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Why should you drop Ombré hair colour for Sombre Hair colour? Anthony dishes up the clarity between the two colour techniques. Seen ELLE

Why You Should Definitely Ditch Your Ombré Hair For ‘Sombré’ Hair

While ombre has been having a serious moment for some years now, it’s high time you ditch that stark contrast for something a little softer.

We’re talking about the ‘sombré’ — ombre’s much cuter, and much more natural, protégé. We may be stating the obvious here, but sombré literally translates to ‘soft ombré’. Think super blended colours, subtle shade graduation and a lived-in look. It’s the perfect middle-ground between the piece-y and dimensional balayage, and the often contrasting dual tones that came with previous ombré techniques.

So, how do you nail a sombré hair colour? “The sombré method involves taking weaving your natural root colour, found at the very base of your strands (also known as the root stretch method) delicately through the lengths of your mane, to create a gradual transition of colour between roots to ends,” explains leading Sydney hairstylist Anthony Nader of Raw Salon.
“Another way hairdressers can address this sombré trend is when we apply what’s referred to as ‘low lights’ to the already existing “high lights”. It’s ALL about that #sombreblend.”

The Best Sombré Hair Inspiration To Take To Your Next Appointment

If you’re after an obvious colour transformation—minus the pesky upkeep—then the sombre is definitely for you. Being that your natural hair colour is maintained on the roots, and the shades used on your ends are close to your hair’s original tones, you can let this baby grow out for months before having to visit your colourist again.
A little unsure of what to ask your colourist for when getting a sombre? Make it clear that you want to stay within the general tone family of your natural hair colour by using tones that are a few shades lighter and a few shades darker than your actual base colour for a breezy, natural finish.
Here, we round up a TONNE of sombre hair colour inspo to take to your next appointment. Scroll on to see it all.