I don't hit the salon every 4-6 weeks. I'm on a semi-annual schedule. With a busy schedule and a tight budget, routine maintenance has taken a backseat. I see women strolling about with fresh, sun-kissed highlights. As much as I love the look, blonde can require a lot of maintenance. Isn't their a way to lighten-up for summer without breaking the budget?
Yes! Ombre color is a growing trend. Beauty of a Woman's website describes the technique as "easy to carry on." Because the color is darker at the roots, upkeep is minimal. Marina, Family Friendly Blount's favorite stylist, first applied ombre styling in November of 2011. I went back a few weeks ago – 4 months after my last color – to get refreshed. The application grew out so well the line of demarcation from the color was virtually invisible.
During my most recent grooming event, Marina and I decided to go for something a bit more drastic. Variations are endless with this hand-painted process. Whether you want to brighten things up or rock an edgy 'do, the trend is low maintenance and easily customized providing a solution for even the most conservative clients.
Marina was our Spotlight Mom-to-Be in May of 2011. You may remember in the article that she is a self-proclaimed 'maximalist,' which means that she is very thorough; never over-looking even the smallest details. The stylist says, “This quality helps me while doing hair. I study hair very closely, and I love to take classes.” She recently took a course featuring the latest ombre color styles. Her education coupled with her eye for detail is the perfect helps ensure clients leave fully satisfied with beautiful results.
Mother's Day Giveaway from Marina at Bebe Salon:
The winner will receive a cut, color and style with Marina at Bebe Salon in Maryville. This is a high-value package and a great way to spruce up for summer. One entry per person for each method! Drawing ends on April 27 with the winner announced on 4/30. To register:
1) Click here to "Like" Family Friendly Blount on Facebook (a separate page from Blount Moms Today. After you like it, or if you've already done so, leave a comment below to let us know.
2) Click here to be friends with Marina on Facebook. Afterwards, or if you've already done so, leave a comment below to let us know.
3) Use the buttons below or copy and paste the link to your status on Facebook to share this post with your friends. You can do this once perk week for additional entries. Make sure to tag Family Friendly Blount in the post by using "@family friendly blount" (without the quotation marks).
If you can't wait for the giveaway to end, if you're looking to buy a spa deal for a friend, or if you don't win, Marina is offering a special to Family Friendly Blount followers. For $95 you can have a cut & color or cut & partial highlights, a 2 week CND Shellac manicure and an eyebrow wax. Sweet deal!
Just to give you an idea of ombre variation, I've included a pictures found via Google search.
And for the grand finale- here are a few pictures of my color, brought to you by the one and only Marina. (By the way, I mean to take this pictures while my hair was freshly-styled and lovely. Instead, they were taken after hours of playing, egg-hunting, and skateboarding – for real, y'all.)
Marina Bostick works at Bebe Salon located at 1500 W Broadway Ave. in Maryville. To schedule an appointment call 865-474-0260.
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