).

What do you ladies think? Is ombre too much of a fad?


  1. I could not stop laughing from the first three pictures. Seriously. Hilarious.

    Love the hair, and I have been wondering what this ombre style is. I like it, and it's kind of what my hair is doing now too.

    It's just that damn Asian hair. So much harder to do anything really cute with out looking crazy [Sandra Oh picture].

  2. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE LOVEEEEEEEEEE OMBRE! I wish I had the dark hair like you to do it! What you lack in blonde, I lack in tan. So there. I'm jealous of your tan!

  3. i think it looks great!!! i love how you put tila tequila (only in hair inspiration) hahhahah. i miss my blonde hair SO bad!!!!

  4. I think it looks fantastic! I'm really glad to know that Tila Tequila is not at all your idol! If she were, I think we'd all be concerned!