Melting

I have a trend question for you...
DO YOU LIKE THE NEW WAY OF COLORING CALLED MELTING???
I do. I have yet to try it at school and I have yet to trust someone to try it on me, but I've googled it and even saw it on someone for the first time in real life at a baseball game the other day. Didn't love the colors she choose, but still loved the look.

The objective/idea is to have it darker near the roots and gradually get lighter on the ends. Your hair does that naturally with sun exposure, but to make it into an artistic expression... LOVE IT!
Here are a few examples of what I am talking about:
This one is very dramatic!!! It can be done way more subtly. But this one shows very well what I mean by dark at the scalp and gradually getting lighter at the ends.
Drew Barrymore does this style. I think it is just beautiful on her. Still this is kind of dramatic too. But I think this is just the amount of melting you want because it makes you notice the style and not just think she hasn't been maintaining her color.
Julia Roberts does it too--- I think! Looking at this photo it looks like it has been melted, but hers is the least dramatic. Hers may very well be sun exposure fading on the ends, but I honestly don't think so. I think this is just a less dramatic melting effect.

So this is a cool trend actually. You can go dramatic or you can stay very subtle too. So I want to know what you guys think of it? I may just let someone do this at school for me. I did last week get a bright red panel in the back of my hair in my shadow box area. But I think this is really what I want to try.

13 comments:

  1. I, personally, don't care for it. I think it just looks like someone needs to get their highlights or hair color touched up. I guess you could say I have this look! :D Though mine's pretty subtle. I was just doing my hair and thinking "man, I really need to get my highlights redone. Sorry. I'm glad you like it. It's just not my thing.

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  2. Yeah I am not a fan either. I often had that look when I would go a bit too far apart for my coloring. That is what I would think....that they need to get their roots touched up, But I am not a trendy kinda gal either.

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  3. i only like if it's done with funky colors, i like the first pic (I think it'd be awesome with blue or pink ends, but i love odd colors) i hate the way it looks on drew, it really looks like shes let her roots go and i dont think julia is doing it

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  4. I did something similar with purple on the ends last fall. LOVED IT! I want to do it again.

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  5. I kind of love it. I want to do something like that but with a crazy dark pink color at the ends but I'm afraid people would think I was told old for that kind of hair. I really want to though :)

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  6. I like it with the funky colors, like the top photo, because I think it looks intentional, and I love funky hair colors. To me, Drew's hair just looks like she hasn't kept up her highlights. But she's still adorable!

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  7. Funny that you would post this, as I was talking to my hair dresser about this when I got my hair done last time. I'd seen some crafters blog a while back and she'd done it on herself - she didn't call it melting though. She even had that same pic of Drew Barrymore and my same thought was she just looks like her roots are way grown out. My hairdresser & I joked about this being the hollywood stars way of excusing the reason their roots weren't done. My roots were totally grown out & we joked that I was just like all the hollywood stars then because I had dark roots and it faded out into lighter ends. Who knew I was "in the now!" I agree with most of the other gals - it's not for me! But since you're going to school for all this now you are the professional & know what's hot & what's not so we probably should listen up!

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  8. Did you notice that Cat Deeley had her hair newly colored this week - lighter blonde on top melting in to more of a caramel color on the bottom - it was subtle and I liked it!

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  9. I love this look. I want to try it and just might have to soon. Thanks for posting about it.

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  10. This hair technique is actually called an Ombre, and only a good colorist not stylist can achieve this without it looking like you cant afford to get your roots done, it has to be subtle and its actually not as easy as it looks to achieve.

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  11. I love the Ombre technique. And it actually was really easy to do myself - I watched a few tutorials on youtube and grabbed some bleach from Sally's and got busy. I have dark long hair so figured if I screwed it up I could just cut it. No way I'd pay a colorist or anyone else to do something that was so easy to do myself. Get yourself some bleach and a good conditioner and you're set!

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  12. I have never heard of it called "melting" before, but Ombre has been very popular lately. There are several different ways to do it, depending on what kind of effect you're looking for, and how much coverage you are expecting. Basically, it's the best option for low-maintenance, inexpensive, trendy hair. Weaves and slices are both something that need to be touched up every 6 weeks, Ombre can go without maintenance for a couple months or longer :)

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  13. i absolutely love it as well!! i would let someone do it to my hair in a heart beat!

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