L’Oréal Professionnel Dream Team member, and Aesthetic Director, Mane’a, the Salon
This season, the hottest trend seen internationally on the catwalks is the Ombre (meaning ‘shaded hair colour’ in French). It has a beautiful gradation of colour going from darker roots to medium-toned mid-lengths, further blending to lighter ends. The transition is seamless, and it gives a very beautiful, sensuouslooking colour. The Ombre technique can be used to enhance longer lengths (preferred by Indians). Indian hair is mostly dark (bases 3, 4 and 5), so the colours can be shaded to a lovely mid (6 and 7), further lightening to a soft light tone (8 and 9). The tones can range from deep auburn to soft strawberry, deep caramel to light gold, and coffee to lighter khaki. Ombre is ‘commitment free’ — you need not retouch like conventional highlights. It also benefits clients with a lot of greys as the roots are naturally dark; the touch-up formula can be deep and limited to the re-growth only.