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Ombre hairstyles: tutorials, styling tips and haircare

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Ombre hair, will you try it?

Ombre hair has been around for so long you would be forgiven for thinking it was over, but thanks to coloring techniques like balayage, the multi-toned approach to hair color that defined the beauty trend in the very beginning continues to enchant everyone from runway models to A-list celebrities. Bronde is the new black, folks!

Whether you stick to a few sunkissed highlights through the lengths and ends of your hair, or go for a more intense ombre hairstyle, there are so many ways to rock the look. It's ideal for the indecisive among you as it never forces you to choose just one color. This makes it the perfect way to trial a new shade because you only need to devote part of your hair to the experiment. If you like it, you can get all of your hair colored to match. If you don't, the transition back to your natural hair color won't be too arduous!

From messy beach waves to sleek, straight hairstyles, there are so many different 'dos you can try to showcase ombre tresses. When choosing an ombre updo, make sure you go for something that doesn't tuck the ends completely out of sight. Textured braids, chignons and topknots work particularly well, but it's all about figuring out what hairstyles work best for you!

As with all colored hair, ombre locks need some extra TLC. Hair dye causes the strands to become dry which, if left unchecked, can become brittle and snap off. To stop this from happening, keeping your hair well conditioned is non-negotiable. Alongside your regular conditioner, replenish lost moisture with leave-in products between washes, and take the time to do a deep conditioning mask once a week.

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