The key for a great ombre hair color is making the look age appropriate.
As the new trend of ombre hair color grows, a big question being asked is — is it right for midlifers?The truth is it has to be done well and a bit softer after a certain age/ appearance, but 40 is just a number… it is all relative to how a woman, looks, acts, dresses, etc.
For a more mature ombre look, soften it. Not so black & white like Madonna does. If the contrast is not as extreme, it does not age a woman as much. Middle age women can sport the look as long as they lean toward subtlety. This means they have to pick the right colors to complement who they are (their skin tone, their lifestyle, etc.), rather than just choosing whatever color is trendy.
The cardinal rule of having darker roots going lighter in the end still applies. Think beautiful brown on the roots cascading down to a light honey tone, instead of a jet black drastically changing to a platinum blond. Elle McPherson got it right with her soft ombre hair color, which helps frame her face beautifully.
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