Just when we thought ombré hair had fizzled out, it comes back with a vengeance. No complaints here! Dip-dyed manes give us the ability to wear two hues at once—and there’s no place in Manila that does it better than The Lifestyle Salon. Spearheaded by Hong Kong-born “stylist to the stars” Louis Phillip Kee, this BGC salon boasts of a highly-trained team, top quality products, and extensive knowledge on the hottest hair looks.
If you missed the ombré trend the first (or second, or third) time around, we’ve got the 411 on exactly what to expect. Here’s a step-by-step guide, which details what happens when you get ombré-fied by the best!
STEP 1: WASH
Before any color touches your strands, The Lifestyle Salon stylists start with a quick wash to remove any gunk or product buildup from your hair. (This can be skipped if you start the service with clean hair, of course.)
STEP 2: BASE
For the first dye phase, your hair is coated with the chosen base color.
STEP 3: SET
Your hair is then pulled up and wrapped to let the base color set.
STEP 4: WATER RINSE
After the base color has set, it is followed by a rinse using water only.
STEP 5: QUICK BLOWDRY
When the base color has been rinsed off, your strands are then prepped for the second phase of dyeing with a quick blowdry.
STEP 6: OMBRÉ
On to the mane event! Using balayage, a free-form color technique, the stylists meticulously hand-paint the lighter dye onto the ends of your hair with a brush. This creates highlights for dimension and that coveted ombré effect. Each section is then wrapped in foil to help the dye settle into your strands.
(Bleaching is also included in this phase—but since our model’s hair was already light enough, she opted to skip it. You can, too.)
STEP 7: FINAL RINSE
A rinse follows the balayage treatment. For this final rinse, your strands are lathered up with nourishing shampoo and conditioner to keep them soft, sleek, and bouncy.
STEP 8: FINAL BLOWDRY
The ombré color is now complete! Of course, no top bill service is complete without a professional blowdry, so you can instantly show off your salon-fresh new ‘do.
And finally, the reveal:
So, who else is ready to jump on the ombré bandwagon?
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Address: Unit 120 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Avenue cor. Crescent Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Phone: 8563388 / 8564848
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9AM to 8PM; Sunday, 9AM to 6PM
Photos by Ronan Espadero